- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
It appears that HSMPRess, the obnoxious and occasionally horrifying Twitter feed of al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al Shabab has been suspended. (A few possible replacement feeds have already emerged though it’s difficult to tell which ones are actually linked to the group.) The Atlantic‘s Brian Fung posts chached images of the feeds last messages, which were threats to execute Kenyan prisoners. The Kenyan government has denied requesting the takedown, however.