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Dubious activities of ISIS sponsored website in Ghana!

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Dubious activities of ISIS sponsored website in Ghana!

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After their defeat in Iraq and tough time in Syria, Islamic State (ISIS) has been spreading wing in other nations, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Philippines and even some of the Western nations. According to terror-alert.com website, ISIS has found a base in Ghana and has been running a website named modernghana.com from there. The Ghanaian authorities are fully aware of the existence of this website, but for some reason best known to them, they are not taking any action against modernghana.com site.

The site has been a safe haven of terrorist, jihadists and dubious entities, which are spreading various types of concocted information and even placing threats on secularist and anti-jihadist individuals in the world. Most surprisingly this site does not have any office address save a post box number.

According to newspaper reports, although in its website, modernghana.com claims to be ‘Ghana’s leader in general news and information destination online; and says “and it integrates credible Ghanaian content and perspectives. The credibility carved over the years has been intact championing the focus of a Modern Ghana which features a wide range of contents”, the reality is, this site is continuing propaganda in favor of jihad while it is directly making foul bids of sabotaging the existing great relations between Israel, India, Russia, Ghana and the world, while it also is making the same foul bid in sabotaging Bangladesh-India and Bangladesh-Ghana relations.

Our team of investigative journalists have found several dangerous attempts made by modernghana.com in not only sabotaging relations between India and Bangladesh but it also has been giving direct instigation to various jihadist outfits in waging war against Indian authorities. In an article titled ‘Difference between Talibans and Arsa’, [link here] the modernghana.com wrote: “This situation will further worsen when India would drive-away, more than forty million Muslims from its north-eastern region. Another jihadist group of a few hundred thousand people would take birth. May be, Indian Muslim Salvation Army or IMSA”; meaning the website has clearly given instigation to the jihadists in forming a new front named IMSA!

In another article titled ‘India turning into a nation of and for Hindus’, modernghana.com wrote: “Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Rashtriya Shayamsevak Sangh (RSS) also want to prove that Hindus were forcefully converted into Islam, Christianity, Judaism,Buddhism, Sikhism etc. Their agenda is to get those converted Hindus returned to their ancestral religion- Hinduism. Those who would refuse to this option would lose their rights of living in Hindu State of India.”

People who are working in modernghana.com website are: William Nana Beeko, Aric Joe Ayivi, Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah, Pamela Ofori-Boateng, Raphael Kobina Nyame, Musthapha Attractive and Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri.

At top of the website, there is a bar named ‘Members’, which is claimed to be ‘Social Community – Modern Ghana’. In this page, there are photographs of many individuals, most possibly with fake names and locations. This page is built with the agenda of befooling the visitors.

The so-called editor in chief of modernghana.com website proclaims himself as a trained journalist though there is no information on his past experience in journalism. It is further learnt that modernghana.com website went online in 2004, with the initial patronization of Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and some Islamist terror outfit based in Afghanistan. But since 2014, this has been serving the purpose of ISIS and other jihadist outfits in the African continent with the sole agenda of spreading jihad or radical Islamic terrorism.

It is easily understandable that William Nana Beeko, being an extremely dubious individual might have been picking up named of some individuals who aren’t in the society and might have been writing articles using those names to fit the purpose of his patrons – ISIS and ISI.

In fact, William Nana Beeko is a master cyber criminal and he definitely has the ulterior agenda of complying with the desires of ISIS or ISI or both, against hefty amount of cash.

Ghanaian government too affiliated with ISIS?

According to some observers, as the Ghanaian authorities are extremely corrupt and fraud and are mostly connected with scammers and fraud rackets and that is why they are totally reluctant in taking any action against websites like modermghana.com. They even say, due to such situation in Ghana, it is very easy for the jihadist and militancy outfits in establishing root in Ghana by bribing the authorities.

Is Ghana becoming a hotspot for to jihadists?

It is said, with money anything can be done in Ghana, as the government and all other institutions are extremely corrupt. Under such circumstance, it won’t be impossible for ISIS or similar jihadist outfits in establishing a root in Ghana and start recruiting jihadists against the payment of comparatively lesser amounts of money.

The source of income of modernghana.com:

 Anyone visiting the modernghana.com website will realize this rackets runs few more websites and most interestingly, none of these sites enjoy advertisements save Google Adsense – meaning these sites must be receiving funding from the militancy outfits as well as Pakistani spy agency.

The Nigeria connection:

William Nana Beeko maintains connections with the scammers from Nigeria as well as the notorious terror outfit named Boko Haram. For this reason, he maintains some website in Nigeria or has been running some website in pretending to be from Nigeria.

Here are some links to modernghana.com website’s articles in favor of jihad:

https://www.modernghana.com/news/607310/jihad-in-islam-a-concept-misconstrued.html

https://www.modernghana.com/news/392897/i-believe-in-jihad.html

Africa is home to more than 20,000 jihadists from the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. In Ghana, ISIS has been recruiting jihadist from the college and universities since 2015 and according to BBC news, Ghanaian authorities were investigating the cases of recruitments by ISIS. Mohammad Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25 year old who studied geography at the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, was confirmed as one of those who had joined ISIS.

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