Following Twitter Suspension, Prominent Syria-Based Saudi Cleric Posts Updates From Syria On Instagram; Promotes His Telegram Account

October 1, 2015

On September 28, a pro-ISIS Twitter account called End of time dreams noted that senior Jabhat Al-Nusra cleric Shaykh Abdullah Al-Muhaysini had been suspended from Twitter, following a campaign by online ISIS supporters reporting his account. According to the tweet, the Saudi-born Syria-based sheikh has now moved to Instagram to share his messages; his first Instagram post was dated September 26, 2015. At one point, Muhaysini’s Twitter account had over 300,000 followers.

So far on Instagram, Muhaysini has shared a handful of photos and short videos. At the time of this writing, his Instagram account boasts 1,572 followers.

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Screenshot of ISIS account boasting of Muhaysini’s removal from Twitter

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His latest post, dated September 29, promotes his new Telegram account. Telegram is an encrypted app that is favored by many jihadis and their supporters.

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