Purported American ISIS Member Calls on Muslims to ‘Take Down’ Obama, Slaughter Americans
An alleged American ISIS fighter in the Islamic State posted a call to Twitter on Thursday for Muslims to murder Americans (specifically veterans) at patriotic parades and to ‘take down’ President Barack Obama.
The Twitter account called “Umm Jihad @ZumarulJannah” with the sub-name “Umm Jihad Al Amrikiyah” appears to be an American woman who traveled to the Islamic State last December and was married to an Australian ISIS fighter who was apparently killed in battle this week.
Photo of black-gloved hands holding passports of several nations including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom captioned, “Bonfire soon, no need for these anymore. Alhamdulillah”, posted 3:45 a.m. EST December 1, 2014.
Over the next few weeks the tweets by Umm Jihad were sporadic, with exhortations to come to fight and a note about surviving a bombing. She stopped posting January 10 and resumed on March 18.
“Literally was walking home and a bomb struck a few meters behind me. Bombs are loud that’s all I have to say. #AllahMawlana” 7:27 p.m. EST December 23, 2014.
“Don’t be stingy with your opportunities. Others are dying for a chance while the doors are open for you. Come, we want to see you here.” 7:53 p.m. EST December 31, 2014.
Following a short salute to the Paris attacks, she posted a statement urging more such terror attacks:
“If one doesn’t have the means to get here then the state advises you to follow their footsteps, strike fear in them.” 7:25 p.m. EST January 7, 2015.
A few minutes later she complained about the lack of Americans:
“A llahumma barik there are soooo many Aussies and Brits here but where are the Americans, wake up u cowards” 7:34 p.m. EST January 7, 2015.
On January 10 Umm Jihad announced she was shutting down her Twitter account.
The account saw a flurry of activity two months later on March 18, prompted by the apparent martyrdom of her husband.
“May Allah accept my husband, Abu Jihad al Australi. Promised Allah and fought in the front lines until he obtained shahadah.” 7:24 a.m. March 18, 2015.
Umm Jihad posted a photo of her dead husband with a rifle placed on his body. The face, hair and beard appear to be similar to the man seen in her avatar holding a smartphone with a rifle leaned up against a nearby indoor wall.
The photo was captioned, “”And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead.. .”” 11:12 a.m. EST March 18, 2015
After a few more tweets about her husband’s martyrdom posted on Wednesday, Umm Jihad set about on Thursday encouraging jihadis to wage war on Americans inside the United States, with a special plea for an attack on Obama.
“How could you sit in the West and succumb to comfort in the land of the enemy?” 8:36 a.m. EST March 19, 2015
“How could you sit and debate whether this is an obligatory jihad or not? How could u let ur emotions play a part in your decisions?” 9:01 a.m. EST
“Do any of u think “hmm I don’t have enough imaan to pray maghrib” ? Then why do you let your emotions take part with the greatest fardh ?” 9:45 a.m. EST
“If you can’t come here then terrorize the kuffar at home. Form and expand the Khilafah where you are.” 9:47 a.m. EST
If you can't come here then terrorize the kuffar at home. Form and expand the Khilafah where you are.
— Umm Jihad (@ZumarulJannah) March 19, 2015
“Veterans,Patriot,Memorial etc Day parades..go on drive by’s + spill all of their blood or rent a big truck n drive all over them. Kill them.” 10:24 a.m. EST
“You can look up Obamas schedule on the white house website. Take down that treacherous tyrant !” 10:26 a.m. EST
“If you can send money to the Mujahideen here and you are able to assist a fighter dm me and send as much as you are able to.” 10:29 a.m. EST
Umm Jihad went on with a string of retweets encouraging Muslims to travel to the Islamic State to seek martyrdom.
Umm Jihad replied to a few critics Thursday evening. In one reply she explained she wanted American veterans killed at patriotic parades.
“@QUEENZ_____ firstly. My tweet was referring to american war veterans. Not one atom of sympathy for them.” 7:02 p.m. EST
Her last tweet seen before closing this article was a plea to not feel sympathy for non-Muslims murdered by jihadis.
“You all need to study the fiqh of war before jumping into conclusions… and not feel sympathy for the kuffar.” 7:07 p.m. EST