#MyTreedom campaign takes on global persecution with Christmas tree photos

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Merry Christmas from…everywhere. Yes, even countries where being Christian is a crime, punishable by death. In the eye of increased Christian persecution around the world, a newly-launched Facebook campaign called My Treedom, posts daily photographs of Christmas trees and holiday decorations from some of the hardest places to live and practice as a Christian. Launched…

ISIS Diaries: New channel chronicles daily life in the Caliphate

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If you aren’t inspired to go fight alongside the Islamic State, perhaps hearing their personal accounts will make you change your mind. That’s what the newest ISIS-linked Telegram Messenger account is hoping. “Diary of a Mujahid,” is a new channel showcasing “inspiring narratives” from ISIS fighters in English, directed toward recruiting others abroad to join.…

Facebook declines to remove ISIS page -UPDATED

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Facebook declined a request to remove an ISIS-affiliated page in English, replying that the page “does not violate” their “Community Standards.” The Foreign Desk alerted Facebook to the Khalifah News page, which describes itself as an outlet that posts “official material published by the Islamic State” including news, videos, statements, image sets and audio statements…

Telegram Messenger shut down 78 ISIS-linked channels

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Telegram Messenger has shut down 78 ISIS-linked channels that the terror group was using to spread its propaganda message across the Internet. Using a recently-launched “Channels” feature that allows messages to be sent to unlimited users and followers, the Islamic State has used the platform to create the “Nashir” channel, meaning ‘purveyor’ in Arabic. ISIS…

ISIS offers Jihadi emojis, beheading & execution sticker set

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Instead of a smile, a wink or a frown, imagine sending stickers or emojis of an ISIS flag, the beheading of James Foley or a cage on fire, depicting the burning alive of Jordanian pilot, Moaz Al-Kasasbeh. That’s what the Islamic State is now offering on one of their messenger channels—various downloadable stickers, allowing users…