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Religion is not unknown to Russian Intelligence

[ by Charles Cameron — aside from the fact that Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill are both ex-KGB-GRU and tight buddies! ]

Naturally I was interested when I read this:

Exclusive: Russians Impersonated Real American Muslims to Stir Chaos on Facebook and Instagram

The Facebook group United Muslims of America was neither united, Muslim, nor American.

Instead, sources familiar with the group tell The Daily Beast, it was an imposter account on the world’s largest social network that’s been traced back to the Russian government.

Using the account as a front to reach American Muslims and their allies, the Russians pushed memes that claimed Hillary Clinton admitted the U.S. “created, funded and armed” al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State; claimed that John McCain was ISIS’ true founder; whitewashed blood-drenched dictator Moammar Gadhafi and praised him for not having a “Rothschild-owned central bank”; and falsely alleged Osama bin Laden was a “CIA agent.”

That sent me looking to Mueller‘s posting:

Internet Research Agency Indictment – Department of Justice

Defendants and their co-conspirators also created thematic group pages on social media sites, particularly on the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. ORGANIZATIONcontrolled pages addressed a range of issues, including: immigration (with group names including “Secured Borders”); the Black Lives Matter movement (with group names including “Blacktivist”); religion (with group names including “United Muslims of America” and “Army of Jesus”); and certain geographic regions within the United States (with group names including “South United” and “Heart of Texas”). By 2016, the size of many ORGANIZATION-controlled groups had grown to hundreds of thousands of online followers.


Musloms and Christians?


I could no doubt go into much greater detail, but there’s satisfaction in leaving you hanging with that image of the habit-hijab!

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