ISIS supporters tweet about Robin Williams' death

The death of Robin Williams has dominated almost all forms of media since the news broke late Monday, and no where is that more true than on social media, with hashtags like #RIPRobinWilliams and #RobinWilliamsWillLiveOnForever exploding on Twitter not just in the United States, but worldwide.

And it turns out the impact of Williams life and extraordinary acting career extends into communities that might seem at odds with a popular American comedian like Williams: ISIS supporters.


Some of that conversation was chronicled on Storify by tech reporter Kelsey Atherton, including a series of messages shared Abdul and Abdullah, AKA truthsMaster and mujahid4life. Both tweet regularly about ISIS and the Islamic world, but Monday night, the conversation shifted towards the death of the comedic icon.


But while sympathy and shock highlighted most of the conversation surrounding Williams' death across the globe, for some the dialogue took a decidedly different tone.


But the debate also inspired at least one less emotionally charged conversation between Alex Horton, a self-identified American vet, and Abdullah, who discussed some of Williams' most famous films.





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