BREAKING: TOP ISIS HACKER Linked to Garland, Texas Terror Attack
British computer hacker-turned jihadi Junaid Hussain AKA: Abu Hussain al-Britani. (IBTimes)
Al-Britani is married to ISIS rebel Sally Jones, a former rocker.
The British mother-of-two and former rocker traveled to Syria in 2014 to join ISIS.
She has threatened to behead Christians with a blunt knife.
Al-Britani, a top hacker for ISIS, is linked to the Garland, Texas terror attack.
Before becoming a law enforcement focus in the attack on a Garland, Texas, cartoon contest, Junaid Hussain went by the cyber pseudonym, “TriCk.”
Tweets between Hussain and one of the gunmen have lent credence to the ISIS claim that it was responsible for the attack, though outside of Hussain’s involvement with the terror outfit, it’s difficult to say exactly what role ISIS played. What’s known of Hussain is pieced together from court records, police documents, online and social media activity, terror experts and a fellow hacker.
From these sources, the portrait emerges of a dangerous hacker and influential recruiter who’s able to crack online banking security systems and who has demonstrated on occasion a zany sense of humor, once dressing up as a Power Ranger and wielding a machine gun during an online chat.
The 20-year-old hacker now goes by the moniker, Abu Hussain al-Britani, he told CNN last year, a claim confirmed by American organizations tracking jihadi websites. A former member of a hacker collective that Hussain once led also told CNN that al-Britani and Hussain are the same person.
The Briton is believed to have traveled to Syria in 2013 as police in Birmingham, England, investigated him in relation to a violent disorder allegation, a British security expert said. At least a half dozen British media outlets reported Hussain skipped bail.
It is believed that he was recruited by ISIS prior to leaving for Syria. He is now married to ISIS convert Umm Hussain al-Britani (formerly Sally Jones), who is 25 years his senior, the security expert told CNN.
Terror analysts say he is one of the most accomplished hackers fighting for ISIS…
…The hacker is linked to Monday’s attack on the Garland, Texas, contest, in which participants were asked to draw comics featuring Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, via a series of tweets before and after a policeman killed gunmen Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.
Hussain may have played a role in inspiring the gunmen, a U.S. official told CNN.
Web of tweets
First, Simpson urged people on Twitter to follow al-Britani. Then, al-Britani retweeted an apparent announcement from Simpson that he and Noofi had pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After news of the attack broke, al-Britani tweeted, “Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) art exhibition in texas! #TexasAttack.”
“Allahu Akbar” means “God is the greatest,” while “s.a.w.” is short for “Peace Be Upon Him.” It’s common for Muslims to write “s.a.w.” or “PBUH” after the prophet’s name.
It is possible al-Britani had knowledge an attack was in the works. Several hours before the Garland attack he tweeted, “soon we will come to your streets with death and slaughter!”
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