In an interesting twist, the Leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is upset over people making fake accounts and posing as the Islamic Caliphate.
They may be trying to cut through the confusion and chatter coming out of their caliphate, cracking down on social media accounts that claim to speak for the terrorist organization. A spokesperson for this Islamic State says there are only 4 real and authorized social media accounts that represent ISIS/ISIL.
This may be because there was much confusion last week over the hostage trade deal between them and Jordan for the swap of a Japanese journalist Mr. Goto and Jordan’s Air Force pilot for the caliphates hotel bomber.
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They issued a statement saying:
“No one has the right to speak on behalf of the Islamic State or its Emir or its spokesperson.”
- Official message from ISIS
A quick online search can pull up hundreds of accounts all claiming to be part of the Islamic Caliphate, including sites selling T-shirts and gear, posters and more.
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