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Seattle Student Uncovered as Prominent ISIS Recruiter

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 May 13
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A college student in Seattle was found to be recruiting for ISIS, according to Christian News Network. Rawdah Abdisalaam created the Twitter account @_UmmWaqqas, a page that urged Muslims to support and join ISIS.


In one update, Abdisalaam posted a photo of her laptop sitting atop an ISIS flag. On the computer screen was an ISIS lecture video. She captioned the photo, “This is all I do pretty much. My aspiration is to become like A’isha Radi Allahu Anha (the wife of Mohammed) in every sense.”


Another Tweet read, “May Allah bless our Mujahideen in Dawlatul Islam. May Allah grant them victory over their enemies and bless the Islamic State!”


The college student’s friends were reportedly shocked to hear of Abdisalaam’s involvement with ISIS recruitment. 


Channel Four News anonymously contacted Abdisalaam to determine that she was located in Seattle. However, her friends believe that she has ran from the state and possibly the country. 


The ISIS recruitment Twitter page has since been removed, but not before acquiring 8,000 followers. 



Publication date: May 13, 2015