In January 2020, FBI agents from the bureau’s Washington Field Office launched an investigation into Abdulwuhab Humayun “based on the determination that he owned and operated” the @AmericanEmirate account, which had posted strings of pro-Daesh* memes.
A Virginia man, Abdulwuhab Humayun, has landed in hot water after he raised suspicions of anti-Semitism and support for Daesh while applying for a “technical job” at the FBI, the Daily Beast reported, citing court files.
Humayun supposedly posted controversial Islamism- and jihad-backing memes on a Twitter account, @AmericanEmirate, for two years before he applied for a technical position at the FBI, and subsequently lied to the agents as he was questioned under the guise of a fake job interview that they specifically used to get Humayun to elaborate on the matter.
The agents said they had managed to trace the aforementioned account to Humayun through subscriber data which featured multiple links to his contact details like email address, phone number, etc.
Among the memes there were some proclaiming inherently belligerent ideas.
“This is me”, one meme read, with the words captioning a picture of a video game character declaring a staunch anti-Israeli stance:
Another showed a doctored picture of Yoda donning Islamic dress with the words “Do jihad, I must. Kill infidels, I will”.
Other memes posted on the @AmericanEmirate account since 2018 reportedly endorsed everything from the…