Officials say ISIS's social media consultant is a 33-year-old Boston man who made the Dean's List at Northeastern University before becoming a Most Wanted Terrorist.
According to reports, Ahmad Abousamra was born in France but grew up in Massachusetts, where he attended private school and his father worked as an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. At Northeastern, he reportedly majored in computer technology* before working for a telecommunications company.
That all changed in 2004, when Abousamra fled to Iraq to work as the "media wing" for Al Queda. According to the Boston Herald, the FBI says he "has shown that he wants to kill United States soldiers."
Now, officials say, he's hiding out in Syria, running Twitter accounts for ISIS.
There's a $50,000 bounty on his head, and the head of the FBI Boston Office says it shouldn't be hard to identify him—Abousamra apparently has an unusually "high-pitched voice that would distinguish him from others.''
Abousamra attended the university for three semesters but did not actually graduate, a Northeastern spokesperson says.