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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

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.
is-fighter-s-essays-make-plea-for-muslim-doctors-highlight-other-job-opportunities Jihadists on Twitter have been circulating two essays written by an alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter urging Muslim doctors to join the group and highlighting other job opportunities for...
american-is-fighter-calls-for-donations-lone-wolf-attacks-in-western-countries An alleged American fighter with the Islamic State (IS) called for donations and lone wolf attacks in the West on Twitter, with one message alleging another’s plan to perform such an attack.
jihadists-circulate-guide-to-recover-from-twitter-suspensions Jihadists have begun circulating a manual on Twitter providing instructions on how to recover followers after being suspended.
british-is-fighter-calls-for-attacks-on-counter-extremism-group An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter encouraged Muslims to carry out lone-wolf attacks on the Quilliam Foundation, a UK-based counter-extremism group.
is-fighters-and-supporters-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-suggest-methods Various accounts of Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters called on Muslims to perform lone wolf attacks within their own countries in recent days, some suggesting methods to do so.
is-supporters-circulate-essay-by-fighter-refuting-reports-that-group-kills-innocent-civilians Jihadist accounts on Twitter have been circulating an essay by an alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter defected from al-Nusra Front arguing against reports of IS killing innocent civilians under its...
is-supporter-claims-prospects-don-t-need-verification-to-join-group The Twitter account of an Islamic State (IS) supporter assured prospective recruits on Twitter that they would not need verification to enter the group in its controlled areas.
fighters-discuss-fear-of-loud-sudden-noises-following-traumatic-experiences Alleged jihadi fighters on Twitter claimed to have developed anxiety triggered by loud and sudden noises after traumatic experiences.
alleged-is-fighter-encourages-lone-wolves-to-poison-neighbors An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) called for lone wolf attacks by Muslims and suggested methods to do so, including poisoning one’s neighbors.
british-is-fighter-incites-for-attacks-against-uk-home-secretary-politicians The account of an alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter called upon Muslims in the United Kingdom to kill British Home Secretary Theresa May.
pro-is-twitter-accounts-make-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-funding-of-migrant-jihadists The accounts of an Islamic State (IS) supporter and alleged resident on Twitter called for lone wolf attacks in unconnected messages.
is-fighter-writes-essay-explaining-defection-from-nusra-front-prompts-rebuttal-from-former-is-fighter An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter circulated a post detailing reasons why he decided to leave al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, al-Nusra Front.
jihadist-document-advises-proper-conduct-to-migrant-fighters-embrace-of-non-jihadist-groups Pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) accounts on Twitter began circulating a document containing a series of suggestions to jihadist fighters—particularly migrants.
jaish-al-islam-video-shows-ali-bin-abi-talib-training-camp-2 Syrian Islamist rebel group Jaish al-Islam released a video of “Ali Bin Abi Talib Training Camp,” showing fighters undergoing physical, tactical, and weapons training.
british-is-supporter-assures-equal-reward-for-jailed-jihadi-migrants-instructs-against-paying-taxes A prominent British Islamic State (IS) supporter detailed what he claimed to be the Islamic permissibility, requirements, and rewards for Muslims in prison; and claimed that Muslims should avoid paying...
is-fighters-and-supporters-welcome-boko-haram-pledge-tout-international-network Twitter accounts of Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters offered welcoming messages to the Nigeria-based jihadist group Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad (AKA Boko Haram) after its...
forum-member-proposes-is-supporters-better-engage-in-media-war-offers-detailed-suggestions A member of a prominent English-language jihadist forum proposed that Islamic State (IS) supporters better engage in the “media war” by utilizing various communication channels, including...
pro-is-accounts-circulate-marriage-facts-detailing-procedures-and-rituals-under-group Pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts on Twitter have begun circulating a document of “marriage facts” regarding weddings under the group.
nusra-front-fighter-implies-discord-in-aleppo-solicits-fighters-to-relocate-with-him-to-qalamoun An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate group in Syria, discussed his frustration with what he implied to be discord among forces in Aleppo, and solicited other fighters...
jihadists-in-syria-allege-is-defection-process-to-be-brain-washing-camp Alleged jihadi fighters in Syria discussed their companions’ accounts of the Islamic State’s (IS) required procedures for those defecting to the group, characterizing them as part of a...
is-medical-doctor-touts-completion-of-alleged-medical-college-examinations An alleged “Muhajir Medical Doctor” living in the Islamic State (IS) told followers on Twitter that registration examinations for the purported IS Medical College in ar-Raqqa had been...
nusra-front-fighter-forwards-alleged-is-fighter-s-claims-of-instability-within-is An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, posted a message on Twitter claiming there to be instability within the Islamic State (IS) in ar-Raqqa, citing a purported...
fighters-and-supporters-living-under-is-discuss-presence-of-slaves Fighters and supporters of the Islamic State (IS) discussed the alleged presence of slaves under IS rule.
is-fighters-and-supporters-persist-with-threats-to-conquer-rome Fighters and supporters of the Islamic State (IS) on Twitter have persisted with a hashtag threatening Italy.
british-is-fighter-calls-for-beheadings-of-soldiers-in-uk-claims-being-radicalized-by-media The account of an alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter called for the beheading of British soldiers in wake of the conviction of Brustholm Ziamani, a British teenager, for plotting to kill a...
nusra-front-fighter-comments-on-polygamy-under-group-is-immolation-of-kasasibah An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, described sentiments in Syria regarding polygamy under the group and also commented on the Islamic State’s (IS) burning...
newly-arrived-south-african-is-fighter-offers-help-with-migration An alleged South African jihadist who claimed to have recently arrived to the Islamic State (IS)-controlled territory offered assistance in joining the group.
is-beheading-of-egyptians-in-libya-invokes-mixed-reactions-from-jihadist-community Reactions to “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross,” an Islamic State (IS) video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya, appear mixed across the online...
nusra-front-fighter-cautions-western-muslims-of-hostility-from-westerners Following the February 10, 2015 Chapel Hill, NC attacks, an alleged Dutch fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, warned Western Muslims of increasing hostility from...
jihadists-claim-media-double-standard-in-chapel-hill-shooting-call-for-migration-and-retaliation After the shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC, jihadists expressed outrage on Twitter over what they stated to be a lack of Western media coverage, while others called for...

Jihadist News

is-al-bayan-news-bulletin-for-april-25-2015 The Islamic State (IS) released the English edition of its al-Bayan news bulletin for April 25, 2015, giving highlights from the missing April 24th bulletin, and reporting on its attacks in Iraq, Libya,...
is-claims-suicide-bombings-by-belgian-french-and-senegalese-fighters-at-trebil-border-crossing-in-anbar The Anbar division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed suicide bombings by Belgian, French, and Senegalese fighters targeting Iraqi forces at the Trebil border crossing.
nusra-front-publishes-photo-report-of-battle-in-lattakia The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, posted a series of photos of the group’s battle in Jisr Sughoor, Lattakia.
is-sinai-province-reports-24-attacks-between-march-24-april-18 Sinai Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, published a report on its operations between March 24 and April 18, 2015, claiming 24, including the...
aqis-spokesman-gives-biography-of-deputy-leader-ahmed-farouq In his audio announcement of the deaths of Ustadh (Professor) Ahmed Farouq and Qari ‘Imran in separate U.S. drone strikes, al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) spokesman Usama Mahmoud gave a...
balochistan-based-ansar-al-furqan-announces-death-of-leader Ansar al-Furqan, a Balochistan-based Sunni jihadi group, announced that its leader and two other fighters were killed a clash with Iranian forces.
aqim-defends-against-accusation-of-pro-is-al-battar-media-foundation Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) defended itself against an accusation levied by a writer for the pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation that it assisted the “pagan...
alleged-is-supporting-group-in-tunisia-claims-attack-in-jebel-salloum An alleged Tunisia-based, Islamic State (IS)-supporting group calling itself “Ajnad al-Khilafah in Africa,” claimed an attack on Tunisian army units in Jebel Salloum in Kasserine...
newly-announced-is-division-in-yemen-claims-killing-5-houthis-in-ibb “Green Brigade (Al-Liwa’ Al-Akhder) Province,” a newly-announced division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, claimed killing 5 Houthis in Yarim district of Ibb governorate.
aqap-offers-condolences-for-slain-aqis-officials-ahmad-farooq-qari-imran Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) offered its condolences for Ustadh Ahmad Farooq and Qari ‘Iman, two officials in al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) who were killed in U.S....
nusra-front-publishes-photo-report-of-attack-on-al-qarmeed-camp-in-idlib The al-Qaeda branch in Syria, the Nusra Front (NF), published a series of photos displaying an attack on the al-Qarmeed camp in Idlib.
is-claims-shooting-down-helicopter-in-anbar-killing-and-injuring-50-iraqi-federal-police-in-salah-al-din The Anbar division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed shooting down a helicopter while repelling aircraft of the “Crusader-Safavid coalition” in Anbar, and killing and wounding nearly...
nusra-front-releases-photos-of-battle-in-daraa-with-syrian-iranian-forces The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, reported of an attack on Syrian regime at Busra al-Hareer in Daraa, and provided photos of the battle and its aftermath.
aqim-gives-eulogy-for-slain-iec-leader-ali-abu-muhammad-al-dagestani Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) gave a eulogy for Ali Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani, the leader of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus), who was killed in a clash with Russian forces in...
al-hayat-media-center-promotes-10-selected-videos-from-is-provincial-divisions Al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media division of the Islamic State (IS), promoted ten recent video releases from the group’s provincial divisions in Iraq and Syria, calling them the...
aqap-claims-attacking-houthi-fighters-yemeni-general-security-in-al-bayda-and-taiz Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed three attacks on Houthis in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ and Taiz governorates, and bombing the General Security administration in...
afghan-taliban-announces-start-of-new-spring-campaign-azm The leadership council of the Afghan Taliban announced the start date of its new spring campaign dubbed “Azm” (Resolve) and identified foreign forces to be among the primary targets,...
is-west-africa-province-publishes-photos-of-fighters “West Africa Province” of the Islamic State (IS) published nine photos of its fighters including slain members of its media unit.
afghan-taliban-acknowledges-its-fighters-beheading-soldiers-in-badakhshan The Afghan Taliban acknowledged that some of its fighters beheaded several Afghan soldiers in Badakhshan province, but noted that they acted on their own, out of revenge for soldiers mutilating the...
australian-fighter-calls-for-attacks-in-australia-in-is-video The Islamic State (IS) released a video profiling an Australian fighter, “Abu Khaled al-Cambodi,” who provided an account of how he entered Islam and called for lone wolf attacks in...
nusra-front-claims-over-70-dead-in-two-man-suicide-attack-in-ariha The Idlib division of al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, claimed killing over 70 from among Hezbollah fighters and pro-regime gang members in a two-man suicide attack in the city of...
is-publishes-photo-report-on-executing-11-popular-mobilization-members-in-salah-al-din The Salah al-Din division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq published a photo report on its executing 11 members of the Popular Mobilization units, after marching them into an empty field.
children-incite-for-jihad-in-front-of-audience-of-young-boys-in-is-video Three children dressed as fighters and part of the “preaching caravan of the cubs of the Caliphate,” incited for jihad in front of an audience of young boys in a video released by the...
jihadist-presents-story-of-australian-is-suicide-bomber-jake-bilardi A jihadist presented information about the background of Australian fighter Jake Bilardi (AKA Abu Abdullah al-Australi, Abdul Raheem), who carried out a suicide bombing under the banner of the Islamic...
afghan-taliban-claims-killing-23-wounding-30-in-four-man-suicide-raid-in-helmand The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 23 Afghan “commandoes” and police and wounding 30 in a four-man suicide raid in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand.
dagestan-division-of-iec-issues-statement-on-death-of-iec-leader-abu-muhammad-al-dagestani Ali Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani The Dagestan division of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC) issued a statement on the death of the group’s leader, Ali Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani, and his wife...
dagestan-division-of-iec-announces-death-of-iec-leader-abu-muhammad-al-dagestani The Dagestan division of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC) announced that the group’s leader, Ali Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani, was killed.

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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