Man who promoted ISIL through multiple social media accounts is jailed

Al Balooshi also sprayed ISIL’s logo onto a wall in the Suweihan area and wrote “it will remain”, which he then photographed and posted on Twitter.

ABU DHABI // A 31-year-old man has been jailed for five years and fined Dh500,000 for creating accounts on social media to promote ISIL and persuade people to accept the group’s message.

Emirati Abdullah Nawab Al Balooshi was convicted by the Federal Supreme Court of setting up several online accounts where he published ideas that created havoc, spread hate, harmed the unity of the state and affected the peacefulness of society, according to court documents.

Al Balooshi also sprayed ISIL’s logo onto a wall in the Suweihan area and wrote “it will remain”, which he then photographed and posted on Twitter.

He was also found guilty of providing financial backing to ISIL.

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