Isdarat.tv: ISIS’s Answer To YouTube

August 19, 2015

Introduction

Isdarat.tv is a Pro-ISIS website that hosts the group’s videos. Isdarat’s pages are written in Arabic, but ISIS videos are available on the site in Arabic, Turkish, Russian, French, and English. It recently came to prominence in the online Jihadi community, with the first tweets specifically referring to the site appearing in May 2015. Since then, Jihadi users have spread links to ISIS videos hosted on the site across Twitter and discussed its merits

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Isdarat’s homepage

On Social Media

The following tweets show ISIS members and their supporters discussing and posting links to Isdarat.

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User @unb_media refers to Isdarat as “Caliphate Tube,” promoting it as an improved alternative to YouTube

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User Abu Ibrahim notes that Isdarat now has a Da’wa (Islamic outreach) section

The following pictures are examples of ISIS supporters using Isdarat links to support to spread the organization’s media releases:

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“The execution of an Israeli spy at the hands of the Islamic State. Media release [titled] “Wretched is That Which They Purchased”

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This link to an Isdarat-hosted video shows user Badr Ed-Din El-Kufi using general trending hashtags to promote ISIS

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Link to video hosted on Isdarat which features a message by ISIS leaderĀ Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

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