Pro-ISIS cleric Musa Cerantonio is active on Instagram, where he uses an alias. The cleric used to be a high-profile fixture on social media, openly calling upon Muslims to wage jihad in Iraq and Syria, but his activity noticeably decreased after his July 2014 arrest in the Philippines, which saw him deported back to Australia. After his arrest, he used more obscure social media platforms such as Paltalk. He mostly posts photos of himself on his Instagram account, posing in various spots around the world. Cerantonio has a private Instagram account, so users must request to follow him. At the time of this writing the cleric had 127 followers and was following 178 accounts, mainly of ISIS supporters as well as a few ISIS members.Cerantonio's Instagram account Cerantonio in Argenta, a town in the Emilia-Romagna province in Italy Cerantonio holding a flag bearing the Shahada in front of St. Beter's Basilica in Vatican City The full text of this report is available to MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor Subscribers. Subscription information is available at this link. JTTM subscribers can visit this page to view the report.
April 8, 2016
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