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ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.”

Twitter Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey pictured Oct. 9, 2014. Kimberly White / Getty Images

ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company’s frequent blocking of their social media accounts.

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” reads an online post addressed to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and shared by ISIS supporters.

The post, whose authorship is unclear, was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun.

Twitter, like YouTube, often moves quickly to delete posts and suspend accounts that disseminate ISIS videos showing the gruesome executions of hostages.

Twitter’s terms of service bar users from posting or publishing “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” Users are also banned from using the service “for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.”

“You started this failed war,” the ISIS post says. “We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back.”

“But when our lions [brave men] come and take your breath, you will never come back to life.”

ISIS supporters who have been barred from traveling to Syria or Iraq to join the insurgent group have been previously encouraged to instead launch lone-wolf attacks in their Western home countries. Just last month, ISIS used Twitter to post a video suggesting followers launch attacks on police or military officials in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

Sunday’s online message (which was also shared on Twitter) called on ISIS sympathizers to attack the social media company and its “interests.”

“For the ‘individual jihadi’ all over the world, target the Twitter company and its interests in any place, people, and buildings, and don’t allow any one of the atheists to survive.”

A spokesman for Twitter, Jim Prosser, told BuzzFeed News: “Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials.”

Maged Atef contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/isis-twitter-threat

These Actors Portrayed Famous People From History. How Did They Do?

In order to tell a story, actors transform themselves into a different person. The hope is that they’re convincing enough to captivate an audience.

That job gets more difficult when your audience already has an idea of what the role should look and sound like. That is the case in almost all biographical films. Skilled actors may not have to look the part, but a terrible actor could be the spitting image of the person they’re portraying and still fall flat. How do you these these stars measured up in other people’s shoes?

1.) Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It

2.) Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in Hitchcock

3.) Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line

4.) Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line

5.) Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire

6.) Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There

7.) Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr. in The Rat Pack

8.) Joe Mantega as Dean Martin in The Rat Pack

9.) Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice in W

10.) Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí in Midnight in Paris

11.) Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra

12.) Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn

13.) Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change

14.) Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life

15.) James Franco as James Dean in James Dean

16.) Salma Hayek as Frida Khalo in Frida

17.) Brad Pitt as Jesse James in The Assassination of Jesse James

18.) Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla in Selena

19.) Al Pacino as Phil Spector in Phil Spector

20.) Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

21.) Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy

22.) Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways

23.) James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl

24.) Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde in Wilde

25.) Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon

26.) Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors

27.) Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland

28.) Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk

29.) Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

30.) Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side

31.) George C. Scott as General George Patton in Patton

32.) Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

33.) Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

34.) Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

35.) Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in W

36.) Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar

37.) Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco Before Chanel

38.) Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

39.) Aaron Taylor-Johnson as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy

40.) Jonathan Rhys as Elvis in Elvis

41.) Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

42.) Johnny Depp as Ed Wood in Ed Wood

Pretty close, right? With enough talent and perfect makeup, these actors were dead ringers for their historical counterparts.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/biopic-actors/

PERFECT! Charlie Daniels has a ‘sanctuary city’ proposal the Left will HATE

The Left have been sounding the alarm in defiance of the Trump administration’s threat to withhold federal funds from cities that defy federal law by providing a sanctuary for people in the country illegally. But what would make the Left loathe “sanctuary cities”? Charlie Daniels shows what it would take:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/03/30/perfect-charlie-daniels-has-a-sanctuary-city-proposal-the-left-will-hate/

For some reason, Dems are terrified of Obama-era holdovers leading NOAA and the NHC

Read more: http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/06/02/for-some-reason-dems-are-terrified-of-obama-era-holdovers-leading-noaa-and-the-nhc/

Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin disrupts Obama speech; Some wonder: Was she a plant?

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/337642910956781568

President Obama isn’t used to being challenged while giving one of his endless speeches, but during his speech today at the National Defense University, he found himself at the mercy of Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin.

http://twitter.com/#!/leahblizz/status/337644592549732352

Benjamin began shouting at the president as he spoke about Gitmo.

http://twitter.com/#!/kgosztola/status/337641953976008704

But her penchant for shouting is well known, so some are wondering how she managed to get in:

http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/337645312875307008
http://twitter.com/#!/DanFosterNRO/status/337644239066365952

It was only after several minutes of shouting that she was finally escorted out:

http://twitter.com/#!/codepink/status/337647057147949056

Why did Obama engage with her rather than going on with his speech?

http://twitter.com/#!/jeneps/status/337642132229734400

After all, heckling the president is extremely disrespectful.

http://twitter.com/#!/smerconish/status/337642925607497728

Some suspect that this wasn’t a spontaneous protest, so to speak, but that Benjamin was in fact a plant:

http://twitter.com/#!/ZephyrK9/status/337643627805290496
http://twitter.com/#!/untwin34/status/337642680769200128
http://twitter.com/#!/luvGodncountry/status/337647679326781440
http://twitter.com/#!/MeSoBland/status/337646066231042049
http://twitter.com/#!/TheRickWilson/status/337648541365325824

In any event, both Obama and Code Pink got what they came for:

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/337649450312953858

And plant or not, we’re guessing that Benjamin won’t face the stiff penalties she’d face if she were a Tea Party member:

http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewCMcCarthy/status/337643410586488832

Maybe if Tea Partyers started wearing giant vagina costumes

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Update:

Politico’s Jennifer Epstein reports that Benjamin may have been issued a press pass:

http://twitter.com/#!/jeneps/status/337649484949487616

If that’s that case, that raises another question:

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/337658748061487105

And another:

http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/337664442919690241

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/23/code-pinks-medea-benjamin-disrupts-obama-speech-some-wonder-was-she-a-plant/

BuzzFeed highlights hatred of Sandra Fluke with tweet targeting Dana Loesch

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/243741664139685888

BuzzFeed, hitch up those pants. Your left-wing bias is hanging out again and seriously, no one wants to see that.

Apparently BuzzFeed hasn’t learned its lesson about leaving Twitter curation to the experts. Today managing editor Scott Lamb published a list of “People Tweeting Hideous Things About Sandra Fluke.” The tweets were truly vile. But the most sickening tweet of all wasn’t even directed at Fluke — it targeted conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

So the worst tweet in this @Buzzfeed roundup of awful tweets about Sandra Fluke is actually directed at @dloesch http://t.co/6eenFMUj

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

Here is a screen shot of @BuzzFeed's screw up preserved for posterity http://t.co/SR4Yz2ap

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

Click the screen shot to enlarge.

Here’s the tweet:

Put a big fat dick in your mouth & shut the fuck up kthxbi RT @DLoesch: FYI,most insurance covers birth control for health reasons. #DNC2012

— ValentinoShadyHeels (@xosdlc) September 6, 2012

And if you have any doubt it was aimed at Loesch, check out the unhinged Twitterer’s next tweet.

Glady, slut. RT @DLoesch: Make me. [censored] RT @xosdlc: Put a big fat d*ck in your mouth & shut the f*ck up kthxbi RT @DLoesch

— ValentinoShadyHeels (@xosdlc) September 6, 2012

Disgusting. And typical of the misogynist slurs lobbed at conservative women every hour of every day. Somehow — somehow — BuzzFeed manages to miss the despicable hate tweets aimed at Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, Condoleezza Rice, Ann Romney, Janna Ryan, Mia Love, Nikki HaleyBarbara Bush, Jan BrewerBrad Pitt’s pro-life mom and countless others.

Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin includes a repulsive hate tweet in each MichelleMalkin.com newsletter. And here’s just a small sample of the tolerant, loving tweets Dana Loesch received this week.

https://twitter.com/ikeepearnin/status/243663500528984064

https://twitter.com/IndieObama/status/243755470362386433

@dloesch STFU bitch your excuse for a convention was last week loser.

— Allen Ray Amos (@allen_amos) September 4, 2012

@DLoesch Hope you enjoy Obama for another 4 years you unfunny bitch.

— Tony (@homiedaclown24) September 6, 2012

But covering those wouldn’t further the Left’s false “War on Liberal Women” narrative, would it?

BuzzFeed ignores Twitter attacks on Loesch and other conservative women. Well, except when “real journalists” like Lamb think they can get away with using those tweets to contribute to Fluke’s progressive martyrdom.

Loesch didn’t let BuzzFeed get away with it.

Where is the @Buzzfeed article about the hate Tweets in my timeline because I disagreed with Fluke?

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

Where is the @Buzzfeed article discussing the vile threats and slurs aimed at conservative women every day? @scottlamb

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

Fluke's name wasn't even mentioned in this Tweet, but @scottlamb is determined to make it work for Fluke for sympathy. http://t.co/Ia5xIq0L

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

SHH! @ScottLamb can't write about the vile threats and slurs directed at conservative women! That would destroy the Fluke narrative!

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

Bingo! Fight like a girl, Dana!

Others called out BuzzFeed’s latest bias peepshow.

@marychastain @DLoesch @BuzzFeed Dummbies at BF have meany tweets about Fluke but one is directed at Dana. http://t.co/vE9yiWQ1

— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) September 6, 2012

@collegepolitico Well @BuzzFeed & @scottlamb have ignored sick insults & threats at @dloesch & @michellemalkin forever. Sandra is BF hero.

— Ed Shahzade (@Ed) September 6, 2012

@collegepolitico @Buzzfeed journalism strikes again!

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) September 6, 2012

After conservatives shamed BuzzFeed, the site was forced to remove the tweet directed at Loesch. But the correction was less than transparent.

Looks like @buzzfeed removed the tweet directed at @dloesch but I don't see any correction yet…

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

Here is @Buzzfeed's correction on the Fluke/@dloesch screw up: "We've removed a Tweet that was aimed at someone other than Fluke."

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

@collegepolitico @Buzzfeed @dloesch Curious. Who is this "other" person? & why does it not deserve condemnation too? #mysteriesoftheuniverse

— Jason Willoughby (@jpwilloughby) September 6, 2012

@DLoesch @Buzzfeed @scottlamb I like that they note they've removed the tweet aimed at you, but w/o your name or any condemnation of it.

— Kate (@kateinva) September 6, 2012

No mention of Loesch, no condemnation of that hate tweet and absolutely no acknowledgment that the tweet was directed at a conservative woman. But hey, heckuva job, BuzzFeeders!

Hey @Scottlamb, thx for highlighting the fact that no one writes up stories about the vile tweets directed at @Dloesch. http://t.co/TxsdCJpL

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) September 6, 2012

From now on, try leaving the hate-tweet collection to sites that are up to the task. Cough, Twitchy, cough.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/06/buzzfeed-highlights-attacks-on-sandra-fluke-with-tweet-targeting-dana-loesch/