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US Educated Boston Doctor's Son Ahmad Abousamra Running Media Campaign For ISIS
September 5, 2014
The American computer wiz running brutally effective ISIS social media campaign: College-educated son of top Boston doctor is on FBI Most Wanted list
Ahmad Abousamra, 32, was raised in an upscale Boston suburb and attended private school
He graduated with Northeastern with a technology-related degree and worked for a telecommunications company
Authorities believe he is now running the media wing of ISIS
Social media has helped to promote the atrocities of the brutal terrorist group and encourage jihadists from across the world to join the ranks
By Michael Zennie for MailOnline
Published: 11:08 EST, 4 September 2014 | Updated: 15:04 EST, 4 September 2014
A college educated American citizen with a knack for computers is believed to be one of the men running the brutally effective ISIS social media operation, which is helping to attract hundreds of fighters from across the world – including the U.S., Britain and Canada.
Ahmad Abousamra, 32, was born in France and raised in the upscale Boston suburb of Stoughton. His father is a prominent endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended the exclusive Xaverian Brothers Catholic high school and made the Dean's List at Northeastern University.
He graduated with a degree in a technology field then took a job at a telecommunications company.
U.S. officials tell ABC News that he is now putting his skills to work for ISIS, the brutal terrorist organization that has been effectively using 21st century methods like Twitter memes, Facebook posts, selfies and YouTube videos to promote its radical 6th century Islamic ideals.
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