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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

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...
female-jihadist-details-experience-with-airstrikes A prominent female jihadist recruiter, who proclaims to be living in Syria as an Islamic State (IS) wife, posted a series of messages on Twitter on August 20, 2014 describing her experience with the...
female-jihadi-in-syria-reports-on-experience-with-airstrikes A jihadi who has been reporting on her life as a female emigrant to Syria described her experience with airstrikes in Manbij. 
female-british-jihadist-recounts-journey-from-uk-to-syria A British woman allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) gave a detailed narrative of what she claims was her journey from Britain to Syria.
canadian-jihadist-explains-sign-up-process-for-suicide-operations An alleged Canadian jihadist with the Islamic State (IS) gave a detailed description of how suicide missions are arranged in an answer on Ask.fm on August 17, 2014.
prominent-jihadist-allegedly-killed-in-iraq A prominent jihadist with the Islamic State (IS), originally fighting in Syria, has allegedly been killed after traveling to Iraq.
jamaat-ahadun-ahad-releases-video-calls-for-jihadist-unity The Jamaat Ahadun Ahad jihadist group in Syria released a video on August 14, 2014 titled, "We Announce our Acquittal from the Sedition," promoting unity amongst jihadists in Syria.
jihadist-explains-female-medic-role-as-circumstantial-encourages-immigration An alleged jihadist with the Islamic State (IS) explained the circumstantial exceptions necessary for women to aid fighters on the battlefield while encouraging them to immigrate in a series of Ask.fm...
islamic-state-supporters-promote-new-hashtag-dispute-allegations In another effort to sway the online conversation regarding Islamic State (IS) activity in Iraq, IS supporters are using a new English hashtag to challenge what they claim to be lies about the...
twitter-review-alleged-american-jihadist-donald-ray-morgan-abu-omar-al-amreeki Donald Ray Morgan, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State through his Twitter account, was arrested on August 2, 2014 by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on charges of firearm possession.
jihadist-describes-occupational-and-financial-life-in-syria A prominent jihadist recruiter answered questions to prospective jihadists regarding life and expenses under the Islamic State (IS) on Ask.fm.
jihadist-hashtag-fuels-disputes-threats A trending hashtag on Twitter has formed an aggressive body of dialogue between supporters and critics of the Islamic State (IS). The English-language hashtag, #AmessagefromISIStoUS, spiked to over...
jihadists-react-to-u-s-airstrikes-warn-of-sleeper-cell-attacks-in-west Jihadist and Islamic State (IS)-supporting Twitter accounts reacted to the announced airstrikes from the U.S. aimed at IS artillery locations Iraq. Reactions, though unified in animosity toward the U.S....
american-female-jihadist-provides-directions-to-enter-gaza-west-bank An alleged female American jihadist residing in Palestine provided specific instructions to other jihadists in entering the West Bank and Gaza on Ask.fm.
jihadist-in-syria-cites-high-number-of-western-fighters-2 A jihadist allegedly fighting in Syria described an array of nationalities among fellow fighters on Twitter on August 5, 2014.
rayat-al-tawheed-promotes-facebook-page-of-comrade-in-syria The Rayat al-Tawheed media group, a group of British Jihadi fighters affiliated with the Islamic State (IS), promoted the Facebook page of one of its members.
jihadist-offers-assistance-to-prospect-in-entering-syria A prominent British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS), Abu Qaqa Biritani, used his Ask.fm account to coordinate with an alleged recruit interested in crossing the border into...
wife-of-british-jihadi-describes-marriage-process-for-female-migrants A woman claiming to be the wife of a British jihadist fighter in Syria described life as a female emigrant in Syria, focusing particularly on the marriage process and what life is like for settled...
jihadis-support-killing-tourists-in-kenya-share-image-of-slain-woman Jihadi supporters welcomed a picture of a tourist who was shot dead in Mombassa, Kenya and expressed support for targeting Western vacationers as a punishment for the policies of their home...
jihadi-seeks-ruling-to-kill-jews-in-us-proposes-attack-on-president A jihadi who has claimed to be a former jihadi fighting in Syria who has returned to his home country proposed that jihadis seek to undermine their home countries in the West, and speculated about the...
canadian-fighter-reports-on-german-jihadi-s-return-from-battle An individual claiming to a Canadian fighting in Syria shared a series of three pictures showing the German rapper turned Islamic State jihadist Denis Cuspert reportedly returning to Raqqah from...
jihadi-reports-using-canadian-made-equipment A jihadi claiming to be an Islamic State fighter of Canadian origin shared an image purporting to show Canadian-made night vision goggles that comprise part of his equipment.
jihadi-forum-members-hope-for-coalition-against-islamic-state Jihadi forum members outlined their desire for Syrian jihadi groups to form a coalition against the Islamic State, lead by the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front.
jihadis-urge-islamic-state-to-gaza-action Members of an English-language jihadi forum debate whether and how the Islamic State should become involved in Gaza.
british-emigrant-to-syria-incites-lone-wolf-attacks-in-west A female jihadi who claims to have left the United Kingdom to live in ISIS-controlled territories called for Muslims to carry out jihadi attacks around the world.
advice-for-transit-to-syria-instruction-to-support-jihad-shared Alleged Western jihadi fighters in Syria continue to provide information and facilitation to prospective fighters through online question aggregation sites.
prominent-british-fighter-signals-value-of-twitter-to-isis A high profile British fighter in Syria affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS] has re-established an account on the Twitter social networking site to promote ISIS.
twitter-campaign-threatens-reprisals-for-us-involvement-in-iraq In an effort to deter American involvement in Iraq, jihadi supporters created a Twitter hashtag campaign featuring messages urging Americans not to support intervention and threatening...
jihadis-predict-uk-attacks-for-iraq-intervention-note-kerry-in-iraq Predicting that the United Kingdom may participate in military operations in Iraq in response to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's offensive, jihadi supporters predicted attacks in London.

Jihadist News

al-nusra-front-publishes-photo-set-showing-destruction-of-confiscated-drugs-in-qalamoun The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, posted a photo set documenting the group’s members destroying a stash of drugs confiscated in a warehouse in Qalamoun.
ttp-explains-that-spokesman-who-pledged-to-is-is-no-longer-part-of-group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) explained that Abu Omar Maqbul, who served as its spokesman and was given the name “Shahidullah Shahid,” and who had pledged to the Islamic State (IS), has been removed...
aqap-claims-suicide-bombing-in-al-bayda-attacks-in-abyan-shabwa Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding dozens of Shi’ite Houthis in a suicide bombing in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and also claimed bombing and shooting Yemeni...
al-nusra-front-publishes-photos-group-preaching-to-villagers-in-idlib The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, released a series of pictures on October 15, 2014 documenting a speech and gathering held by Abu Husain and the NF to the children and adults of...
aqap-expresses-support-for-fighters-in-coalition-strikes-calls-to-attack-america  Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) expressed support for fighters in Iraq and Syria amidst strikes by the U.S.-led coalition, and called for attacks on America economically, militarily, and...
ajnad-misr-soldiers-of-egypt-denies-responsibility-for-bombing-near-high-court-in-cairo The jihadi group Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) denied reports that it claimed credit for the explosion near the High Court of Justice in central Cairo.
radical-jordanian-cleric-omar-mahdi-zeidan-reportedly-joins-is Jihadists have reported that radical Jordanian cleric Abu Mundhir Omar Mahdi Zeidan, the brother of slain al-Qaeda member Mahmoud Mahdi Zeidan (AKA Mansour al-Shami), traveled to and joined the Islamic...
is-claims-triple-car-bombing-in-baghdad-s-al-dolai-neighborhood The Baghdad provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens of Shi’ite militia elements in a triple car bombing in Baghdad’s al-Dolai neighborhood.
aqap-claims-waging-nine-hour-raid-in-ibb-killing-houthi-colonel-in-sana-a Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed waging a near-nine hour raid in the city of al-‘Adeen in Yemen’s Ibb governorate in order to thwart an alleged Houthi scheme to control it, and killing a...
al-nusra-front-publishes-picture-set-of-attack-in-damascus The al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released a set of pictures of an attack against the Syrian Army in Damascus, Syria on October 13 and 14, 2014.
afghan-taliban-remarks-on-cargo-planes-bought-by-u-s-for-afghan-force-being-sold-for-scrap-metal Pointing to reports that the U.S. destroyed cargo airplanes it bought for the Afghan Air Force for $486 million and sold as scrap metal for $32,000, the Afghan Taliban urged the Afghan government to...
is-publishes-photo-report-on-base-abandoned-by-iraqis-near-albu-eitha The Anbar provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on a base abandoned by an Iraqi army battalion near the area of Albu Eitha, and fighters blowing it up after taking war...
brigades-of-abdullah-azzam-official-urges-lebanese-in-tripoli-to-fight-hezbollah-not-army Sirajuddin Zurayqat, an official in the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam, urged Lebanese youths in Tripoli to fight Hezbollah and not the army, claiming that Hezbollah is the “head” and they should not occupy...
aqap-gives-biography-of-slain-saudi-fighter-muhammad-salem-bin-ghazi Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) gave a biography of a slain Saudi fighter it identified as Muhammad Salem bin Ghazi (AKA Mahmoud al-Hadhrami).
aqap-gives-detailed-report-on-large-scale-raid-in-al-bayda-war-spoils Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a detailed report on its large-scale, multi-target raid in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate on October 7, 2014, including a description of the many war...
aqap-claims-attacks-on-soldiers-houthi-official-people-s-committees-commander-in-abyan-hadramawt-shabwa Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed attacks on Yemeni soldiers, a commander in the People’s Committees, and a Houthi official in Abyan, Hadramawt, and Shabwa governorates of Yemen.
al-nusra-front-publishes-photo-report-on-battle-in-aleppo-syria The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published a series of tweets and pictures on October 13, 2014 discussing a battle against the Syrian Army in the Handarat province of Aleppo,...
jihadists-on-twitter-celebrate-death-of-american-in-saudi-arabia-threaten-more-attacks On October 14, 2014, one American was killed and one was wounded in a shooting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following the shooting, jihadi Twitter users responded by rejoicing the death and justifying the...
is-claims-killing-and-wounding-dozens-in-suicide-bombings-in-sadr-city-al-kadhimiya The Baghdad provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens in suicide bombings in Sadr City and al-Kadhimiya on October 13, 2014. First, in a communique distributed on...
aqap-claims-bomb-blast-on-yemeni-military-patrol-in-hadramawt Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed wounding a number of Yemeni soldiers in a bomb blast on their patrol in Yemen’s Hadramawt governorate.
aqap-claims-killing-wounding-43-yemeni-soldiers-and-an-officer-in-hadramawt Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and injuring a total of 43 soldiers and a colonel in the Yemeni Political Security service in three attacks in Yemen’s Hadramawt...
is-reports-on-capturing-heet-training-camp-in-anbar The Anbar provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) issued a communique reporting on its capture of the Heet training camp and adjacent barracks in the province.
is-publishes-photo-report-on-attack-by-indonesian-suicide-bomber-at-speicher-base The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on a suicide bombing by an Indonesian fighter at Speicher airbase.
junood-al-fida-claims-capturing-registan-district-of-kandahar The Afghanistan-based “Junood al-Fida,” a Balochi group purporting to be part of the Afghan Taliban, claimed capturing Registan district of Kandahar province.
afghan-taliban-claims-hitting-10-u-s-troops-in-suicide-bombing-in-kabul-killing-45-afghans-in-balkh The Afghan Taliban claimed hitting at least ten U.S. troops in a suicide bombing in Kabul, and killing 45 Afghan policemen and military personnel in a suicide attack by two fighters in Balkh...
american-is-fighter-reportedly-killed-in-battles-in-kobani Jihadists have reported that an American fighter in the Islamic State (IS), Abu Muhammad al-Amriki, was killed during battles for the town of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), near the Syria-Turkey border.
is-supporters-congratulate-austrian-jihadist-mohamed-mahmoud-for-marriage-in-ar-raqqah Austrian jihadist Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), who was recently imprisoned in Turkey, has reportedly married female jihadist Ahlam al-Nasser in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.

Software & Technical Materials

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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