ISIS' Twitter Star
Standing in front of the childhood home of the man once deemed one of the most dangerous members of ISIS, it's the normalcy that's striking: an Ikea catalogue in the foyer, pink lamps, a well-kept lawn.
But Junaid Hussain, who lived with his family in Birmingham, England, before fleeing to Syria, was far from ordinary. On August 24, 2015, he would become the first hacker in history deemed dangerous enough to be killed in a drone strike.
His death -- by a U.S. drone -- would mark a new era of terror -- one where tweets are considered weapons and the battlefield has a new set of tools: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp.
Hussain wasn't killed because of his physical acts of violence, or even his hacking abilities. What made him dangerous was his status as a social media influencer, according to the authorities.
"He was one of the main individuals crowdsourcing terrorism, both to recruit people as foreign terrorist fighters but also to attack and kill where they live," according to John Carlin, former National Security Chief at the Department of Justice.