American ISIS member from Chicago active on Twitter and Facebook

A.T., who traveled to Syria to join a jihad organization, states on his Twitter account that he is 25, from Chicago, and has joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He is yet another of the growing number of foreign fighters in Syria using social media – in his case, in addition to Twitter, he is active on Facebook and Ask.fm – to chronicle experiences, to communicate with fellow jihadis in Syria and in the West, and to answer questions about joining the jihad in Syria.

His first tweet, on December 21, 2013, was: “Internet, Restaurants, Cars, iPhones… Allah has made Hijra and Jihad in Sham [Syria] so easy… why are we still clinging to the Earth and hesitating?”

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