ISIL Threatens to Assassinate Twitter Employees


“An ISIS group has threatened to assassinate Twitter employees who close down accounts linked to the extremist group. The group tweeted urging “lone wolves” in the US and Europe to target the social media service by directly attacking their employees. We take a look at the threat, in this Lip News clip with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.”

TheLipTV: ISIS Threatens to Assassinate Twitter Employees

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Juan adds: I’m with Mark Sovel on this one. Calling for lone wolf attacks means that the individual doesn’t actually have an organizational capacity to carry out threats. Also the NYT’s Rukmini Callimachi casts doubt on the provenance of this tweeted threat:

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  1. Fear Itself is more dangerous than lone wolves. Fear has caused people to *voluntarily* give up their civil liberties, their voices, their ability and willingness to think for themselves. A heart filled with peace does not have leftover space for fear. Peace is the solution, not the goal. link to

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