“Hussein was also linked to a failed May attack on a ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Elton Simpson, one of the gunmen involved in the failed assault, urged his Twitter followers to follow Hussein hours before he and fellow attacker Nadir Soofi were killed by police guarding the event.”
Media hatred for our defense of free speech was so intense, will the NY Times and the Washington Post and the major TV networks be running fawning eulogies of Hussein?
“British ISIS hacker killed in US airstrike,” Fox News, August 27, 2015:
A US drone strike in Syria Tuesday reportedly killed a fugitive British computer hacker who had become one of ISIS’ top online recruiters.
The Wall Street Journal reported the death of Junaid Hussein late Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the operation. The officials said Hussein was killed by a targeted airstrike near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS’ self-proclaimed “caliphate.”
Hussein was a native of Birmingham, England, who fled Britain for Syria in 2013 after serving prison time for hacking the email of a former aide to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and publishing Blair’s personal information online. Adopting the name Abu Hussain Al Britani, he repeatedly called for young, computer-literate Muslims to come to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS.
“You can sit at home and play call of duty or you can come here and respond to the real call of duty… the choice is yours,” Hussein tweeted in 2014, referencing the popular video game.
In recent months, officials told the Journal that Hussein had tried to use social media to recruit would-be jihadis to carry out attacks against US service personnel. The paper reported that Hussein would frequently post the names, addresses and photos of US troops on his Twitter feed and urge his followers to find the serviceman or servicewoman and kill him or her. US officials believe Hussein was also involved in plotting terror attacks over this past July 4 holiday.
Hussein was also linked to a failed May attack on a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Elton Simpson, one of the gunmen involved in the failed assault, urged his Twitter followers to follow Hussein hours before he and fellow attacker Nadir Soofi were killed by police guarding the event.
The decision to target Hussein was made several months ago by US and British officials, who had been gathering evidence against him in the event he was captured alive.
Earlier this month, reporters working undercover for Sky News managed to contact Hussein and his wife, a British Muslim convert named Sally Jones. He encouraged the reporters to form Islamist gangs in Britain with the goal of creating an Islamic state there, even sending them detailed guidebooks that included advice on raising money and procuring weapons.
Sky News reported that Hussein discussed a plot to attack the Aug. 15 V-J Day celebrations in London, which were attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British government.
“It will be big,” Hussein wrote in one communication with the reporter. “We will hit the kuffar [unbelievers] hard InshAllah [God willing]. Hit their soldiers in their own land. InshAllah. Soldiers that served in Iraq and Afghanistan will be present. Jump in the crowd and detonate the bomb.”
“They think they can kill Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan then come back to the UK and be safe. We’ll hit them hard InshAllah.”
The ceremonies took place without incident.
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