Horrific images of the deadly Kabul University attack were quickly posted on social media — and mark a “grotesque” new low in ISIS propaganda, a European expert said Monday.
Michael Krona, an assistant professor at Sweden’s Malmo University and co-editor of last year’s “The Media World of ISIS,” reacted on Twitter after photos emerged that appear to show dead students laying in pools of blood next to their desks and chairs.
“Not sure if I’ve ever seen a terrorist attack being followed by such a rapid and extensive flooding of gruesome visual imagery of victims on social media, as ongoing #KabulUniversityAttack,” Krona tweeted.
“Perhaps it has become standard practice to dwell in the grotesque.”
Krona also tweeted a screenshot that shows recent revisions to a Wikipedia page about ISIS’s online propaganda outlet, the “Amaq News Agency.”
“#IS supporters increasingly using #Wikipedia to spread propaganda, publishing links to IS content, and above all edit articles to be sympathetic to #ISIS religious views,” he wrote.
“Wikimedia and others constantly blocking and removing, but it is an effective way of promoting Islamic State.
ISIS on Monday claimed responsibility for the carnage at Kabul University, where at least 22 people were killed and 22 more injured, many critically.
The bloodshed was the latest in a string of attacks by the radical Islamic terror group that also include an Oct. 24 assault on a tutoring center in Kabul that killed at least 24 and injured 100.
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