Pro-ISIS Twitterati Respond to Paris Attack

As France and most of the world mourns, extremists on Twitter cheer.

The Twitter Inc. logo and signage is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The deadly attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo elicited a torrent of support from the Islamic State supporters in the Twitterverse. These online messages cheering terror come from the same repository of smartphone warriors who celebrated violence in Ferguson, hostage-taking in Sydney and beheadings of journalists and aid workers. 

Here is a sampling of the extremist response to the shooting in Paris:

Attempts were made to launch pro-violence hashtags including #FranceAttackInRevengeForTheProphet and #We_Avenged_The_Messenger.

Hashtag2

   

Screenshot: twitter.com/IbnuTalha

Some users issued threats of violence...

IS_Revenged

   

Screenshot: twitter.com/stcsawamobil

...and even suggested Paris type attacks will be a "daily occurrence."  

IS_France

   

Screenshot: twitter.com/Jizyacollector

Some users made attempts at snark... 

snark

   

Screenshot: twitter.com/MuslimZim

...and others literally added insult to injury.  

crosswhisperers

   

Screenshot: twitter.com/SabranAsrana1

 

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