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

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September 4, 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 accounts 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."

 

In a post from August, user Rahimashshah777[6] published a post about the Afghan Taliban, the Urdu text of which says: "The Ertugrul of our era, May I sacrifice [for them], if your heart says, share the video of these heroes further." Ertugrul was the father of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.  

User @khanaryan89[7] posted a video of the Afghan Taliban on June 5. The video shows Afghan Taliban leaders attending a graduation ceremony of jihadis at a training camp in Afghanistan.

 

[1] Tiktok.com/ talibanzindabad, September 4, 2020.

[2] Tiktok.com/ Gazwae_hind, September 4, 2020.

[3] Tiktok.com/ Ma.l.i.k, September 4, 2020.

[4] Tiktok.com/ Nizamtareen, September 4, 2020.

[5] Tiktok.com/ raja.usman, September 4, 2020.

[6] Tiktok.com/ Rahimashshah777, September 4, 2020.

[7] Tiktok.com/ khanaryan89, September 4, 2020.

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