Lone-wolf Jihad materials and 46K pro-ISIL Twitter accounts flourish on the internet

The Muslim Issue

Bomb-making instructions, execution videos and 46K pro-ISIL Twitter accounts: Path to jihad runs wild online

Catherine Solyom, Postmedia News | June 26, 2015

This Screen grab from an ISIL affiliated Twitter account, taken Sunday, Sept. 20, 2014, purports to show senior military commander Abu Wahib handing a flower to a child while visiting southern Iraq, as part of the group's broad social media campaign. As ISIL battles across Syria and Iraq, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign.This Screen grab from an ISIL affiliated Twitter account, taken Sunday, Sept. 20, 2014, purports to show senior military commander Abu Wahib handing a flower to a child while visiting southern Iraq, as part of the group’s broad social media campaign. As ISIL battles across Syria and Iraq, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign.

Once on the path to violent extremism, there is no end to what would-be terrorists can find online to solidify their beliefs. It’s all just a few clicks away.

While it remains unclear just how connected Friday’s trio of terror attacks are to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, there is no arguing that the group has made it maddeningly simple for sympathizers worldwide to take up the extremists’…

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