The following warning notice has been published by a leading Shia activist forum (Karbal-e-Quetta) to warn Shia and other human rights activists to be mindful of impostors (terrorists and agency plants) who are reportedly monitoring internet to identify and potentially harm social media activists. While the aim of some of such impostors could be to monitor your activities or moderate the intensity of activism by counter-measures, others may have more vicious agenda to cause physical harm to you.
There are reports coming from various sources that Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists gather information of momineen using internet also.
Some fake (shia) webistes are in place for the purpose. Also, there is a possibility that they advertise for JOBS and ask Momineen to submit Resumes, CVs, Address, Phone number, photographs etc.
All momineen, particularly males, be very careful in providing such data. Avoid submitting identification information to unknwon sources, even if it appears to be a Shia source.
Be extremely careful in adding unknown people on facebook, and try that your photographs can not be seen by unconcerned people. (Source: Karbala-e-Quetta)
We support the above word of caution and expand the scope of this advice to all rights activists including but not limited to Shia, Barelvi, moderate Deobandi and Salafi, Ahmadi, Christian, Pashtun, Balcoh, Hazara etc.
Surely, SSP-LeJ-ASWJ-Taliban-AQ terrorists are now monitoring the internet (facebook, twitter, blogs, email groups). Don’t share personal details with unknown persons.
Based on experience, we advise all human rights activists to use pen name (or multiple pen names) and do not provide personal details (name, address, travelling details) to anyone. Exercise maximum care, the enemy (SSP-LeJ-ASWJ, Taliban, Al Qaeda) is ruthless and is also supported by Pakistan’s security agencies.
Many people may request, urge or dare you to reveal your true identity or personal details to them. In view of the ongoing target killing of the Balcoh, anti-Taliban Pashtun and Shia activists and also in view of the tragic murders of Saleem Shahzad, Javed Nasir Rind and many other Baloch and Pashtun journalists, you must not share your personal details with any person, and report all such suspects (interested in or revealing real life identities of activists and authors) to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan and abroad (as appropriate) and also advise other fellow activists to be careful of such suspects.