Portland man accused of distributing ISIS propaganda
UPDATED 11:25 AM PT – Saturday, November 7, 2020
A Portland, Oregon man has been arrested after distributing propaganda for the Islamic State.
Hawazen Mothafar was arrested Thursday after federal authorities accused him of calling for violent jihad in America in an online newspaper.
Islamic State linked media groups Al Battar and Sunni Shield Foundation promote use of #Zeronet – a decentralized peer-to-peer network, to spread ISIS news and invite feedback on use of #Darknet technology pic.twitter.com/FGrSE8xAKZ
— jihadoScope (@JihadoScope) January 14, 2019
Mothafar has allegedly provided a wide variety of material for a pro-ISIS media site for the past five years, of which include an article on “effective stabbing techniques.”
So far, he has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which consist of five counts indicting him for conspiracy to provide material support for a terrorist organization.