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Islamic State Threatens War Against Twitter Founder

Mar 2, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The militant group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has set its sights on one of the co-founders of Twitter, USA Today reports.

“Twitter has routinely shut down Islamic State social media accounts, particularly those that threaten or link to beheadings and other atrocities,” the story reports. The piece says the group “posted an online threat Sunday warning Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey that ‘your virtual war on the Internet will cause a real war on you.'”

Twitter with a brief statement saying the company’s “security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials.”

The threat was reportedly posted in Arabic with headlines reading “Foundation for the conquest of Jerusalem for the Islamic State,” and “Twitter a target for the caliphate.”

The post reportedly says: “Jack, how will you protect your helpless employees when their necks are on the line and they become an official target for soldiers of the succession and their supporters among you? What will be your response to their families and sons, and their plight in this failed war?”

The post reportedly contains a picture of Dorsey with a target on his face.

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