So now we have Islamic fundy ‘hipsters’, being big hits on social media? (Hat tip: oogenhand)
And ISIS ‘cats-with-guns’ Instagram accounts…
How very 21st century…
The new face of extremism? (Picture: Twitter)
An Islamic State fighter is making waves on social media thanks to a photo posted on Twitter where he looks more Shoreditch than Syria.
From his untamed hair and beard to his thick-rimmed geek glasses and lo-fi form of transport, the man in the picture has all the markings of a hipster – but one brandishing a semi-automatic rifle and scimitar sword.
The photo, which recalls the cats-with-guns pro-Isis Instagram accounts that surfaced last month, was posted on the Twitter feed of @Aws_fasfas, who describe themselves as ‘defenders of the Islamist state of Iraq’. Alongside this image the group posts dozens of graphic images of killings.
The photo of the hipster jihadist, which has not been verified but is thought to be genuine, was taken in Ragga, northern Syria, according to The Independent.