Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): On TikTok, Pro-Taliban Posts Promote Group's Ideology, Celebrate Late Commander Mullah Mohammed Omar

September 10, 2020

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The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies.

Platform: TikTok

Additional Information: Pro-Taliban TikTok accounts, with accompanying text in Urdu and Pashto, celebrate late Taliban commander Mullah Mohammed Omar and refer to the U.S.-Taliban deal signed in Doha this February 2020. One post on the deal states in Urdu: "America has accepted its defeat; Afghan Taliban won."

The avatar of user @talibanzindabad[1] shows a photo of Mullah Omar from the 1970s.

A March 1, 2020 post by Taliban sympathizer Shaikh_Jee plays a jihadi nasheed and shows a Taliban flag.

On August 22, user Gazwae_hind[2] posted a slideshow of images of Mullah Mohammed Omar.

On February 29, user @Ma.l.i.k[3] posted about the U.S.-Taliban peace deal signed in Qatar. The Urdu text in the image reads: "America has accepted its defeat; Afghan Taliban won." Urdu text written using the Latin alphabet reads: "Allah gave honor to those waging jihad” In English hashtags reads #usadefeatedbyTaliban and #Afgahntaliban."

On May 17, 2020, user @Nizamtareen[4] posted part of an official Taliban video release and praised the Taliban.

On March 3, user @raja.usman[5] shared a clip from a video game that shows a battlefield fight. The text reads: "Taliban 302."

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