Pakistani Taliban Commander Ehsanullah Ehsan Remains Active On Despite Media Exposure

January 6, 2015

A snapshot of Ehsanullah Ehsan’s account on LinkedIn (taken on January 6, 2015)

Two days after being exposed by the media, Pakistani Taliban commander Ehsanullah Ehsan’s account on social networking site LinkedIn remains active.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former spokesman for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), now serves as the spokesman for TTP Jamaatul Ahrar, which split from the parent organization over leadership issue. The TTP Jamaatul Ahrar functions under Omar Khalid Khorasani, a leading jihadist commander, who recently sought to mediate between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Jabhat Al-Nusra in order to unite them under a single jihadi platform in Syria.

On his LinkedIn profile, Ehsan identifies himself as the spokesman of the TTP Jamaatul Ahrar, which is listed his employer. Ehsan also has a real picture of himself as his profile. On his profile, the jihadist commander notes: “I am a Mujahid and I openly say and do the things that annoy enemies of Islam.”

Ehsan adds: “I invite the non-Muslims to explore into the light of Islam and I incite the Muslims to wage jihad against the man-made laws [such as democracy].” It should be noted that the TTP Jamaatul Ahrar has been successful in recruiting some British youths recently. In one case, a former Pakistani military doctor, Tariq Ali, who was based in London, joined the group in the summer of 2014.

Source:, accessed January 6, 2015.