(TALKINGPOINTSMEMO) — CNN anchor Carol Costello aired a segment on Wednesday that described how the Islamic State terrorist group has been using emojis and images of Nutella and kittens on social media to lure women into its all-female brigade.
Costello said that Western women are among the most "sought after targets."
"But how do you relay your message of jihad in a way Westerners understand?" Costello said. "Well, you turn to the language of social media, and that seems to be working just fine for ISIS. ISIS is talking online about jars of Nutella, pictures of kittens and emojis."
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Costello then explained the possible rationale for this.