Did You Know ISIS Was Recruiting From Seattle?
If you want to join ISIS to fight infidels and create an Islamic caliphate you'll need the "password." One of the people giving that out is a woman who's been traced back to -- of all places -- Seattle!
If you've been studying ISIS online and want to join you're supposed to get yourself to Turkey and then contact a recruiter for help crossing the border into Syria with a guide. One of those recruiters answering questions online and setting up guides was @_UmmWaqqas (a Twitter handle).
The Twitter account had 8,000 followers -- mostly women -- making it one of the most popular pro-ISIS accounts.
On Twitter she would defend the brutality of ISIS and share immigration documents.
The account was operated by Rawdah Abdisalaam, a Seattle 20-something who loved the Denver Broncos and cheeseburgers. Friends noticed her social media postings becoming more radical but didn't think anything of it.
She spoke English with a British accent but no one knew if she was born in Britain. She sometimes claimed to be Dutch, one time Finnish.