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Offline flowers

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Al Qaeda Gets a Twitter Account
« on: September 28, 2013, 06:14:03 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/28/Al-Qaeda-Gets-A-Twitter-Account

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The Al Qaeda terror group has opened a Twitter account. According to The Washington Free Beacon, the account was opened on September 23; early tweets dealt with "divisions between two Al Qaeda rebel groups in Syria."

The Arabic-language account, @shomokhalislam, had attracted over 2,100 followers by the morning of September 28.

Counterterrorism expert Patrick Poole says Al Qaeda's Twitter account is par for the course: "We've seen terrorist groups make increasingly effective use of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, in recent years. Not only is this effective for propaganda purposes but also recruitment."

"Initial tweets" from the account "decried the split between Syrian rebel groups and promised a neutral stance." The split is viewed as the beginning of a good thing for Western nations that have been battling Al Qaeda since the 1990s. 


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Re: Al Qaeda Gets a Twitter Account
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 10:26:20 PM »
I'm going to follow them and insult Mohammed.. I don't think anything will happen to me at all..
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Re: Al Qaeda Gets a Twitter Account
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 10:27:05 PM »
Someone beat me too it:
@shomokhalislam Mohammad was a child molester.
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Re: Al Qaeda Gets a Twitter Account
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 08:40:39 AM »
I'm sure the NSA will direct all its spying capabilities on the site right away.
As soon as they're done spying on ex-girlfriends and tea partiers :thud:
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