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Rukmini Callimachi @rcallimachi New York, New York

Correspondent for The New York Times covering ISIS and violent extremism. @NBC analyst. Previously, seven years in West Africa. Ex-AP bureau chief. Ex-refugee.

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Joined Twitter 4/12/09


Attaque terroriste à la Préfecture de police de #Paris: La piste terroriste confirmée par les consultations Interne… https://t.co/zamJhkTrUb
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiThe most chilling section of this story by ⁦@gettleman⁩ ⁦@suhasiniraj⁩ ⁦@sameeryasir⁩ is when police officers stand… https://t.co/UKxf8kFMtw
2/26
2020
Iran may have many more coronavirus cases than reported, Canadian research suggests https://t.co/uWxrtbJuMm via @torontostar
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @desicounty @daniellecitron @RanaAyyub I don’t think that’s accurate, Sunny.Washington Post writer Rana Ayyub awarded with McGill Medal for journalistic courage - Grady College—I could not be… https://t.co/poyIQwtocx
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiDécision incompréhensible: Reda Hame a rejoint l’#EI. Formé au maniement des armes, il a accepté la mission d'Abdel… https://t.co/cGi4t0UQyN
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiExcellent balado avec @rcallimachi sur son métier de journaliste lors la chute du président ivoirien Laurent Gbagbo… https://t.co/bREWKLqKAI
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @Josiensor All of my reporting life, I have thrown small pebbles into a very large pond, and have no way of knowing… https://t.co/cVXGd5HgNj
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2/25
2020
The Islamic State claims to have killed 9 soldiers in Cabo Delgado #Mozambique https://t.co/3FGPXHXrzG
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiPowerful news, per @Jan_Ransom: Harvey Weinstein is being remanded straight to jail to await sentencing on March 11.
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiI told @AshleyJudd the Weinstein news myself this morning. Her reaction: "This is the way it's supposed to be. Th… https://t.co/ELka1K4U67
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi"I'm Harvey Weinstein-- you know what I can do." Weinstein, whose signature throughout forty years of allegations… https://t.co/wPtE2JOHCV
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiOne #idlib doctor cried in front of us while she asked politicians:’How can you sleep at night’. Thankyou… https://t.co/Y532hDH0VZ
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiStupidity kills: https://t.co/4Witrd0wTs @nexthursday Thank you, Cat
2/24
2020
@gditom I’m sorry and hope you stay safeRegarding how the coronavirus has affected Italy. It’s almost dystopian: https://t.co/Cb4mOse9ytA Canadian millionaire retreated to an island paradise in the Bahamas, where he serially raped poor, local girls wh… https://t.co/5pU2TC9Lt3The al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen has confirmed the death of Qassim al-Rimi, killed in a CIA drone strike as first re… https://t.co/lCcAGUnta1 @NadiMobarak @RadioCanadaInfo Merci, Nadi!
2/23
2020
@KristianHarstad @JoePlenzler @coffeeshopjihad More like @weddadyThere are lots of nuggets in the sources. Like this interview with Cat Stevens in al-Jihad magazine from 1986:… https://t.co/tMSmDCPefo
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @MarieLamensch84 @RadioCanadaInfo @MIGSinstitute Awesome!Safiyya Amira Shaikh pleaded guilty at #OldBailey for preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist… https://t.co/fa0BuEHnPa
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2/22
2020
Ce soir 👉 Nous recevons la journaliste Rukmini Callimachi du @nytimes pour discuter d'une journée marquante dans sa… https://t.co/BLSYyAuk4E
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiIt's always a treat to be interviewed in French. This podcast on @RadioCanadaInfo profiles war correspondents and m… https://t.co/12RLfZBaLT @DavidAFrench @ChrisKissane Thank you so much, David @ChrisKissane Flattered, 🙏
2/21
2020
While we have no evidence at this time that the #Hanau shooter had explicit ties to the white supremacist movement… https://t.co/kcXALZhBD4
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiFiery passionate women are basically human Rorschach tests: your reaction to them tells you a lot more about you th… https://t.co/1xSUMMHWzW
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiMore coming from our @ICSR_Centre teams working on the Hanau attack very shortly... Be sure to talk to them:… https://t.co/hfSGs6zhWK
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiJust watched video of #Hanau shooter addressing Americans (in English), ranting about conspiracies & underground tu… https://t.co/ZZz9HssPIY
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiWe don't know if Breivik was specifically an inspiration for #HanauShooting but Economy minister of Hesse has made… https://t.co/KHLGeCTads
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiKeeping close eye on story developing in #Hanau Germany. No signs of a motive yet (perpetrators still at large) but… https://t.co/09atRkIPir
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @NicolasQuenel @historicoblog4 @JusteQue Many thanks Nicolas @Weissenberg7 @jenanmoussa @RashaAlAqeedi @maddiblackman @brenners_smith @IsraHazel @lcmporter @varshakoduvayurhttps://t.co/WgOGjgWozT
2/20
2020
@m_richardmayson Near BeniHive mind: Those of your studying ISIS, can you identify the mustachioed jihadist in this picture released via Amaq… https://t.co/H8uVPL8XWG
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiGlad to see that top-of-the-line reporting contests like the @PolkAwards are recognizing the innovative work of… https://t.co/c2w6zho9aiIn addition to being a great journalist, @tarangoNYT is also one of the most collegial of colleagues, an endangered… https://t.co/0ehVZTWnOvHive mind: Those of your studying ISIS, can you identify the mustachioed jihadist in this picture released via Amaq… https://t.co/H8uVPL8XWGShohreh Bayat: I loosened my hijab at a chess championship. Now I'm afraid to return to Iran. - The Washington Post https://t.co/kKiozHKYJaAttack on church in Burkina Faso leaves 24 dead - According to the UN, nearly 4,000 people have been murdered in r… https://t.co/eJ5dGDf1ht
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @PiyuK @namitabhandare @sunetrac @karthikavk @shammybaweja @NamitaGokhale_ @AlexandraPring @ayeshasoodhttps://t.co/e0PlZWcpRC @kevinroose I mean if nothing else I need to read it to glimpse a gymnastic act that would make Nadia Comaneci read… https://t.co/qxtffPu1P3Congratulations @kevinroose. A contender for a spot on my nightstand: https://t.co/W3AqDcL6Lh
2/19
2020
Syria drained everything out of me. Faith in humanity, in the moral arc of the universe, the energy to carry on eve… https://t.co/6G6N2VJMLT
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @JakeLahut I noticedI bought this onesie in Bucharest a few months ago and it’s become my favorite. There’s something really funny abou… https://t.co/NSKREgIbqpIt’s a good day to reread President Washington’s letter to a Rhode Island Jewish synagogue on the importance of rel… https://t.co/AFA4c20nZ4
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @davidhth @RebeccaShabad Thank you David
2/18
2020
These videos showing the mechanized, clinical, systematic extinguishing of animal life are more horrific to me than… https://t.co/WDReyNAo3m
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiAl-Qaeda's branch in Mali (JNIM) has thanked al-Shabab in Somalia over the latter's recent message of praise to jih… https://t.co/4EJFpnOsxO
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiNot a great look for Weinstein’s lawyer. Her interview on The Daily may have violated the judge’s gag-order. So she… https://t.co/opydTUsTiJ
2/17
2020
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Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiYazidi affaire at religious minority Body rejects bringing Isis fighters& their families to places close 2 #Yazidihttps://t.co/yWkhh6pjFD
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi9. @kairyssdal was also nice enough to interview me about what it was like to ghostwrite messages that said “There… https://t.co/k29tpZe79f8. Then I got home and found this: Valentine’s Day giftbags, snacks and mini-toys from the other parents, uh, babie… https://t.co/V5nN3HkPQ47. Part of me felt proud. I may have come here as an immigrant but I’m now 100% American. My son won’t have stories… https://t.co/7dH9zroaGP6. A Valentine’s Day Update: Last night, my husband and I stayed up filling out cute little cards with the names of… https://t.co/MoH2vzuAJ2
2/15
2020
#Terrorisme Des #djihadistes suisses de l’#EI, membres de l’Amni (services de renseignement et opex), projetaient u… https://t.co/XdzPcAC8Ej
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @marty_lederman @edswaine @becingber @oonahathaway That could certainly be the case, Marty. But the administration… https://t.co/sAsUrB4WUuYou know that theoretical question, what deceased person would you have dinner with if you could? Danny Pearl is on… https://t.co/EIEJzyVoowToday we will say Kaddish in memory of our son, Daniel https://t.co/xvvrOfVNcS If you happen to be in Encino, CA, j… https://t.co/rIFyPNslbs
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiISIS is not just surviving but thriving, @masrour_barzani, the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, tells @kgilsinanhttps://t.co/4kmMXysrGh
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiThe Trump Administration has finally released its justification for the Soleimani killing, and it's just embarrassi… https://t.co/2M1o6pTNgh
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @yarotrof @WSJ I loved reading a sliver of your life story, Yaroslav. Glad you got out. @MonicaLewinsky @VanityFair StunningSee my new @WashInstitute piece on deterring events such as today's militia rocket attack on US forces in Kirkuk, d… https://t.co/TZfNVgl9rW
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2/14
2020
When I was last in Mali in 2015, the north was unsafe. Now so is the center of the country which has become the epi… https://t.co/zIofDuXCnI
2/13
2020
A couple thoughts on future al Qaeda leadership in Yemen While there is certainly a bench of commanders in AQAP th… https://t.co/hdbq2rJqMx
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi🙄 'I was in al-Qaeda, then spied for MI6 – I know deradicalisation doesn't work' https://t.co/RDsSeIVsCz
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiOn January 16, leading French officials & members of the G5 Sahel met in Pau, France to discuss the deteriorating s… https://t.co/0GMX199GnQ
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @warnjason @azelin Thanks Jason
2/12
2020
19. The group’s focus on social services & fact that they hid behind an innocent-sounding name should give us pause… https://t.co/7NbSlBQTJ218. This is the case for Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia, and for the similarly-named Ansar al-Shariah in Yemen. Anothe… https://t.co/NrBJIbgU9d17. There is now a body of evidence including letters from al-Qaeda leaders that indicates that al-Qaeda realized t… https://t.co/rtDPT7Obkh16. And most recently he was in Mali traveling alongside al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb when he was killed. As som… https://t.co/wGmuTyNTml15. For example, Ansar al-Shariah’s leader Abu Iyad was regularly writing and receiving letters from Zawahiri, the… https://t.co/o07Ay0debo14. The group’s members who attacked the embassy were chanting “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama,” (as in Osama Bin L… https://t.co/dTFgqagdy813. Everyone remembers the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi by Ansar al-Shariah’s sister organization. But ac… https://t.co/OdOZQPx8Yr12. Ansar al-Shariah’s true colors became apparent in 2012 when they overran part of the US embassy in Tunis.… https://t.co/tRHDAQ0I9r11. Fast forward to ISIS in Iraq and Syria, where several of their departments were headed by ex-Ansar al-Shariah m… https://t.co/lwxnwOcaET10. @azelin’s book sheds light on why. One of the images he archived is telling. On the left is one of Ansar al-Sha… https://t.co/bfFSd86r2G9. The group crisscrossed the country, carrying out charitable acts under the slogan, “Hear From Us, Not About Us.”… https://t.co/OvVbZJo4L88. Libi advises fellow jihadists “to not be quiet about our mistakes, especially the exorbitant mistakes. Indeed it… https://t.co/5yYh9s7Uon7. High among the things Ansar al-Shariah was contemplating were the mistakes of the Iraqi jihad under Zarqawi and… https://t.co/nrziNsvT5N6. The other way in which we tend to think of terrorist groups as static is in terms of the degree of violence. We… https://t.co/zcPq536MeI5. We tend to poo-poo social services provided by terrorists. Yet over and over, we’re seeing that groups carrying… https://t.co/bguinR5nzr4. Ansar al-Shariah’s members were heavily represented in ISIS, and were tied to sattacks including on the Bardo Mu… https://t.co/QyquhSIC063. We tend to think of terror groups as static in terms of their commitment to violence. Why else would we call it… https://t.co/n0BVFNEDPn2. Those little pieces of paper are all the places I marked because I didn’t want to lose the spot. @azelin’s book… https://t.co/Vi7EMwdSa71. Welcome to Rukmini’s On-Again Off-Again Book Club. Since the arrival of bébé, I’ve not been reading as much as I… https://t.co/oYzxlSXnTbRukmini Callimachi @rcallimachi, a 4-time @PulitzerPrizes finalist, covers the Islamic State & al-Qaeda for… https://t.co/MtiF94NFiF
Retweeted by Rukmini Callimachi @RvaUnicorn @beltway_mom @azelin It was a pleasure to meet you and to hear about Mosul.Now is the time to grab lunch & back to watch webcast w/jihadism scholar @azelin & @nytimes correspondent… https://t.co/hON7ZCct2N
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiJust one hour and 15 minutes to go before I sit down with @azelin to launch his new book on jihadists in Tunisia. C… https://t.co/MvHPDQrfip @Sarah_Boxer @ELLEmagazine Well, I think @lynseyaddario’s go-to designer for her tunics while she’s photographing war is Zara!Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) is now seen by France and Sahelian countries as the greatest security threat… https://t.co/3nm1cRj4be
Retweeted by Rukmini CallimachiOrder "Your Sons Are at Your Service" today & watch a live book-launch webcast w/@rcallimachi & author @azelin at 1… https://t.co/SVC85dyXKv
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2/11
2020

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