news Monday, March 09, 2015 - 05:30

The News Minute | March 9, 2015 | 11:20 am IST

ISIS has reportedly created its own social network on similar lines to Facebook, named 'Khelafabook'. ISIS supporters around the world have already begun promoting this platform for jihadists. 

The site is still incomplete and is still not open for registration. According to Khelafabook’s homepage, this social network will be available in English, German, Spanish, Indonesian, Javanese, Turkish and Portuguese with no mention of Arabic. 

Several Twitter accounts related to the hacker group Anonymous, are currently waging a cyber war against ISIS, after the Charlie Hebdo incident and this site could be a refuge for pro ISIS accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

The above text roughly transfers to 'Official page of the site #Khelafabook, the first social networking site for ISIS supporters.

This happened as reports came in that the Boko Haram militant group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on Sunday.

"We announce our allegiance to the caliph of the Muslims ... and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity, in hardship and ease, and to endure being discriminated against, and not to dispute about rule with those in power, except in case of evident infidelity regarding that which there is a proof from Allah," said Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in an audio message.

5elafabook

(A screenshot from when the site was running)

The site is currently unstable and is subject to multiple crashes. The reason is likely the fact that Hacktivist group Anonymous have already listed this site as a potential next target.

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