Prominent Salafi-Jihadi Cleric Abu Qatada Al-Filistini Has Official Telegram Channel

May 9, 2017

The Telegram channel ShAbuQatada is the official channel of prominent Salafi-jihadi cleric Abu Qatada Al-Filistini, aka Omar Mahmoud Othman. The channel was created on November 8, 2015, and as of this writing, has 7,632 members.

The channel posts opinions and statements by Abu Qatada on a wide range of subjects, including religious and political affairs. It also posts links to articles and books by him, and reposts tweets from his Twitter account, in addition to posters promoting him.


The channel’s first post on November 8, 2015. It reads: “A new channel for the honorable sheikh Abu Qatada Al-Filistini, [where] we monitor everything that the sheikh – May Allah protect him – publishes…”