The extremists have posted their blood-chilling messages, videos and pictures on networking sites visited every day by millions of ordinary British teenagers
British jihadists in Syria are using social network sites to lure fresh UK recruits – and spread murderous propaganda by “live-blogging” their acts.
A Sunday People probe found fanatics on Twitter, Facebook and Ask.fm rallying young British Muslims to fight for al-Qaeda-linked groups.
The extremists have posted their blood-chilling messages, videos and pictures on sites visited every day by millions of ordinary British teenagers.
And – posing in the Syrian desert with weapons – they openly give advice on how recruits can enjoy safe passage to join them in the war zone.
One shot found by our investigators shows captured “criminals” ready for execution with the horrific Twitter caption: “Can’t wait for that feeling when you just killed.”
On Facebook we found a picture of two fighters posing with a victim.
And in another on the social network site, an image of a bloody hand had numerous sick jokey comments in English about how the man in the image has just killed a “kaafir” or infidel.
These are just the pictures we can show you.
We found others far more horrific. They clearly fall foul of the sites’ rules against inciting violence but had NOT been removed.
Apart from characters in the pictures who have all been identified as British, other links to the UK are plain to see.
One post includes a picture of a biscuit tin and a gun with the words: “Time to stop eating these Harrods biscuits and head to the front.”
Another refers to the use of an Asda bag to stop sand getting into the empty magazine chamber of a Russian-made PKC machine gun.
There is even a bizarre picture apparently showing a Sainsbury’s truck in the war zone.