A 17 year old Virginia boy named Ali Shukri Amin has been arrested for his role in ISIS recruiting and involvement.
At one point his Twitter account was the second most viewed english-speaking account on the site.
What is so strange is his involvement with a 20 year old radical Finnish national. It appears they fancied themselves as ISIS “hipsters,” guys who liked ISIS before it was cool.
With kids spending more and more time online, their minds are becoming more and more easy to pollute.
The 17-year-old Virginia boy who admitted to running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account befriended a Finland-based fundamentalist two years before.
“Abdullah,” a 20-year-old Muslim convert, revealed his connection to Ali Shukri Amin and analyzed the phenomenon of online radicalization, speaking with The Daily Caller News Foundation over Skype Wednesday.
He declined to disclose his Finnish name, preferring to go by Abdullah. His connection to Amin has been independently verified by TheDCNF.
TheDCNF contacted Abdullah via Twitter after he tweeted that he knew @AmreekiWitness, referring to Amin’s Twitter persona. Although Amin’s case drew publicity after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support for the Islamic State June 11, his path toward extremism remains unclear.