Monday, July 17, 2017

"Jihotties, lingerie and recipes: Islamic State sympathisers on Telegram"

Jakarta: When terrorism analyst Nava Nuraniyah monitored the encrypted chat groups of Islamic State sympathisers on the Telegram app she uncovered something surprising: they were more likely to gossip than plot terror attacks.


"To give you an illustration as to how personal are their chats, they talk about jihotties - hot jihadis basically - and they have huge online businesses, selling everything from Muslim clothing even lingerie and cooking recipes," she said.