Islamic State murdered a woman and then posed as her on social media for three months

In an incident which shows just how dangerous and cruel the Islamic State can be to people who oppose it, a citizen journalist called Ruqia Hassan Mohammed was murdered by the jihadists after she raised her voice against them.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

In fact, the jihadists even hijacked Hassan's Facebook account and posed as the journalist for three months to lure other people against them into a trap, reported Independent.

Hassan is thought to have been captured by the terrorists in Raqqa in July last year and killed in September.

The report added that another citizen journalist from the group 'Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered' (RBSS) said that Islamic State had accessed her Facebook account to flush out other opponents.

Another report in The Guardian said that Hassan used her social media posts to describe life for the residents of Raqqa under the Islamic State and also wrote about the airstrikes against the terrorist group.

Writing under the pen name Nissan Ibrahim, Hassan studied philosophy at Aleppo University and later joined the opposition to Bashar al-Assad's regime. She also refused to leave Raqqa after the Islamic State took over the city.

Abu Mohammed, founder of RBSS, tweeted out Hassan's last words.


Updated Date: Jan 07, 2016 19:30 PM

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