Using ‘We Are All Jabhat A-Nusra’ Twitter Hashtag, Online Jihadis Defend the Group, Criticize Its Listing As Terrorist Organization

June 3, 2013

 

Soon after the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) added Jabhat Al-Nusra (JN), the main rebel force fighting to topple Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, to the terrorist organizations list, online jihadis on Twitter condemned the decision and expressed their support for the jihadi group. Using a the Twitter hashtag ‘We Are All Jabhat Al-Nusra’ – a name Syrian protesters gave to one Friday last year – the majority of tweets in this hashtag regarded the addition as a credit to the jihadi group.

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