Some Facebook pages, such as this page run by Tunisian Salafis, posted an image of a cake celebrating the 9/11 attacks: Jihadis used social networks to celebrate and circulate videos commemorating the hijackers, such as a YouTube clip featuring bin Laden’s eulogy for the hijackers.
On Twitter, these cowards tweeted triumphant statements aimed at glorifying the attacks and Al-Qaeda and portraying a menacing image for the organization.
For example, Abu Al-‘Aina Al-Khurassani, a well-known figure in the global jihad movement and until recently an administrator of the Shumoukh Al-Islam forum, wrote:
“[9/11] is the day in which America’s nose was rubbed in the dirt. A day in which Allah gave glory to the monotheists and humiliated the infidels and polytheists… With a reinforcement of pride, self-sacrifice and resistance, the mujahideen outlined the path of light, glory, self sacrifice and resistance for every monotheist Muslim who rejects submission and the life of humility and degradation.”
It goes on . . . see this site for a more in-depth look, to see their immature, childlike boasting, and to see the photos:
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As in past years, online supporters of global jihad celebrated the 12th anniversary of Al-Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., using the event for their propaganda efforts. They boasted of Al-Qaeda’s success in striking the U.S., posting photos and videos of the attack, photos and biographies of the hijackers, quotes by Osama bin Laden, and the like.
The following are examples of these celebrations, from social media and jihadi forums.
9/11 Poem – “Obama, Do You Remember The 11th [Of September]?”
The Shumoukh Al-Islam jihadi forum posted a 9/11 poem written by “The mother of the martyr Adam Al-Mejjati,” a Moroccan woman named Fatiha Hosni whose husband, Al-Qaeda member ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Mejjati, was killed together with their son in Saudi Arabia in 2005: