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IS al-Bayan News Bulletin for May 24, 2015

IS al-Bayan News Bulletin for May 23, 2015

IS Division in Yemen Congratulates Capture of Ramadi, Pledge from Tunisia

IS’ Homs Province Releases Video on Liberating City of Sukhna

IS Claims Suicide Bombing in Shi’ite Mosque in al-Qatif, Saudi Arabia

TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Video Fundraises, Shows “Common Laborer” Discussing Torture in Pakistani Prisons

Sinai Province Threatens Revenge For “Arab Sharkas," Calls Muslims to Kill Security Forces

IS al-Bayan News Bulletin for May 21, 2015, Announcement of Tadmur Takeover

Somali IS Fighters Calls on Muslims in Somalia to Join IS in Video

Alleged IS Supporters in America Congratulate IS for Seizing al-Ramadi

Western Jihadist Forum Digest

pro-is-twitter-accounts-warn-of-call-for-attacks-on-u-k-newspaper Pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts on Twitter brought attention to a popular U.K. news publication’s reporting on Westerners’ attempts to migrate to IS, with one user calling for attacks on the...
nusra-front-fighter-demands-allied-rebel-groups-condemn-coalition-airstrikes An alleged Dutch fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, condemned what he indicated to be a lack of solidarity from allied groups in Syria regarding attacks by...
pro-is-accounts-celebrate-group-s-purported-takeover-of-tadmur Amid reports by Islamic State (IS)-linked accounts that the group had taken over the Syrian city of Tadmur, fighters and supporters of the group on Twitter celebrated the event, expressing a sense of...
is-fighters-make-and-forward-calls-for-western-attacks-donations Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters created and forwarded calls for lone wolf attacks and solicitations for donations on Twitter.
is-fighters-discuss-the-taking-of-female-slaves Alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter discussed the group’s taking of female slaves and the Islamic permissibility of doing so.
is-fighter-publishes-lauding-guide-for-life-under-is An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter published a guide to life under the group, presenting it as a potential-rich experience under a blossoming empire.
is-fighters-make-threats-for-u-k-attacks-imply-targets Two fighters with the Islamic State (IS) issued threats and implied targets for lone wolf attacks in the U.K., including various London attractions and high-profile politicians.
woman-living-under-is-prepares-incoming-women-for-hardships A woman allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) provided advice to incoming female migrants, preparing them for the “trials” that come with their lifestyle changes.
is-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-addresses-muslims-in-new-speech An audio speech attributed to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for Muslims around the world to join IS and condemned the multiple coalitions fighting against the group.
is-fighters-claim-resistance-by-local-women-to-dress-requirements-harsh-enforcement Following a purported new requirement by the Islamic State (IS) for women to cover their eyes in public, fighters and supporters of the group discussed local women’s resistance to such rules,...
is-fighters-use-hypothetical-narratives-argumentation-to-push-for-lone-wolf-attacks Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter attempted to inspire lone wolf attacks in the West through such methods as hypothetical narratives and disputing the effectiveness of peaceful protest.
is-fighter-tweets-photo-of-explosive-device-responding-user-claims-plan-for-u-k-attack An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter tweeted photos of what he presented as an explosive belt while calling for lone wolf attacks, prompting a response from another user claiming to be planning...
is-fighters-make-unsubstantiated-claim-of-bombs-on-planes-amid-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks As IS fighters continue to make calls for lone wolf attacks, the accounts of three prominent alleged IS fighters on Twitter tweeted and retweeted claims that a bomb was planted on two planes in what...
british-is-fighter-gives-advice-on-being-garrisoned-to-incoming-fighters An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter published an essay of advice for incoming fighters on being “in Ribat [garrisoned].”
is-fighters-and-supporters-call-for-attacks-on-british-police-and-mps-filipino-soldiers Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters made calls for lone wolf attacks on British police officers and Members of Parliament (MP), as well as the capturing and killing of Filipino Christians and...
nusra-front-fighter-offers-narrative-of-his-radicalization An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, published an essay detailing his radicalization, wherein he denied the process happening solely on the internet.
prominent-dutch-jihadist-claims-to-have-joined-is-addresses-rumors A prominent Dutch jihadist fighter in Syria addressed rumors surrounding his recent activity and whereabouts, while also confirming to have joined the Islamic State (IS).
is-supporters-discuss-migrating-to-suriname An IS supporter on Twitter led a discussion on migrating to the South American country of Suriname to establish a jihadist military base.
australian-is-supporter-calls-for-attacks-on-u-k-voting-locations-synagogues-amid-general-elections The Twitter account of an alleged Australian Islamic State (IS) supporter, noting the May 7, 2015 U.K. General Elections, called for jihadists in the country to carry out lone wolf attacks on voting...
jihadi-fighters-comment-on-dutch-politician-s-status-as-a-target Two alleged jihadist fighters in Syria commented on Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders’ status as a target among jihadists.
is-fighter-details-alleged-capture-and-release-by-turkish-authorities An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) detailed his purported abuse and release by the Turkish Army after allegedly getting arrested on the country’s border.
is-fighter-offers-followers-secure-procedure-for-donations An alleged Canadian Islamic State (IS) fighter called for donations to the group on Twitter, promising any such donors a “secure procedure” to do so.
british-is-fighter-calls-for-killing-of-edl-founder An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter called for the killing of Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defense League (EDL) group, after his reported pledge to host a contest for...
british-is-fighters-call-for-attacks-on-u-k-polling-stations-politicians Two alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter made direct and implied calls for attacks on U.K. polling locations and politicians, as well as other Western countries.
is-fighter-touts-provisions-by-is-as-alternative-to-western-greed An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter promoted what he claimed to be the group’s provisions of utilities and services, including gas and dental treatment.
jihadists-on-twitter-call-for-attack-on-australian-cartoonist Jihadists on Twitter have called for the killing of Larry Pickering, an Australian cartoonist who published a disparaging image of the prophet on his website in January of 2015.
is-resident-details-coordinates-possible-medical-training-with-prospect An alleged resident under the Islamic State (IS) provided information regarding the group’s medical education program, and appeared to coordinate possible future training with a prospect.
is-fighter-distributes-bomb-making-instructions-calls-for-attack-on-petrol-stations A prominent alleged fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) distributed bomb-making instructions on Twitter and called for attacks on gas stations.
is-supporters-use-baltimore-riots-as-point-of-recruitment-frame-rioters-as-us-rebels Fighters and supporters of the Islamic State (IS) on Twitter have begun exploiting riots and racial tensions in Baltimore for recruitment.
is-supporters-circulate-photos-threatening-italy-other-nations Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) on Twitter have been distributing images, most of which allegedly taken from inside Italy, threatening the country and others with lone wolf attacks.
jihadists-call-for-attacks-on-american-australian-cartoonists-for-depicting-the-prophet Jihadists on Twitter circulated calls and insinuations for attacks on cartoonists in Australia and America for past and planned depictions of the Prophet.
is-fighter-demands-lone-wolf-attacks-from-western-muslims-condemns-inactive-supporters A prominent Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter on Twitter made a lengthy and demanding call for lone wolf attacks in the West, characterizing those who have not done so as cowardly and treasonous...
is-fighters-and-supporters-encourage-stealing-to-fund-migration-prompt-debate-on-twitter Two pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter accounts encouraged Westerners to steal if necessary for migration, which turned into a debate amongst jihadists regarding the permissibility of such theft.
women-living-under-is-claim-increasing-security-measures-regarding-immigrants A blog allegedly run by women living under the Islamic State (IS) claimed that the group has grown increasingly strict regarding acceptance of incoming immigrants.
female-is-resident-shares-insight-into-career-options-status-of-prominent-recruiter An alleged female jihadist living under the Islamic State (IS) answered questions about life in IS-controlled territory and potential career options within IS on a Tumblr blog.
is-fighters-warn-prospects-on-twitter-to-avoid-online-entrapment-threaten-spies Twitter accounts of Islamic State (IS) fighters have been cautioning prospects on Twitter to beware of spying and entrapment on social media in recent weeks, while also making threats to potential...
british-is-fighter-instructs-fighters-and-supporters-to-avoid-honey-traps-advises-security-measures An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter in Syria posted a warning and series of directions on how to avoid honey pot-method spying.
alleged-married-couple-under-is-offers-private-migration-advice-on-twitter-2 Fighters and supporters of al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, condemned the Islamic State (IS) and called its fighters to leave the group following its alleged killing of al-Nusra...
is-police-duties-battles-against-fsa-detailed-in-is-fighter-s-essay An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) provided an essay containing detailed accounts of purported battles against Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces and procedures of IS’s police forces....
alleged-married-couple-under-is-offers-private-migration-advice-on-twitter Pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts on Twitter have promoted the account of an alleged male IS resident offering private advice on migration along with his wife.
pro-is-twitter-accounts-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-migration-to-yemen Two pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts on Twitter called for lone wolf attacks and migration to jihadist fronts in Yemen between April 5 and 7, 2015.
is-fighter-details-housing-situation-between-fighters-and-residents An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter published a detailed essay explaining housing situations for IS fighters and Syrian citizens.
female-is-resident-claims-sufficient-medical-treatment-education-to-female-prospects An alleged female jihadist living in the Islamic State (IS) described life in IS-controlled territory on a Tumblr blog throughout answers with inquiring readers.
british-is-fighters-offer-western-targets-methods-for-lone-wolf-attacks Between April 4 and 6 of 2015, three alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighters and recruiters called for lone wolf attacks in Western countries while providing targets and methods of attack.
wife-of-is-fighter-incites-for-domestic-attacks The wife of an alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter made an incitement for lone wolf attacks by commenting on what she implied to be inactivity of lone wolf jihadists.
pro-is-twitter-accounts-circulate-rules-of-what-not-to-post-on-social-media Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters on Twitter have begun circulating a list of rules regarding what IS-related information not to post on social media.
is-fighters-and-supporters-discuss-religious-taxes-utility-provisions-as-potential-propaganda Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters on Twitter discussed alleged taxes on Christians under the group’s rule as a point for propaganda.
is-fighters-make-lengthy-calls-for-donations-on-wordpress-twitter-accounts A Canadian Islamic State (IS) fighter issued appeals for Muslims unable to migrate to IS to make donations instead.

Jihadist News

jihadists-report-death-of-is-algeria-province-official-former-aqim-judge Jihadists reported the death of Abu Abdullah Uthman al-‘Asimi, an official in Algeria Province of the Islamic State (IS) and a former judge for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the...
is-photos-show-its-flag-raised-over-palmyra-castle-control-of-city Promoting its control over Tadmur (Palmyra) in Syria’s Homs governorate, the Islamic State (IS) published additional photos from the city, showing its flag raised atop Qalat Ibn Maʿn and weapons...
is-claims-suicide-bombings-by-two-french-fighters-in-western-haditha Furat Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq, claimed suicide bombings by two French fighters on barracks and headquarters of Shi’ite and Sunni militias.
aqap-gives-biography-of-slain-saudi-electronics-expert Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a biography of Khattab al-Najdi (AKA Fahd al-Otaibi), a Saudi electronics expert who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in August 2013.
is-continues-march-after-taking-al-ramadi-claims-seizing-area-in-al-khalidiya After taking the city of al-Ramadi, the Islamic State (IS) continues what it calls its “march to cleanse Anbar,” claiming to have seized control over the area of al-Madheeq in...
is-al-hayat-media-promotes-third-series-of-top-10-videos-from-is-provincial-divisions Al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media division of the Islamic State (IS), promoted a third series of ten video releases from the group’s provincial divisions.
jihadist-proposes-idea-for-is-supporters-to-harm-u-s-economy A jihadist proposed that as a way to harm the U.S. economy, supporters of the Islamic State (IS) distribute clips of themselves watching beheading videos, with chips from American companies in front of...
is-khorasan-province-claims-50-afghan-taliban-fighters-surrendered-to-it-in-nangarhar Khorasan Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) in the Afghan-Pakistan region, claimed that 50 Afghan Taliban fighters surrendered to it and handed over their weapons in Nangarhar.
is-homs-province-publishes-photos-from-tadmur-of-captured-airbase-prison-and-hospital  After seizing control over the Syrian city of Tadmur (Palmyra), the Homs division of the Islamic State (IS) published photos on the aftermath of the battle and showing the captured hospital,...
nusra-front-claims-coalition-airstrike-in-aleppo-killed-14-fighters The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, claimed one of their headquarters in Aleppo was bombed by coalition airstrikes, which resulted in 14 dead.
nusra-front-publishes-photos-showing-jaish-al-fath-progress-in-idlib-battle The al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front (NF), published a photo report of the attack on the al-Mastouma camp, Idlib, as part of Jaish al-Fath.
nusra-front-pictures-show-release-of-27-fighters-being-held-by-is The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published photos showing the release of 27 Islamic State soldiers being by the NF.
nusra-front-fighter-demands-allied-rebel-groups-condemn-coalition-airstrikes An alleged Dutch fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, condemned what he indicated to be a lack of solidarity from allied groups in Syria regarding attacks by...
amaq-news-reports-syrian-regime-lost-75-of-country-s-electricity-and-gas The Islamic State (IS)-linked ‘Amaq News Agency reported that IS fighters are “depriving” the Syrian regime of approximately 75% of the country’s electric and gas resources, and...
nf-states-coalition-attacks-on-its-headquarters-oppose-syrian-people-s-interests The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, issued a statement regarding coalition strikes on its headquarters in Aleppo and Idlib, considering them as support to the Bashar al-Assad regime and...
aqap-gives-biography-of-slain-explosives-trainer-former-al-qaeda-in-iraq-official Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a biography of Abu al-Laith al-Hadhrami AKA Hussam al-‘Amoodi, a former official in al-Qaeda in Iraq and an explosives trainer, who was killed in...
is-in-libya-claims-suicide-bombing-by-sudanese-fighter-at-entrance-to-harawah Barqah Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, claimed a suicide bombing by a Sudanese fighter on a gathering of “apostates” at the entrance to the city of Harawah.
is-announces-full-control-over-tadmur-and-nearby-airport-prison-2 The Homs division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria announced that its fighters have seized full control over the city of Tadmur (Palmyra) and the nearby airport and “notorious”...
is-linked-amaq-news-reports-on-is-fighters-seeking-to-control-tadmur-palmyra  ‘Amaq News Agency, a jihadi media unit linked to the Islamic State (IS), reported on fighters waging battles to take control over the city of Tadmur (Palmyra) in Syria’s Homs...
jihadist-suggests-lone-wolves-target-top-secret-locations-in-the-east-and-west A jihadist suggested that lone wolves target top secret locations in the East and West, claiming that if such places as Area 51 and the Vatican Secret Archives are hit with even one bullet, their...
jund-al-islam-urges-egyptian-muslims-to-avenge-execution-of-men-convicted-in-arab-sharkas-case Jund al-Islam, a Sinai-based jihadi group, called on Egyptian Muslims to take revenge for six men who were convicted in the “Arab Sharkas” case and hanged by Egyptian authorities on May 17,...
is-in-libya-claims-seizing-fajr-libya-camp-in-sirte-reports-ongoing-clashes  Tripoli Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, claimed seizing control over a camp of Fajr Libya and additional sites in Sirte, and published a photo report on its ongoing...
shabaab-calls-muslims-in-southeast-asia-to-act-in-support-of-rohingya-muslims The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, addressed a message to Muslims in Southeast Asia urging them to “mobilize men, money and resources” to help their...
aqap-claims-suicide-bombing-on-houthi-location-in-al-bayda-strikes-in-abyan Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed six attacks on Houthi positions in Yemen’s Abyan and al-Bayda’ governorates, including a suicide bombing followed immediately by a raid.
afghan-taliban-claims-suicide-bombing-on-justice-ministry-staff-in-kabul The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for a suicide bombing on senior and junior staff members of the Afghan Ministry of Justice in the capital, Kabul, and threatened additional attacks on similar...
nusra-front-publishes-photos-of-training-camp-graduating-class The Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published a photo report of the Idlib division’s graduating class from a training camp.
pro-is-group-in-gaza-claims-rocket-attack-on-egyptian-army-barracks-in-el-ahrash The “Supporters of the Islamic State in Jerusalem” claimed firing two 107-type rockets at Egyptian army barracks in el-Ahrash, located on what it called the “imaginary border”...

Software & Technical Materials

jihadist-creates-is-version-of-flappy-bird-game A jihadist who previously created HTML5 games promoting jihad in various battlefields including Iraq and Syria, made an Islamic State (IS) variant of the popular game “Flappy Bird”.
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

special-report-islamic-state-suicide-bombers-by-nationality-october-december-2014 As the Islamic State (IS) continues its march to expand its Caliphate into more regions of Syria and Iraq, suicide operations have been one of its most valuable weapons.SITE Intelligence Group has...
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...

Social Network Jihad

site-intel-group-3-30-15-is-twitter-application   Pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter accounts are promoting a third-party Twitter application to facilitate the distribution of IS propaganda.
charlie-hebdo-protests-and-new-cartoon-prompt-cyber-attacks-calls-for-lone-wolf-action Social media accounts belonging to jihadists, jihadist-sympathizers, and other radicals have displayed unanimous anger regarding protests for French satirical news publication Charlie Hebdo, as well as...
jihadi-security-expert-assess-risks-of-mobile-messaging-applications A jihadi security expert assessed the risks posed to Muslims and fighters by 33 mobile messaging applications, grouping them by unsafe, moderately-safe, safe, and the safest to be recommended.
is-claims-suicide-bombing-by-uyghur-fighter-in-al-fallujah “Al-Fallujah Province,” a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, claimed a suicide bombing by a Uyghur fighter at a fuel depot, targeting Iraqi soldiers.
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.
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