Somali Rebels Embrace Twitter Terrorism

El Shabbab, the fundamentalist Islamic insurgency group fighting to control southern Somalia, reject most things Western and/or modern, but ironically have embraced Twitter, garnering thousands of followers. In addition to straightforward updates on battles and territory, the best part is the taunting that goes on between the insurgents and Kenyan military spokesman Major E. Chirchir:

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  • Anarchy Pony

    This just in; Twitter full of twits, from all walks of life.

  • Anarchy Pony

    This just in; Twitter full of twits, from all walks of life.

  • Tibus Heth

    This is pretty funny, really. I rather foolishly never expected things like this, such as people getting on the internet and trolling their (war) enemies.

  • Redacted

    This is pretty funny, really. I rather foolishly never expected things like this, such as people getting on the internet and trolling their (war) enemies.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    in the future
    all wars will be fought on Twitter and Facebook
    by AI drones

  • BuzzCoastin

    in the future
    all wars will be fought on Twitter and Facebook
    by AI drones

    • Anarchy Pony

      And no one will even know about it.

  • Hadrian999

    im most curious why they are doing it in english

  • Hadrian999

    im most curious why they are doing it in english

  • Hadrian999

    im most curious why they are doing it in english

  • Anarchy Pony

    And no one will even know about it.

  • Pultsari

    Now that is a smart idea.

  • Pultsari

    Now that is a smart idea.