CNN reports that Thompson’s Facebook profile picture, previously reported to be an Islamist warrior, is a self-portrait. The black-and-white photo is said to show Thompson himself wearing a keffiyeh, the checkered scarf worn as a symbol of Intifada or holy resistance in Palestine and also used as a symbol of revolution and of heritage, and armed with a sword, spear, and rifle. The profile page’s banner picture is a verse in classic Arabic warning of judgement for people who have gone astray.
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