- The jihadists threatened to conduct similar attacks on the U.S. homeland, which, according to them, will destroy American standing in the world
- The jihadists used social platforms such as Telegram, Twitter and Google Plus to exchange their celebratory messages
- A jihadist on Telegram asked Jihadi groups to use the occasion to avoid their differences and join arms against the West
WASHINGTON, September 12,2016 — There are always elements on the internet that will mourn on a day of happiness and laugh on the day of mourning. On any other day, these anti-social elements would have been ignored like a flock of flies but today they must have stung like a bee to the families of 9/11 victims.
As the United States marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, al-Qaida and Islamic State sympathizers on social media traded congratulatory messages and promised more attacks against the U.S. homeland.The jihadists used social platforms such as Telegram, Twitter and Google Plus to exchange their celebratory messages and share the anti-Western propaganda on this day. They circulated decorated images of the burning World Trade Center in New York, calling the anniversary an “Eid of happiness.”
— Ki Mo (@KiZeidan) September 11, 2016
@KiZeidan مهو ده المعلم اللي اتغنلو تستهل طياره لا طياره شويه عليك
— sameh (@SShbroo) September 11, 2016
Another jihadist on Telegram asked Jihadi groups to use the occasion to avoid their differences and join arms against the West. “If so many different opinions confuse us and the will of Devil deceives us during these bad times, the memory of September 11th should unite us; #Islamic_State, #Al-Nusra_Front, #Al-Qaida.”
19 فردا ايقضوا امة كاملة من نومها واناروا بدمائهم لها الدرب
— ahmed reda (@easpoche01is) September 10, 2016
The pro-jihad accounts on social media also expressed concern about the great majority of Muslims who sympathize with Americans on this day. “We are proud of September 11th events. Strange how some people still sympathize with Americans on this day,” a Jihadi posted on Google Plus.
The jihadists threatened to conduct similar attacks on the U.S. homeland, which, according to them, will destroy American standing in the world.They reiterated support for al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiti, who called on Muslims to join the terror group’s fight against the U.S.
In a video released Friday on the Internet titled “The Defiers of Injustice,” Zawahiri said the 9/11 attacks “returned the balance” between Islam and what it called its materialistic crusader enemies, and promised similar attacks on U.S. soil. (VOA)