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Al-Masada Media Publishes Biography of Imprisoned Militant Leader

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{Image: Hisham Ali al-Su’aydani AKA Abu al-Walid al-Maqdisi}

Al-Masada Media Foundation, a jihadist media group affiliated with the Shumukh al-Islam forum, released a biography of Hisham Ali al-Su’aydani AKA Abu al-Walid al-Maqdisi, the leader of a Gaza-based militant group, Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem. 

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Western Jihadist Forum Digest

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-disregards-call-for-is-aq-unity-in-syria-criticizes-is A user on an English-language jihadist forum provided a scathing rebuttal to a recent call by Omar Khaled al-Khorasani, an official in Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar, for...
is-fighter-calls-for-attacks-on-canada An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) called for attacks on Canada on Twitter.
jihadis-name-journalists-aid-workers-accused-of-helping-intel Supporters of the Islamic State identified Twitter usernames of aid workers and journalists whom they accuse of transmitting information about the jihadi group.
alleged-american-member-of-nusra-front-claims-surviving-airstrike A Twitter user claiming to be an American fighting with the al-Nusra Front in Syria reported on an American airstrike at his location, affirming his survival and castigating the United States for their...
dutch-al-nusra-front-fighter-reacts-to-netherlands-revoking-his-passport A Dutch jihadist and member of al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, reacted to the Netherlands revoking his passport by publishing a diatribe against the Western concepts of capitalism and...
forum-members-encourage-operational-security-when-planning-domestic-attacks Users on a prominent English-language jihadist forum have encouraged readers to increase their operational security when planning attacks in western countries.
rayat-al-tawheed-urges-attacks-on-us-soil In the aftermath of the airstrikes launched by the US and other Arab countries, Rayat al-Tawheed, a jihadist media group made up of western foreign fighters in Syria, urged Muslims from different groups...
prominent-jihadist-recruitment-group-counters-arguments-against-syrian-jihad-2 A prominent jihadist media group posted a lengthy response on Ask.fm regarding the Islamic permissibility of fighting in Syria.
pro-is-media-group-discusses-fighters-opting-to-leave-for-home The Ask.fm account of a prominent jihadist media group provided insights to the Islamic State's (IS) rules on its fighters leaving to go back home.
jihadists-weigh-legitimacy-safety-of-vk-social-media-platform Conversations regarding the Islamic State's (IS) migration of official accounts to a Russian social media platform called VK arose in a prominent English-language jihadist forum.
jihadist-on-twitter-discuss-is-kidnapping-of-david-cawthorne-haines Following the SITE Intelligence Group’s early release of the Islamic State (IS) video in which Steven Sotloff was beheaded and the executioner warned that a Briton, David Cawthorne Haines, was next,...
forum-member-suggests-recruiting-is-sympathetic-weapons-engineers A member of a prominent English-language jihadist forum discussed recruiting weapons engineers for the Islamic State (IS) on August 26-27, 2014.
forum-member-suggests-tactics-for-handling-airstrikes A member of a prominent English-language jihadist forum provided guidance to Islamic State (IS) fighters targeted by US airstrikes.
junud-ash-sham-establishes-english-german-twitter-pages Junud Ash Sham, a jihadist group fighting in Syria, has established official English and German-language Twitter accounts containing mirrored content.
forum-user-gives-tutorial-for-anonymous-web-browsing-on-android-phones A user on a prominent English-language jihadist forum posted a tutorial for installing apps onto Android mobile devices that would enable the use of Tor, a web browser that offers online anonymity....
is-supporters-threaten-us-with-new-hashtag Islamic State (IS) supporters are using captured American journalist Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to behead upon further intervention from the US, as a threat toward the US using a new...

Jihadist News

is-fighter-from-britain-who-appeared-in-eid-greetings-video-reportedly-killed-in-kobani Jihadists have reported that Abu Abdullah al-Habashi, an Islamic State (IS) fighter from Britain who appeared in the group's "Eid Greetings from the Land of Khilafah" video, was killed in Kobani.
shabaab-claims-mandera-bus-attack-as-response-to-kenyan-acts-against-muslims-in-mombasa The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the killing of 28 non-Muslims on a bus in Mandera near the Kenya-Somalia border, declaring the strike to be a response to attacks by Kenyan forces...
aqap-condemnation-of-is-reinvigorates-feud-among-jihadists-on-social-media The release of a statement by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Shariah official Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari, wherein he condemns the Islamic State (IS) Caliphate as illegitimate and divisive,...
aqap-claims-detonating-explosive-planted-in-tv-on-houthi-activist-other-strikes-on-houthis Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed attacks on Houthi activists and fighters in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Dhamar governorates, including the detonation of an explosive planted inside a...
jordanian-jihadist-pledges-to-is-brandishes-cleaver-to-cut-off-the-heads-of-the-apostates A jihadist posted a video of a Jordanian pledging allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and brandishing a cleaver while saying “we long to cut off the heads of the...
al-nusra-front-claims-two-car-bomb-attacks-in-damascus The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published a message claiming to have detonated two car bombs in Damascus, one killing a general and one in at a police station in al-Amara.
ttp-jamat-ul-ahrar-mourns-death-of-aqis-officials-in-u-s-raid The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar mourned the death of two officials from al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in a U.S. raid.
is-claims-liberating-pablan-village-in-iraq-s-diyala-province The Diyala provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed “liberating” Pablan village in Muqdadiyah, and killing and wounding dozens of Iraqi forces and Shi’ite militia elements.
aqap-official-qasm-al-rimi-speaks-on-american-houthi-alliance-in-yemen Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Qasm al-Rimi (AKA Abu Hureira al-Sana’ani) spoke on an alleged American-Houthi alliance in Yemen, and urged Sunnis to join it in waging fierce attacks...
aqap-rebukes-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-rejects-is-caliphate Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), through one of its top Shariah officials, Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari, rebuked Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and rejected his...
al-nusra-front-publishes-photos-showing-attack-in-quneitra The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, posted pictures showing the group’s battle in Quneitra, Syria.
ajnad-misr-soldiers-of-egypt-claims-bombing-near-helwan-university The jihadi group Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed credit for the bombing at a police post near Helwan University in Cairo, and declared that administrative services at universities, and private...
is-claims-killing-wounding-58-in-suicide-bombing-at-erbil-governorate-building The Kirkuk provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding more than 58 “apostates” in a suicide bombing at the Erbil governorate building.
afghan-taliban-claims-suicide-raid-on-heavily-guarded-foreign-base-in-kabul The Afghan Taliban claimed striking foreigners in a four-man suicide raid on “Green Village,” which it described as the “most heavily-guarded base of the US-Nato cowardly forces,” in the capital,...
aqis-spokesman-announces-death-of-two-officials-one-of-whom-owned-house-where-khalid-sheikh-muhammad-was-captured Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, announced that two group officials were killed in a U.S. raid on the Afghan border, one of whom owned the house where Khalid Sheikh...
jihadist-says-leader-of-pakistani-jihadi-group-jundallah-pledged-to-is A jihadist who claims having a link to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), reported that the leader of Jundallah, a Pakistani jihadi group, pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr...
afghan-taliban-claims-collapsing-four-buildings-in-zabul-suicide-bombing-killing-and-wounding-nearly-120 The Afghan Taliban claimed that a suicide bombing in Zabul province of southeastern Afghanistan resulted in the collapse of four important buildings and the killing and wounding of nearly 120 people...
jihadist-sees-is-currency-as-leading-to-decline-of-u-s-dollar A jihadist argued that the Islamic State (IS) minting a currency of gold and silver will raise the value of these metals at the global level and cause the decline of paper currencies such as the U.S....
al-nusra-front-publishes-photos-of-fighters-in-handarat-aleppo The al-Qaeda branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front (NF), published photos showing its fighters in the Handarat region of Aleppo, Syria.
pro-is-amaq-news-agency-reports-on-is-repelling-ypg-advance-in-kobani-shows-dead-elements-in-video The pro-Islamic State (IS) media group ‘Amaq News Agency reported that IS fighters repelled an attempted advance by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the north of Kobani, and provided a video...
afghan-taliban-claims-killing-10-in-suicide-bombing-and-raid-in-kabul The Afghan Taliban claimed killing more than 10 NATO-led ISAF troops and Afghan soldiers in a suicide bombing followed by a suicide raid on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
aqap-claims-bombing-houses-of-houthi-leaders-in-dhamar-attacks-on-vehicles-of-houthis-yemeni-soldiers Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombings on Shi’ite Houthis and Yemeni soldiers, including strikes targeting houses of two Houthi leaders, in Yemen’s al-Bayda’, Dhamar, and Hadramawt...
is-photo-report-shows-fighters-in-tripoli-province-of-libya The newly-established provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for Tripoli, Libya, published a photo report showing the “lions of the Caliphate”.
ttp-jamat-ul-ahrar-threatens-chinese-economic-interests-in-9th-issue-of-magazine The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar threatened Chinese economic interests due to the government’s reported persecution of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province, and its assistance...
al-nusra-front-publishes-pictures-of-activities-islamic-office-in-idlib The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published photos and messages describing the group’s activities in Idlib, including a blockade on the city following an arrest by the Syrian army...
is-claims-repelling-iraqi-military-advance-in-two-towns-in-diyala The Diyala provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed repelling a large Iraqi military advance allegedly led by American generals and with “Crusader” air cover, on two towns, al-Sa’adiyah and...
al-nusra-front-publishes-video-showing-battle-in-daraa The al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published a video showing the group fighting in Daraa.

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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