Compared to al-Shabab’s nearly 11,000 followers, Ahlu Sunna has only 74. And, while al-Shabab’s continuing to tweet about the latest disruptive violence it’s inflicting on Somalia, Ahlu Sunna’s last tweet offered an easy way to lose weight.
It seems a harmless hack, though whoever did break into the account took it on themselves to privately message (a DM in Twitter talk) a journalist. Jeremy Scahill, the national security correspondent for the Nation, wrote, “Hilarious. Someone hacked Somali militia Ahlu Sunna's Twitter. Just got DM: ‘You seen what this person is saying about you? Terrible things.’ ”