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Indian Islamic State sympathizer detained for his tweets
Indian Islamic State sympathizer detained for his tweets

Authorities in southern India on Saturday arrested a 24-year-old man who ran a Twitter account that glorified the Islamic State militant group. Investigators say the man did not have direct links to Islamic State or its recruits and appeared to be mainly a sympathizer and propagandist. Police in the city of Bangalore said that Mehdi Masroor Biswas was arrested at his home after Britain's Channel 4 last week aired a program naming him as the source of the Twitter handle @ShamiWitness. The account, which has been shut down, had 18,000 followers and cheered the actions of the militant group, which has taken hostages and killed civilians in its months-long military campaign to control...

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