Palestinian Man In Official Google-Sponsored Engineering Competition Supports ISIS On Instagram

May 18, 2017

A Palestinian man who appears to reside in Nablus supports the Islamic State on his Instagram account. He shared several photos of himself competing in an official Google-sponsored engineering competition called Hash Code, which according to Google is “a team-based programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a real-life engineering problem for you to solve.”

Banner for Google’s Hash Code competition

In March 2017, he posted a photo of himself holding a Hash Code sign.

He posted a close-up of his sign, which reads, “GDG Nablus” – Google Developers’ Group Nablus.

Earlier this year, he posted a pro-jihad graphic stating: “Attack them, Oh monotheist. Explosive devices: how to make it [and] how to use it?”

In March 2017, he posted an video that played an ISIS song.

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