Ehsan’s my name, jihad’s my game.
Senior Taliban leader used LinkedIn to boost twisted career, listing his skills as ‘jihad and journalism’
- Ehsanullah Ehsan listed job on LinkedIn as terror group spokesman
- Online profile offered information including education and employment
- Account was removed by internet company, which said it could be fake
A senior terror commander used a business networking site to advertise his twisted set of skills, it has been reported.
Ehsanullah Ehsan listed his profession on LinkedIn as a spokesman for the TTP Jamaat Ahrar – a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban.
He described himself as ‘self-employed’ and listed his skills as ‘jihad and journalism’. He also provided details on his education, employment history and language skills.
The account was taken down by the company on Friday after it was approached by reporters from The Sunday Telegraph, who saw Ehsan’s claims.
Ehsan formed Jamaat Ahrar along with former commanders of the the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistan wing of the Taliban. The group declared their separation in August 2014.
The newly-formed terror group was blamed for the devastating suicide bombing on the Attari-Wagah border in Pakistan last November that left at least 61 dead.
Days after the attack, Ehsan issued a series of tweets, including one that identified the bomber and another that threatened India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He had his Twitter account suspended after the incident, but now operates using a different name.
A £650,000 bounty was placed on the terrorist’s head in 2012 after he boasted that the group was responsible for the attempted assassination of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
A spokesman for the TTP told Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune at the time that Malala was shot because she was a ’secular-minded lady’.