Mahmoud al-Ghandour & Islam Yakan – Twitter
CAIRO – May 31, 2017: The Official Gazette on Wednesday published the decision of the North Cairo Court to list 20 people accused of joining the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group three years after the decision was made.
The list includes two young men who have sparked a wave of controversy after their posts from Syria and Iraq, and their bloody thoughts that seek the death of Christians or those of other religions. It is Mahmoud al-Ghandour, a 26-year-old Egyptian who joined IS in 2015, and his friend Islam Yaken, who is fighting with the terrorist organization in Iraq.
Ghandour, who used to work as a football referee, was arrested in July 2014 after arriving from Syria, where he won his radical views. Despite being released in September 2014, he returned to Syria to follow in his friend’s footsteps and help found the “Islamic Caliphate”.
In 2014, Yakan was known around the world as the “hipster” jihadist who was among IS spokesmen on Twitter. He took part in ISIS beheading operations and proudly posted them on his Twitter account before it was closed.