Senior female Islamic State recruiter is student from Seattle

ByPamela Geller on April 30, 2015
34 Comments

Another university where I won’t expect an invitation to speak.

Another misunderstander-cum-savage, I suspect. If the vitriol and hysterics directed at my organization and me were properly directed at these slaughterers, we would have had this pox on humanity beat by now.

But it isn’t, and we are losing.

Umm WaqqasShe could still be in the country, and plotting to wage jihad here — or simply still recruiting for the Islamic State. In any case, from the description below, she doesn’t seem to have been suffering from notable poverty or deprivation or oppression. John Kerry, call your office!

“Senior female Isis figure who helped recruit women from Europe to Syria is revealed as student from Seattle,” by Heather Saul, Independent, April 29, 2015:

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A senior female Isis figure who reportedly helped recruit women to join the extremist group in areas under its self-declared caliphate has been exposed as a student from Seattle, who may have been living in the city up until March this year.

The person behind the influential @_UmmWaqqas Twitter account has been revealed by Channel 4 as a woman in her 20s who lived and studied in the US.

Her Twitter account had a following of over 8,000 before it was suspended and shows that British recruits, such as Aqsa Mahmood, and other women from Europe were in contact with her in the days running up their departure. Mahmood goes by the name of ‘Umm Layth’ online and tweets from the @_UmmWaqqas account included: “Legit I talk to @ummlayth everyday” and “Umm Layth has more BALLS than most men & more heart/iman to have left her home for Allah’s sake.” She is also reportedly listed as a contact for recruits in a travel document explaining the best methods for reaching territories held by Isis in Syria.

The investigation found her Twitter account was accessed by someone in Seattle as recently as March, but her friends insist that she has since moved away. One told Channel 4 she may have relocated to Saudi Arabia, while another suggested she could be living in Denver, Colorado.

Some of her more extreme tweets justified the brutal killing of a Jordanian pilot and other atrocities committed by the group, including one that read: “I now get why they caged the man & then poured concrete on him… Whenever the muslims are bombed in their homes they have nowhere to run.”

However, her social media accounts also presented a passion for American football, the Super Bowl, eating takeout food with her friends and going to the gym, while photographs of her day-to-day life were found to show locations in and around Seattle….

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  • Proud Kafir

    I will NOT be surprised at all to see Brooklyn college Moslm ladies (who shouted n abused Pam during her Freedom speech) to be next on such article down the line !!!

    Keep those videos n photos to be used to circulate in media afterwards….Do not blame Peace-book because there are only few extremists out of many !!! ;)

  • Dr. Doomsday

    Probably a vegan too..

    • durabo

      One of the seventy-two vegans faithful IslamoFascists are promised upon martyrdom?

      • Lia

        Witty!

  • I think of all the Muslim kids who grew up after 9/11 being treated like they were criminals because of what terrorists did. I think it has confused Muslims and led them down the wrong road. Many who end up in ISIL met their recruiters while in jail.

    I’m sure there is something like this in her history also. Maybe in her family life or in her mental health. Healthy Muslims don’t relate to ISIL. It is just a plain fact.

    • homer

      How do you know?

    • Petrilla

      Nobody cares, just don’t ever let her be among decent Americans ever again. Filth.

      • I agree that she is the worst kind of traitor against both our country and against my religion and should be locked up and kept away from the population. The only problem is this is where ISIL is nabbing their members from, too. If you look at the backgrounds of many of these men who are committing horrible acts here, they were in jail and someone in jail got to them that way. It was true for the ones in the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.

    • dcat

      IMO all muslims are mental! Hello Earth to libshits look what they follow obviously you didn’t hear their teachings! Smite the unbeliever where ever you find them? Wake the hell up already!!!

      • Muslims are not told to go around slaying every unbeliever. That verse you are referring to has to do with pagans who broke a peace treaty with the Muslims and went to war with the Muslims. The verse refers to fighting in self-defense with that tribe and no other tribes. Read it together with the other verses around it.

        And fight in the way of God with those; who fight with you, but aggress not: God loves not the aggressors. And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers –But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (Quran 2:190-192)

        and Surah 9:1-12

        [This is a declaration of] disassociation, from Allah and His Messenger, to those with whom you had made a treaty among the polytheists. So travel freely, [O disbelievers], throughout the land [during] four months but know that you cannot cause failure to Allah and that Allah will disgrace the disbelievers. And [it is] an announcement from Allah and His Messenger to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage that Allah is disassociated from the disbelievers, and [so is] His Messenger. So if you repent, that is best for you; but if you turn away – then know that you will not cause failure to Allah . And give tidings to those who disbelieve of a painful punishment.

        (in the above verses Muhammad states that the tribes that broke their peace treaty with the Muslims have until the pilgrimage to return to the conditions of the treaty)

        Excepted are those with whom you made a treaty among the polytheists and then they have not been deficient toward you in anything or supported anyone against you; so complete for them their treaty until their term [has ended]. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him].

        (the treaties are still valid with those pagan and other tribes who have respected the treaty)

        And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

        (the above is the verse you are referring to. If the polytheist tribe which broke the treaty has not renewed it by the end of the pilgrimage, Muslims will fight back. Those who repent and convert will be let go…)

        And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know.

        (so will anyone who asks for protection…)

        How can there be for the polytheists a treaty in the sight of Allah and with His Messenger, except for those with whom you made a treaty at al-Masjid al-Haram? So as long as they are upright toward you, be upright toward them. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him].

        (but should the peace treaty be renewed, the fighting will end. Muslims can only fight in self-defense.)

        How [can there be a treaty] while, if they gain dominance over you, they do not observe concerning you any pact of kinship or covenant of protection? They satisfy you with their mouths, but their hearts refuse [compliance], and most of them are defiantly disobedient.

        (note again this is referring to those who have not agreed to live harmoniously with the Muslims (pact of kinship or covenant of protection) and they are hypocrites who say they are on the side of the Muslims but then they go against their word putting the Muslims in danger.)

        They have exchanged the signs of Allah for a small price and averted [people] from His way. Indeed, it was evil that they were doing.They do not observe toward a believer any pact of kinship or covenant of protection. And it is they who are the transgressors.But if they repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, then they are your brothers in religion; and We detail the verses for a people who know.And if they break their oaths after their treaty and defame your religion, then fight the leaders of disbelief, for indeed, there are no oaths [sacred] to them; [fight them that] they might cease.

        • Betty4440

          all the qur’an teaches is hate, rape, kill, and destroy. and you I will not call a friend is full. P.S

          • I wish you peace.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            We’ve all noticed the kind of “peace” musswein bring to the kufar world…the peace of the grave…

          • milt w

            “I” before “E” except when followed by a beheading or rape.

          • dcat

            Oh and piss be upon you too!

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          Gee Ali Al Taqiyya, Your holy prophet made a peace treaty with the Jews of Khybar. A peace treaty he only broke when he attacked them while under its auspices. Please take your childish Al Taqiyya and sit on it.

        • dcat

          Save it you nut case because I know better!

        • milt w

          Damn you had me convinced until you wrote

          “Muslims are not told to go around slaying every unbeliever.”

          after that all the load of total BS .
          .

          If you want understanding I suggest that you talk to the nearest I-gnorant S-tupid I-nbred S-lobs recruiter you can find down at any local mosque.

    • Covadonga

      >”I think of all the Muslim kids who grew up after 9/11 being treated like they were criminals because of what terrorists did.”

      More of your pure B.S.

      Saudi-connected American leaders like Bush Jr., Clinton, Bush Sr., Carter, and the current disgrace, Soebarkah, have bent over backwards to privilege the Muzz in the US, treating them as little darlings.

      Scientifically-conducted opinion polls show that the ones born here are more violent, radical, and anti-Semitic in their opinions than their elders who were born abroad and came here under overly-generous immigration policies.

      That last statement is true not just in the US, but throughout Britain and Europe as well.

      • What do the presidents have to do with how societies are treating Muslims? Little girls being chased home by grown men having their hijab ripped off their head. There has been racism against brown skin for a long time. Look at what happened in the Sikh gurdwara with the “case of mistaken identity”. Kids would read that as if its ok to kill a Muslim, but not a Sikh.

      • Kids grew up around society’s hatred toward Muslims. None of the presidents had anything to do with how these kids were treated in their neighborhood. Girls in hijab were chased and had their hijab ripped off by grown men. Anyone with brown skin these days is discriminated against even if they are Hindu or Sikh.

        Anti-semitism is higher in the general population in Europe also. This is very scary. Look at how many people even deny that the Holocaust ever happened!

        I care as much about the anti-semitic discrimination as I do the anti-islamic. And like many Muslims, I’m very concerned about radicalism. I knew when the Arab spring failed in so many countries, that the extremists would take advantage of weakened governments and set themselves up in those countries. And it is terrifying to watch.

        But the Islam they practice is horrid. And it frightens me just like it frightens the rest of the world. Extremists are not doing what they do for the sake of Islam. They are doing it for power. It is all about power.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          LOL, what a load of hypocritical BS. Your holy prophet was a psychopathic, Jew hating, mass murderer idiot. And what of the ahadith that call for extermination of Jews Ali Al Taqiyya? Will you repudiate those? Because no other musswein has anywhere.

        • milt w

          Ah yes another moderate heard from and you know we can/must believe it to.
          You should learn a very wise saying and this one is not associated with your pedophile leader or his “teaching” in any way shape or form “BS Does Not Baffle Brains” except for Liberal pea sized one’s.

  • 426 HemiCuda

    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/imagenes_sociopol/globalbanking12_02.jpg
    This is liberals when the subject of anything negative being said about Islam!

  • HOMER

    Let her taste fire

  • Petrilla

    Just look at that black garbage bag with supposed a person in it. From a university in Seattle? One would hope everyone in that university would be zeroing in on her and making sure she was arrested for hate crimes against humanity. Anything from SEATTLE? FBI CIA are you doing anything to get this piece of filth away from decent Americans? If he is there, let her stay. Under no circumstance let her ever return. Remove her passport and send her stinking burka body back where she wants to be, in the hell she is creating.

  • HappyHuntress

    It is rather difficult to identify her without a name and more revealing picture.

    • Lia

      Perhaps the white shoes?

      • durabo

        WHITE shoes? Execute her for her vanity, Achmed!

        • Lia

          Yes, Sir!

          • Lia

            Oi vey, I am not muslim, so I don’t know which transgressions elicit which punishments. I think going to any islamic country is already punishment enough. Do these women of terror take a male family member with them to guard them?

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        White shoes? With a black burka? Shouldn’t she be flogged for a lack of izlamic fashion sense?

  • Lia

    Ah well, she won’t be doing any of those things in Saudi Arabia!

  • Our universities are infested with this cancer.

    So are most community colleges.