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Claim and Video Attributed to “Jund Ansar Allah” for Bombing at French Cultural Center in Gaza, Support for IS

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Al-Nusra Front Publishes Video of Fighter Detailing Battles in Aleppo

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IS Video Shows Destruction of Graves and Shrines in al-Fallujah

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Chechen IS Fighter Calls in Video for Lone-Wolf Attacks in America, Europe

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Pro-IS Jihadi Media Group Propagandizes Video Pleas of Sydney Hostages

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IS Mass Executes 13 Members of “Knights of Knowledge” in Salah al-Din

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TIP Publishes Photos of Children Training with Guns at Camp

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IS Photo Report Shows Aftermath of Clashes in Mu’tasim and Makishifiya in Iraq’s Salah al-Din Province

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IS Video Shows Downed Reconnaissance Plane in Kirkuk

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IS Releases German Chant Promoting Allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Western Jihadist Forum Digest

alleged-is-fighter-proposes-moderate-muslims-as-targets An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter on Twitter proposed the idea of moderate Muslims being targets of attack by Islamic extremists.
jihadists-issue-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-on-twitter-following-sydney-siege Following the recent hostage-taking by Man Haron Monis (AKA Sheikh Haron) in a Sydney café, jihadists on Twitter have erupted in a wave of threats and calls for lone wolf attacks.
widowed-jihadist-under-is-recounts-late-husband-s-schedule-life-away-from-home-as-an-is-fighter An alleged widowed jihadist living under the Islamic State (IS) recounted her late husband's work schedule, loss of close ones, and living conditions as a fighter for the group.
jihadist-twitter-campaign-addresses-u-s-injustices-offers-shariah-law-as-alternative Jihadists on social media have begun using a hashtag to frame life under Sharia law as an alternative to injustices under American life.
jihadist-offers-location-tracking-mobile-app-as-a-spying-device A member of a jihadist forum offered users a location-tracking mobile app to use for spying.
jihadist-recruiter-calls-for-engineering-medical-degree-holders-to-migrate-to-is An Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter called for holders of engineering and medical degrees to use their skills under IS.
jihadist-calls-for-domestic-attacks-from-african-americans An alleged jihadist in Syria used racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri as a context to call for domestic attacks by African Americans.
canadian-is-fighter-echoes-recent-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-canada A Canadian Islamic State (IS) fighter echoed a recent IS-released video's call for attacks within Canada, and offered justification for any such action.
is-video-shows-air-defense-training-in-furat-euphrates-province-in-iraq Two Twitter users shared a discussion regarding the justification of killing non-combative targets as prompted by a December 1, 2014 video of a Danish citizen allegedly being shot at in the Saudi...
female-is-recruiter-suggests-ways-for-women-non-fighters-to-assist-jihad A female recruiter living under the Islamic State (IS) suggested different roles for non-fighters—particularly women—to assist in jihad.
jihadist-recruiter-stresses-secrecy-prior-to-migration-suggests-ways-to-keep-a-low-profile An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter stressed the importance of keeping a low profile to prospective IS emigrants and suggested secrecy measures to take before migrating in a...
female-jihadist-posts-pictures-of-american-british-canadian-australian-passports-to-be-burned A female jihadist allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) posted a picture to Twitter of four passports from the UK, America, Australia, and Canada, which she claimed were going to be...
is-fighter-makes-implied-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-the-west An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter made an implied call for lone wolf attacks by Western Muslims in response to airstrikes in Syria.
is-recruiter-claims-lebanese-indian-kenyan-fighters-among-ranks An alleged British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) answered questions on Ask.fm regarding different the nationalities of fighters with IS.
female-jihadist-under-is-warns-other-women-against-traveling-to-idlib A prominent female jihadist recruiter living under the Islamic State (IS) in Syria warned women against migrating to Idlib, a Syrian governorate, as IS does not have a presence there.
outspoken-british-islamist-announces-arrival-to-is-caliphate-insults-british-security Siddhartha Dhar, an outspoken British Islamist also under the name "Abu Rumaysah," announced that he had arrived under the Islamic State (IS)-declared Caliphate and criticized what he called "a shoddy...
jihadists-warn-aid-workers-to-stay-out-of-syria Jihadists on Twitter warned aid workers against entering Syria, expressing skepticism of their motives.
jihadist-explains-treatment-of-female-slaves-under-is An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter in Syria purported the treatment of slaves, particularly female slaves, under the group's rule.
female-jihadists-encourage-other-females-to-contact-women-not-men-regarding-migration Female jihadists in Syria encouraged female prospects to inquire about migration exclusively from women—particularly themselves—instead of men.
is-fighter-refers-lone-wolves-to-bomb-making-manual An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) referred prospective lone wolf jihadists to a well-known bomb-making manual.
islamic-state-fighter-calls-for-domestic-attacks-mentions-quebec A Canadian Islamic State (IS) fighter renewed his calls for domestic attacks in a tweet inciting IS supporters to perform attacks in their own countries.
is-fighter-alleges-price-for-female-slaves-claims-getting-paid-by-is-in-gold-coins An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) cited a purported price for female slaves under IS and claimed to be paid in IS currency.
islamic-front-fighter-discourages-muslims-from-joining-is-expresses-complicated-opinion-of-al-nusra-front An alleged fighter with the Islamic Front (IF) discouraged Muslims from traveling to Syria to fight with IS.
western-jihadist-claims-assisting-fighter-in-entering-syria-details-is-emigration-necessities A Canadian IS fighter in Syria answered emigration-focused questions on November 12, 2014, claiming in one answer that he had assisted a fighter in entering Syria.
jihadist-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-netherlands A jihadist allegedly from the Netherlands fighting with the al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, posted messages calling for attacks in Holland.
an-american-egyptian-arrested-in-egypt-was-the-author-of-calls-for-attack-on-westerners-reported-on-by-site Previous reports by SITE Intelligence Group detail an individual's calls for lone wolf attacks on Americans domestically and abroad. These threats included a call for attacks on Western teachers in...
dutch-al-nusra-front-fighter-skirts-question-regarding-coordination-with-fsa A Dutch al-Nusra Front fighter attempted to distance the group from secular ones following recent reports of Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces fighting alongside al-Nusra Front against the Syria...
jihadist-solicits-lone-wolves-on-twitter-claims-to-have-specified-targets A jihadist solicited attackers on Twitter with what he claimed were specified targets.
american-jihadist-in-somalia-advises-prospects-to-fight-in-syria-and-iraq An alleged jihadist from Minnesota, now in Somalia, called for jihadist prospects to prioritize fighting in Syria and Iraq over that of Somalia.
female-jihadist-describes-housing-situations-for-women-living-under-is A widowed female jihadist in Syria described life for women living in headquarters under the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
british-jihadist-discusses-educational-opportunities-for-women-under-is An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) downplayed parental permission for female Muslims making migration and provided insight into female educational opportunities under IS.
female-jihadist-in-syria-mocks-officials-for-not-blocking-her-migration A Western female jihadist allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa mocked officials for not intercepting her migration to Syria.
jihadist-suggests-advisors-for-prospective-jihadist-migrants A jihadist recruiter provided prospective migrants two possible contacts for advice and direction.
ttp-media-worker-claims-presence-of-foreign-jihadists-in-pakistan An alleged worker for the Mohmand Agency Media Wing Team, a media group of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed a growing number of foreign fighters with the group.
al-nusra-front-fighter-claims-good-relations-with-syrian-rebel-groups A prominent jihadist fighter with al-Nusra Front claimed that the group, while allegedly battling a subgroup within the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), maintains...
jihadist-discusses-lack-of-discipline-among-fighters A member of a prominent jihadist forum claimed a concerning attitude of carelessness among jihadist fighters.
self-proclaimed-islamic-radicals-charge-australian-newspapers-as-contributing-elements-of-radicalization Self-proclaimed radical Muslims in Australia cited various newspaper articles as contributing sources to their radicalization.
jihadists-discuss-ways-to-circumvent-social-media-protocols Members of a prominent western jihadi forum discussed ways to circumvent phone number requirements used by several social media platforms, including Facebook.
jihadists-report-of-foreign-al-nusra-front-fighters-in-handarat Two Twitter accounts of alleged jihadists in Syria reported of numerous foreign fighters present with al-Nusra Front forces during a battle in Handarat, Aleppo.
jihadists-react-to-online-anti-violence-campaign-by-moderate-muslims Jihadists on Twitter have begun reacting to an anti-jihad campaign by moderate Muslims, powered by the hashtag "#NotInMyName," and have framed its respective statements as betrayal to Islam.
two-british-fighters-abu-dujana-and-abu-abdullah-announced-dead English-speaking Islamic State (IS) supporters announced the death of two British fighters, Abu Dujana al-Britani and Abu Abdullah al-Britani, on Twitter.
jihadists-discuss-weaponizing-ebola-for-attacks-in-u-s-western-countries Members of a jihadi forum discussed the possibility of using the Ebola virus as a weapon in attacks, specifically against the United States.
belgian-dutch-jihadi-fighters-featured-on-twitter Several Dutch and Belgian jihadi fighters were shown and discussed in pictures and messages on Twitter, fighting alongside both the Islamic State (IS) and the al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in...
jihadists-reject-calls-for-unity-with-is A jihadist call for unity between Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front forces in Syria on a prominent English-language jihadist forum received rebukes from fellow members.
canadian-jihadist-calls-for-attacks-on-canada An Islamic-converted Islamic State (IS) fighter claiming to be from Canada urged for attacks in his homeland, asserting that Canada a whole is involved in attacking IS, therefore making it "permissible...
jihadist-prospects-respond-to-call-for-migration A prominent British al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned fighter in Syria invoked expressions of willingness to join jihad from Twitter users.
is-supporter-calls-for-attacks-on-british-sheikhs-who-support-war-on-terror An Islamic State (IS) supporter on Twitter called on British jihadists to kill sheikhs that support the war on terror.
female-is-supporter-claims-to-arrive-at-is-controlled-territory-encourages-others-to-follow A female supporter of the Islamic State (IS) announced that she had arrived to live under IS in an unspecified location and urged others to follow with haste amid rising conflict in the region.

Jihadist News

is-beheads-sorcerer-in-public-scene-in-salah-al-din The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq published six photos of its beheading a “sorcerer” in front of men and children in the area of al-Ilm, east of the city of...
is-claims-suicide-bombing-by-kyrgyz-fighter-near-samarra The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed a suicide bombing by a Kyrgyz fighter at the headquarters of the Iraqi Federal Police and its “Shi’ite militias” in the...
al-nusra-front-explains-current-conflict-with-yarmouk-martyrs-brigade The Deraa provincial division of al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, issued a statement on its current conflict with the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, discussing Nusra raising the issue with a...
aqap-denies-culpability-in-death-of-schoolgirls-in-al-bayda-claims-suicide-raid-in-al-hudaydah Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) denied culpability in the death of schoolgirls in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, alleging that its sources in the morgues where their bodies were transferred...
ttp-supervisor-of-peshawar-school-attack-threatens-more-acts-of-revenge Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released an audio speech from its official who supervised the attack at the army-run school in Peshawar, justifying the operation as revenge for Pakistani military...
tunisia-based-uqba-bin-nafi-battalion-claims-attacks-in-hanchir-ettala-nebeur Afriqiyah Media published a message attributed to a fighter in the Tunisia-based Uqba bin Nafi Battalion claiming credit for strikes on soldiers in the areas of Hanchir Ettala and Nebeur, and providing...
alleged-jihadi-group-in-sinai-jihadi-garrisoned-battalion-condemns-is Rejecting accusations that it defected from “Sinai Province,” the Islamic State (IS) division formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the group calling itself the “Jihadi Garrisoned Battalion” stressed...
afriqiyah-media-reports-death-of-five-fighters-from-uqba-bin-nafi-battalion Afriqiyah Media, a jihadi media group, reported that five fighters from the Tunisia-based Uqba bin Nafi Battalion were killed during a siege, and it additionally refuted rumors that members of the group...
al-nusra-front-releases-photos-of-attack-in-idlib-map-of-controlled-areas The al-Qaeda branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front (NF), published pictures showing the group’s operation in Wadi al-Daif, Idlib.
ttp-explains-motivations-behind-peshawar-school-attack-threatens-more Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for and explained its motivations for attacking an army-run school in Peshawar, citing the killing of children and adult civilians in military...
afghan-taliban-gives-condolences-on-peshawar-school-attack The Afghan Taliban expressed condolences on the Peshawar school attack and declared that it has “always condemned the killing of children and innocent people at every juncture”.
aqap-reports-death-of-fighters-in-clashes-with-houthis-publishes-pictures-of-revenge-attack-on-american-section-of-airbase Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported the death of at least two fighters in clashes with Shi’ite Houthis in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and published pictures of firing rockets at the...
is-releases-first-installment-of-words-of-mujahid-video-series The "al-Janoub" provincial division of the Islamic State (IS), located in southern Iraq, released the first installment of a video series, titled "Words of Mujahid," featuring an IS fighter provoking...
online-profiles-of-deceased-sydney-hostage-taker-focus-on-crimes-against-muslims Man Haron Monis, an Iranian-born man living in Australia, who died along with two hostages following his siege of a café in Sydney, maintained a consistent and self-promoting online presence in recent...
alleged-jihadi-group-in-sinai-rejects-the-is-advises-ansar-beit-al-maqdis An alleged jihadi group in Sinai calling itself the “Jihadi Garrisoned Battalion” (Kateebat al-Ribat al-Jihadiyya) announced its rejection of the Islamic State (IS) and gave advice to the faction...
jihadist-warns-west-of-inevitable-uprising-of-muslims-domestic-attacks A jihadist warned the West that its “crimes” against Muslims and preventing them from traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) will inevitably lead to a mass uprising against Western...
sydney-hostage-taker-gave-unusual-pledge-to-caliph-of-the-muslims Man Haron Monis (AKA Sheikh Haron), who was identified as the gunman who took 17 people hostage at a chocolate café in Sydney, Australia, gave an unusual pledge to the “Caliph of the Muslims” nearly one...
is-beheads-spy-and-pro-regime-fighter-in-public-spectacle-in-homs The Homs provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on its beheading a spy and a pro-Syrian regime fighter in a public spectacle witnessed by men and children.
is-publishes-q-a-brochure-on-female-slaves-and-their-treatment The Islamic State (IS) published a brochure answering hypothetical questions about female slaves and their being taken, their treatment, and possible ways they may be emancipated.
al-nusra-front-publishes-photos-of-battle-with-syrian-forces-in-aleppo The al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published pictures showing its fighters in a battle with the Syrian regime forces in Handarat, Aleppo.
sydney-cafe-siege-invokes-mixed-responses-from-jihadist-community-on-twitter Jihadists on Twitter provided mixed responses to the hostage situation in a Sydney café, carried out by a criminally convicted named Man Haron Monis, who had allegedly requested an Islamic State...
is-spokesman-had-called-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-australia-in-september-2014-speech In light of the ongoing hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, where one or more alleged Islamist militants are holding dozens of people captive inside a Lindt chocolate cafe in Martin Place, SITE...
is-claims-suicide-bombing-by-russian-fighter-in-beiji The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed a suicide bombing by a Russian fighter that targeted an Abrams tank of the Iraqi army in the city of Beiji.
afghan-taliban-responds-to-u-s-senate-report-on-cia-s-detention-and-interrogation-program The Afghan Taliban released a statement on the CIA torture techniques revealed in the recent U.S. Senate report on the intelligence agency’s detention and interrogation program, claiming that these are...
is-beheads-four-men-who-insulted-god-in-homs-stones-male-and-female-adulterers-in-aleppo The Islamic State (IS) published a gruesome photo report on its beheading four men who insulted God in Syria’s Homs governorate, and a report showing a large crowd gathered to watch the stoning death of...
jihadist-proposes-to-is-to-develop-viruses-keylogging-trojans-to-access-intel-databases A jihadist proposed to the Islamic State (IS) to develop viruses and keylogging Trojans within a project he dubbed “Eye of the Caliphate,” to collect data on victims’ devices and to ultimately penetrate...

Software & Technical Materials

jihadist-creates-html5-games-promoting-is-revenge-for-operation-in-oued-ellil-tunisia A jihadist who previously created HTML5 games promoting jihad in Chechnya, Gaza, Iraq, Mali, Syria, and Tunisia, made two new games supporting the Islamic State (IS) and women who were killed in an...
al-fajr-media-center-releases-encryption-program-for-android-os The Technical Committee of al-Fajr Media Center released the Android OS version of its encryption program, “Amn al-Mujahid”.
electronic-army-of-isis-gives-video-tutorial-for-paypal-phishing An alleged hacking group calling itself the “Electronic Army of ISIS,” referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or al-Sham, (ISIL/ISIS), released a video tutorial for PayPal...
al-fajr-media-center-releases-new-encryption-program-amn-al-mujahid Al-Fajr Media Center, the exclusive online distributor of al-Qaeda's propaganda, released a new encryption program it named "Amn al-Mujahid" (Security of the Mujahid), and gave instructions for its...
jihadist-invites-to-electronic-islamic-army-gives-ddos-program-tutorial A jihadist gave a tutorial for a program he developed to facilitate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against "Zionist-Crusader" websites, and invited fellow al-Qaeda supporters to join the...
jihadist-suggests-fighters-use-wifi-hotspots-cameras-to-aid-in-battles A jihadist suggested fighters use mobile Wifi hotspots and video recording software to provide visuals of the battlefield to help in their operations.
jihadist-gives-tutorial-for-skygrabber-program-to-try-to-hack-drones A jihadist gave a tutorial for installing and using "SkyGrabber," a satellite internet downloader, to try and hack into video feeds from drones.
jihadist-gives-tutorials-for-youtube-uploading-video-creation A jihadist produced video tutorials for encoding audio files into a video format and then safely uploading the finished product to the popular video-sharing website YouTube.
site-intel-group-2-14-12-jfm-simple-radar-torpedo Advising fighters, a jihadist offered suggestions for a torpedo and a "simple radar" to guide rockets towards civilian planes, helicopters, and other moving targets. 
site-intel-group-6-15-11-yaqeen-furqan-media-guide-2 Al-Yaqeen Media Center released the second episode of a guide created by al-Furqan Foundation, the media arm of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), on jihadist forums on June 15,...
site-intel-group-5-20-11-yaqeen-furqan-media-guide-1 Al-Yaqeen Media Center published a revised edition of a guide created by al-Furqan Foundation, the media arm of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which provides guidance for...
site-intel-group-4-25-11-jfm-facebook-guide-posting A jihadist prepared a guide to “effectively post” on Facebook and posted it on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on April 22, 2011. 
site-intel-group-10-15-09-jfm-guide-hack-soldiers-computers A user on the Mujahideen E-Network posted a guide for hacking computers and e-mails of soldiers using chat rooms and social networking sites.
9-21-09-trsc-founding-mobile-secrets The Center for Technical Studies and Research, a recently established jihadist technical group, released on the al-Fallujah jihadist forum on September 20, 2009, a beta version of an encryption...
site-intel-group-5-6-09-third-facebook-stage-suggestions Determined to strengthen the “Facebook Invasion” and ensure its success, a user on the al-Fallujah jihadist forum posted a lengthy message on April 22, 2009, explaining the third stage of the invasion...
site-intel-group-8-12-08-jfm-website-server-hacking-disc     To participate in electronic jihad, a jihadist on al-Ekhlaas, a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, posted on August 12, 2008 a disc containing a compilation of tutorials...
site-intel-group-7-8-08-jfm-gps-training-seminar Lessons in the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) devices to benefit the mujahideen have been posted as a seminar to al-Ekhlaas, a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, since July 2,...
communications-security-in-using-couriers-land-line-and-cellular-telephones-directed-to-lebanese-mujahideen-by-jihadist-forum-memberA set of warnings and instructions in using communications, whether by courier, postal mail, or land-line or cellular telephones, was presented to Lebanese Mujahideen by a member of the password-protected...
site-institute-4-3-07-blogging-manual-battle-of-jihadi-records The al-Ekhlaas Network, a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated website, provided to its members today, Tuesday, April 3, 2007, a tutorial for creating three different types of blogs, and utilizing...
site-institute-8-3-06-gps-gis-systems-explanations-and-uses   Providing an understand of how the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) works, the use of GPS receivers, and the danger of using communication receivers...

Articles and Analysis

al-nusra-front-breaking-al-qaeda-s-forum-monopoly A recent move by al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, illustrates again the importance of social media for the global jihadi movement and its effect on the evolution in jihadi online...
syrian-jihad-the-weakening-of-al-qaeda-s-leadership In an unexpected and unprecedented turn of events, al-Qaeda members and jihadists from all over the world who embrace the ideology of global jihad are now doubting the group’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri,...
jihadis-look-for-gains-in-egypt-call-for-armed-uprising The August 14, 2013, clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of Mohamed Morsi have reinvigorated calls amongst jihadis for the establishment of armed jihadi groups in the country. The...
the-inner-workings-of-al-qaeda-s-secret-communications AQAP leader Abu Baseer al-Wuhayshi Reports circulated in the media point to an intercepted communication between al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Abu...
u-s-travel-alert-comes-amidst-recent-threats-from-al-qaeda-and-its-affiliates Three days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri called for attacks on U.S. interests in response to its military engagements in the Muslim world and its drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen in...
london-attack-echoes-al-qaeda-incitement-to-target-soldiers-in-west Although it is not yet clear what motivated the beheading of a man believed to be a soldier outside of the Woolwich barracks in London, the incident, which is being treated as an apparent terrorist...
aqap-jihadists-previously-distributed-manuals-for-explosives-using-pressure-cookers Explosives manuals involving pressure cookers such as those reportedly used in the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 15, 2013, have been distributed on jihadist forums in the past years and...
ninth-issue-of-aqap-s-inspire-highlighted-mass-casualty-attacks-listed-annual-social-sporting-events-among-targets In light of the twin bombings in the American city of Boston during the marathon race on April 15, 2013, while it is still early to identify the attacks as jihadi terrorism, such an operation was...
sri-lankan-facebook-user-develops-popular-jihadist-media-network A Sri Lankan internet activist has created a network of Facebook pages to share jihadist media content and incite Muslims to rise up around the world and online. The poster, "Aadhil Ax," is listed as...
moktar-belmoktar-a-primer-on-the-al-qaeda-leader-in-the-sahara Moktar Belmoktar, the leader of the al-Mulathameen [The Masked Ones] Brigades, has been a high profile Algerian jihadist leader for most of his life, becoming known as a canny and entrepreneurial...
bangladeshi-muslims-targeted-for-jihadist-recruitment Following the terrorism charges leveled against Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in New York City, many were perhaps surprised to hear that jihadists are active in Bangladesh and of al-Qaeda's...
federal-reserve-banks-among-targets-listed-by-jihadists On October 17, 2012, a Bangladeshi national, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, was arrested for allegedly attempting to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of...
brief-on-militant-islamist-factions-currently-active-in-libya In the months following the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the National Transitional Council's declaration of the end of the Libyan revolution in October 2011, militant Islamist factions emerged in...
prominent-jihadist-forum-appears-again-online The top-tier Shumukh al-Islam jihadist forum has come online once again after being offline for nearly a week and a half, though it is unclear whether its appearance is only temporary. There had...
site-intel-group-1-10-12-sami-osmakac-brief   Sami Osmakac, an American indicted on January 9, 2012, and accused of attempting to carry out a terrorist attack in Florida, appeared in several videos posted online throughout 2011 on YouTube...
site-intel-group-12-9-11-american-gimf-leader-pakistan “Abd al-Moeed bin Abd al-Salam,” an American citizen killed during a raid by Pakistani security forces in Karachi in November 2011, was named by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) as one of the...
western-jihadist-serves-as-al-qaedas-representative-to-somali-fighters On October 14, 2011, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, an al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group in Somalia, released a message announcing that on October 13, the General Command of al-Qaeda had provided...
western-jihadists-promote-legacies-of-awlaki-khan  The deaths of Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and American jihadist Samir Khan in an American drone strike on September 30, 2011, was particularly important to the English-speaking...
boko-haram-representative-solicits-guidance-and-assistance-on-jihadist-forums-by-rita-katz-and-margaret-foster {Image: UN bomber and Boko Haram member Mohammed Abdul Barra / Source: AMEF} On August 26, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb outside of the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian...
site-intel-group-9-16-11-wjfm-begolly-support Following the arrest of American jihadist Emerson Begolly, on January 3, 2011, members of a password-protected English-language jihadist forum have closely followed Begolly's case, creating discussion...
naser-abdo-al-qaedas-ideal-recruit American soldier Naser Abdo was arrested near the Fort Hood military base on July 27, 2011, after arousing the suspicion of a clerk at a local weapons and ammunition store.  Following his...
site-intel-group-7-6-11-isa-al-khattab-arrest On June 28, 2011, German authorities Harry Machura, a 19-year-old German convert to Islam, better known online as the jihadist “Isa Al Khattab,” who allegedly operated a German-language website called...
site-intel-group-6-30-11-taliban-palestine-fb A jihadist group in Gaza calling itself "Taliban Palestine" has created for itself an internet presence via the popular social networking website Facebook, and has used this site to raise awareness...
site-intel-group-6-13-11-shabaab-social-networking Recognizing the importance of social networking websites to better broadcast its propaganda and interact with a larger audience, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement joined Facebook and YouTube. The...
site-intel-group-6-6-11-younus-muhammad-social-networking On May 13, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed an affidavit charging an American convert to Islam, Jesse Curtis Morton AKA Younus Abdullah Mohammed, with communicating threats to the...
site-intel-group-5-18-11-wjf-featured-discussions-may-1-15  The Ansar al-Mujahideen English-language jihadist forum serves as an important online destination for English-speaking online jihadists in the West, hosting translations of jihadist communiqués...
site-intel-group-5-6-11-jst-facebook-we-ubl SITE Intelligence Group recently documented the immensely popular and active “We Are All Usama Bin Laden” fan page on the Facebook social networking site created in response to the May 1, 2011 death of...

Social Network Jihad

update-twitter-campaign-threatens-american-embassies-civilians A Twitter-based campaign threatening retaliation against the United States for intervention in Iraq continues to accelerate, and has featured threats issued to American embassies, Arab firms employing...
social-media-campaign-to-promote-isis-goes-viral-information-and-analysis A social media campaign calling on Muslims to show their support for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS] has been exponentially gaining popularity online.
american-suicide-bomber-active-on-social-networking-site Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki" who carried out a suicide raid in Idlib, Syria on May 25, 2014, was active on social networking sites.
social-network-jihad-jihadis-try-to-undercut-state-department-twitter-outreach Jihadis active on social networking sites have responded to an online anti-jihadi campaign from the United States Department of State by embracing attempts to subvert the campaign.
british-jihadis-in-syria-use-kik-messenger-for-recruitment-transport-of-foreign-fighters Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted the kik messaging program to assist in the recruitment and transportation of fighters to the country.
social-network-jihad-english-speaking-jihadists-in-isil-promote-violence-on-rayat-al-tawheed-facebook-instagram-pages English-speaking jihadists calling themselves "Rayat Al Tawheed," and claiming an affiliation with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have opened accounts on Facebook and Instagram to...
bomber-in-embassy-attack-in-beirut-discussed-martyrdom-promoted-al-qaeda-propaganda-on-facebook Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, used a Facebook page in which he expressed his desire for martyrdom...
facebook-page-serves-as-official-facebook-outlet-for-ansar-al-islam The page “Al-Thabaat,” meaning “steadfastness” in Arabic, serves as the primary mouthpiece on Facebook for the Iraqi al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi group, Ansar al-Islam (AAI).
facebook-page-dedicated-to-hezbollah-promotes-militant-group-s-material The Facebook page “Hezbollah” is dedicated to the Lebanese militant group of the same name.
facebook-accounts-promote-designated-hamas-leader Despite inclusion on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Terrorists, Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the Deputy Head of Hamas,[1] maintains an active presence on the...
facebook-pages-promote-support-for-aq-syrian-branch One of the most prominent jihadist groups currently active on al-Qaeda affiliated online jihadist discussion forums is “Jabhat al-Nusra”, or the al-Nusra [Victory] Front, a designated terrorist group...
ttp-distributes-media-through-youtube The official media wing of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations and a jihadist group that has been aiming to export attacks from Pakistan to the United...
ttp-recruits-via-facebook Recognizing the importance of Facebook as a valuable platform for jihadist outreach, the site has long been used by jihadist terrorist groups.
jihadist-suggests-using-facebook-function-to-spread-propaganda A jihadist suggested using the "event" function of the popular social networking website Facebook to rapidly spread jihadi propaganda, saying that it is the "most effective" means of distribution.
social-network-jihad-madad-news-agency-on-facebook Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an unofficial propaganda unit for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its Ansar al-Shariah offshoot, is now present...
tunisian-salafists-on-facebook-launch-qal-salafiyyaq-magazine Tunisian Salafists created a page on the popular social networking website Facebook on which they have released a magazine called "al-Salafiyya."
social-network-jihad-the-shabaab-al-mujahideen-on-twitter https://twitter.com/#!/HSMPress An enthusiastic user of social networking sites, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement (Shabaab), has utilized the popular microblogging...
social-network-jihad-the-al-moraseloon-media-network An active participant on Facebook, and on the Shumukh al-Islam forum, a primary source for official messages from al-Qaeda, the al-Moraseloon Media Network caters both to jihadist forum members and...
site-intel-group-2-3-12-snj-aafia-siddiqui Upon learning that Aafia Siddiqui allegedly became pregnant as the result of sexual abuse in an American prison, jihadists launched a support campaign calling for her release on jihadist forums as...
site-intel-group-11-23-11-snj-jose-pimentel On November 20, 2011, a resident of New York City, Jose Pimentel, was arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and charged with plotting to make and detonate a bomb around New York...
site-intel-group-10-10-11-snj-facebook-amaf As part of a series of reports by the SITE Intelligence Group about the use of social networking websites by terrorist organizations and their supporters, comes a look at the activity of a Facebook page...
social-network-jihad-facebook-group-reacts-to-reports-of-anwar-al-awlakis-death As news circulated on September 30, 2011, that an American drone had killed radical Yemeni-American cleric and jihadist ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki, his followers quickly gravitated to social media for...
facebook-group-calls-for-targeting-pakistani-politicians A group on Facebook called the “Pakistani Student Shriyat Movement”[1] is actively distributing jihadi messages to a broad audience.
site-intel-group-6-13-11-jfm-e-jihad-center A prominent jihadist focused on the idea of cyber attacks that was raised in a recent production from al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, and organized a center for jihadists who have expertise in...
site-intel-group-6-9-11-mujahideen-e-network-fb-anger An administrator on the Mujahideen E-Network’s forum complained that the group’s page on Facebook was deleted for a third time, and encouraged forum members to “invade” the social networking...
site-intel-group-6-2-11-jfm-facebook-tips A jihadist offered tips for forum members who have Facebook pages to increase their page viewership and avoid censure in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on June 2, 2011. 
site-intel-group-5-19-11-snj-youtube-wider-audience On May 18, 2011, a new audio message from Usama bin Laden was released to Shumukh al-Islam, a password-protected al-Qaeda forum that serves as the distribution point for primary source material from...
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