New Zealand’s Very Own ISIS Fashionista has made a social media comeback after his Twitter blunders early last year
Mark Taylor (also once known as Abu Abdul-Rahman) used to go by the Twitter handle of “Kiwi Jihadi” but has now made a reappearance on the networking site LinkedIn as Muhammad Daniel, keen to talk-up his many obvious ‘skills’ to prospective employers.
Daniel is an ex-student from the Waikato Institute of Technology.
and can be considered a credit to New Zealand’s education system with his mastery of English grammar…
‘I take proud (sic) in been (sic) a professional in doing my best in the education industry. I always strive to improve and offer my best advice to those who need it.’ source
Mohammad Daniel listed his experience, including a stint with the NZ defence force and his current employer on his LinkedIn profile:
In his usual inimitable sense of style, Muhammad Daniel has kept the ‘kiwi green with black accessories’ theme going, no doubt aware of the reputation he gathered on Twitter for being a snappy dresser and wielder of large knives (always a big hit with small kids)…
An Islamic State recruit from New Zealand has reportedly set up a LinkedIn account describing himself as an “education management professional” working in the Syrian city of Raqqa for his employers — the Islamic State group.
“Living in the heart of the Islamic State is a good experience and I encourage others to come and see for themselves,” Muhammad Daniel, who is originally from New Zealand and has changed his name from Mark John Taylor, said in his profile.”
Believed to be a Daesh school teacher, Daniel burned his New Zealand passport after visiting Syria, a country in which he planned to get a wife, according to an interview he gave to New Zealand’s 60 Minutes in 2011. Daniel later said his “commitment is for jihad for Allah and his Messenger.”
Before joining LinkedIn, Daniel used social networks to recruit people to his form of jihadism. He identified the locations of Daesh fighters in 2014, after forgetting to turn off Twitter location settings, allowing intelligence agencies to be able to track every tweet.
Ever the true New Zealander, Muhammad Daniel is keen to ply the Kool-Aid he was raised on …
“There’s no danger here and a great place to bring up the family. Except Western Jet fighters that always drop bombs on Civilians,” he was quoted as saying in his profile by stuff.co.nz.
According to his Linkedin profile, Daniel has been teaching English to children in Raqqa under the control of the Islamic State since October 2014.
He claims to have been teaching English to children (Ed. presumably all boys?) between the ages of 5 and 12, “teaching with a puppet and enjoyed having fun with the students”.
The profile lists Daniel’s occupation as an “education management professional”.
He writes to potential employers, “I’m loyal, discipline, hardworking and have a large range of skillsets!”…
In the past, Daniel has used social media to announce he had burned his New Zealand passport and encourage others to wage jihad on Anzac Day, the report said.
But his most notable social media faux pas came in 2014 when he outed the location of ISIS fighters to Western intelligence agencies, it said.
Daniel failed to turn off the location service on his Twitter account, thereby identifying his whereabouts every time he tweeted.”
No word yet if the NZ tourism authority are going to offer Mr Daniel a job selling Kool-Aid, but teaching with puppets is common in NZ’s schools – maybe a life in education awaits him on his return.