Pro-IS Twitter account targets Modi

The account, suspected to be operated by one of the four alleged recruits from Mumbai, shows the location of its owner in Turkey

Updated - November 16, 2021 06:52 pm IST

Published - February 03, 2015 02:43 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The pro-IS Twitter account, which was suspended after it called for a “car bomb” attack during U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India last month, is back in a new avatar, this time targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi too.

“Modi Obama the two Enemy of Allah. #26 January#flag hosting#car bomb#chemical,” said a tweet through the new account @Magnetgas1 on January 25, adding: “The people of kufr is one Millah.#Modi#Obama.”

The account, suspected to be operated by one of the four alleged IS recruits from Mumbai, shows the location of its owner in Turkey.

In a matter of days, the account has over 500 followers and 220 pro-IS messages. Alarmed at the increasing instances of Indian nationals attempting to enter the war-stricken areas of Iraq and Syria, intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance of pro-IS propaganda activities on the social media.

A 19-year-old girl from Hyderabad had flown from Qatar, where she lived with her parents, to Turkey to join the outfit. In another case, nine persons were deported from Turkey and detained by the Bengaluru police a couple of days ago for allegedly attempting to enter Syria. They were released after they gave an undertaking that they would not indulge in any such activity in future.

“However, the threat of people getting radicalised on the Internet is real, and therefore, there is an urgent need for the agencies to take preventive measures,” said an official.

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