All-female Islamic State backer battalion claims to make infidels ‘sleep-deprived’
Foreign Desk News reports on the groups new propaganda video, a mixture of boasting over successful hacking adventures and threats against anyone who tries to expose the identity of group members.
The Middle East Media Research Institute notes that the women of the group also style themselves as sahabiyyat, essentially descendants of the honored female companions of Mohammed. One of their slogans is, We spam kuffar [infidels] to disrupt communications.
There is some debate over whether these hackers are full-blown members of ISIS or sympathizers seeking to help the Islamic State with online mischief. The Al-Khansa brigade in ISIS-controlled areas of Syria is primarily the womens police force, infamous for its cruelty. Many of its members are of European extraction.
The main Cyber Caliphate group released its latest kill list of almost 9,000 targets in early April, including President Donald Trump. Analysts said most of the list appeared random, including over a thousand names from the U.K. The list was accompanied by instructions to kill them wherever you find them.
The leader of the Cyber Caliphate, Ohsed Agha, was reportedly killed by a U.S. drone strike on the Islamic States Syrian capital of Raqqa in March.