Muslim Brotherhood uses the social media to brainwash young and perspective minds
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Osama Al-Azhari, a professor at Al-Azhar University and adviser to President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, claimed that the real field in which the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS are ‘hijacking’ young minds and turning them into a ticking time bomb is the social media. He specifically mentioned Facebook. Al-Azhari praised the move by the Egyptian “Dar al-Ifta” which launched a “raid” on the cyberspace in response to extremists.
The presidential adviser also noted that in April Twitter closed roughly 10,000ISIS accounts. Al-Azhari added that based on the latest statistics and studies, more than 60,000social media pages in Arabic are being used by ISIS, Boko Haram, Ansar Bait al-Maqdisas well as the Muslim Brotherhood. These pages are the biggest source for this scourge, Al-Azhari emphasized.