Trump's refusal to explicitly condemn white supremacist groups during Tuesday night's debate follows a similar pattern.
Islamic State (IS or Isis) supporters are reportedly celebrating the deadly terror attack that claimed the lives of at least eight people and left 15 others injured on Tuesday (31 October).A rented truck driven by Sayfullo Saipov, who has been named as the suspect behind the attack, rammed into pedestrians and cyclists in Manhattan.Although the attack has not officially been claimed by Isis, Telegram channels affiliated with the group are now reportedly flooded with celebratory posts from Isis supporters.Multiple media reports claim that a handwritten note was found inside the truck, in which the attacker claimed allegiance to Isis.According to Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks terrorism, Isis recently ramped up calls for supporters to launch attacks in the US and other Western nations, following losses in Syria and Iraq.Katz took to Twitter, claiming that Isis is celebrating the New York attack, with one post stating, "You killed men and widowed women and orphaned children... what do you expect!"
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Crazy world of Isis channels on Telegram IBTimes UKEncrypted messaging services play a vital role in facilitating communication for terror groups like Islamic State Isis .It is widely acknowledged that IS Daesh uses encrypted messaging apps for various purposes, including recruitment and spreading propaganda.However, the extremist group's online activities indicate that it is not overly particular about which messaging app it chooses.IS recruitment strategies have revealed that its top recruiters like Neil Prakash aka Abu Khalid al-Cambodi , Farah Mohamed Shirdon aka Abu Usamah as-Somali and Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan aka Mujahid Miski use various encrypted messaging apps.WhatsApp, Telegram, ChatSecure, SureSpot, Kik and Wickr are among those commonly used and promoted, Site co-founder Rita Katz wrote in a report for Motherboard.
Worried that the apps could dupe followers into revealing information about themselves and their location, IS released a message urging its members verify the creator before downloading IS-related apps."Warning: dubious sources published a fake version of the Amaq Agency Android app, aimed at breaching security and spying," read the warning from IS, found by Rita Katz, director and co-founder of the Site Intelligence Group.IS has released at least six Android apps designed for recruitment and information sharing, including a themed Arabic-learning app for children, and a news app.The former pairs Arabic letters with corresponding words, such as Sarokh rocket for "S" and Bundiqiya rifle for "B", according to Motherboard.Picture: GettyThe group's use of tailor-made apps comes after public companies, including Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Telegram all stepped up attempts to stop it from using their technology as a way to communicate."We will not rest as long as terrorists continue their actions around the world.