ISIS female recruiter revealed to be Seattle student

On Twitter, she was known as @_UmmWaqqas, and is pictured covered completely in black (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

A prominent female Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) online recruiter has been revealed by a UK television news program as a student who lived in the U.S., and had recently been in Seattle.

On Twitter, she was known as @_UmmWaqqas, and is pictured covered completely in black. She is known for her links to women who travel to Syria and Iraq to marry ISIS fighters.

“I'm actually lost for words,” one of the woman’s school friends, who asked to stay anonymous, told Channel 4 News. Friends said she lived a normal life as a teenager.

While the woman’s account has since been suspended, it was known for its public support of ISIS’s murder of a Jordanian pilot, seen in graphic footage released in February.

At the time, the ISIS-linked account tweeted: “an eye for an eye if you ask me!”, and: “I now get why they caged the man & then poured concrete on him ... Whenever the Muslims are bombed in their homes they have nowhere to run.”

According to Channel 4, the Twitter user refused to answer allegations about her activities and whereabouts when they approached her on social media sites.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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