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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-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...
is-fighters-encourage-killing-stealing-to-fund-migration Two alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters encouraged stealing and violence to fund migration to the group, with one user claiming to know a fighter that had killed and robbed before joining.
jihadists-on-forum-social-media-condemn-immolation-of-mu-adh-al-kasasibah Jihadist fighters and supporters on both Twitter and a prominent English-language jihadist forum commented on the Islamic State’s (IS) burning alive of Jordanian pilot Mu’adh...
is-fighter-forwards-lengthy-guides-for-jihadist-migration An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter on Twitter forwarded a series of lengthy guides regarding migration to live under the group, laying out suggestions for packing, handling interrogations in Turkish...
is-recruiter-posts-job-listing-for-english-teachers-in-ar-raqqa An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter posted a purported job listing for English teachers in ar-Raqqa.
is-fighter-claims-to-have-known-michael-adebolajo-calls-for-his-release-via-prisoner-exchange An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter claimed to have known Michael Adebolajo, the lone wolf jihadist who killed British soldier Lee Rigby in May 2013, and called for a prisoner exchange for him...
nusra-front-fighters-and-supporters-discuss-group-s-media-operation-welcome-assistance Fighters and supporters of al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, discussed possible improvements for the group’s media operation, with one alleged fighter openly soliciting advice...
british-is-fighter-assures-turkish-border-to-be-passable-encourages-taking-bank-loans-to-finance-trip An alleged British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) assured followers on Ask.fm that the border from Turkey to Syria is still traversable, and suggested taking loans out of a bank as a...
is-fighter-and-recruiter-claims-peruvian-and-chilean-fighters-among-ranks An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter claimed that the group holds Peruvian and Chilean fighters in its ranks.
nusra-front-fighter-claims-defectors-to-group-following-reported-victory-over-harakat-hazm-baseAn alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, claimed defectors from U.S.-backed rebel group Harakat Hazm following reported fighting with the group.
nusra-front-fighter-solicits-media-specialists-explains-difficulty-for-westerners-seeking-marriage An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, solicited media specialists and explained the supposed difficulty Westerner fighters experience when trying to get...
irish-british-twitter-users-call-for-retaliation-for-sales-of-charlie-hebdo-magazine-in-ireland Two Twitter users, one an alleged Irish citizen and the other an alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter, called for retaliation for Ireland’s sale of Charlie Hebdo magazine issues and coming...
female-jihadist-encourages-servitude-from-wives-promises-equal-reward-as-martyrs An alleged female jihadist living under the Islamic State (IS) encouraged servitude-based roles of fighters’ wives and promised potentially equal spiritual reward as their husbands.
british-is-fighter-echoes-is-spokesman-s-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-proposes-targets An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) echoed IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani’s January 26, 2015 speech entitled, “Say, ‘Die in Your Rage!’,”...
is-fighter-encourages-lone-wolf-attacks-against-police-officers-soldiers-in-arab-countries An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter encouraged lone wolf jihad to a user implying hesitance in performing such attacks.
female-jihadist-claims-public-services-and-charity-under-is An alleged female emigrant jihadist living in Raqqa under the Islamic State (IS) claimed a vast array of public and charitable services provided by the group.
is-fighter-encourages-jihadists-to-join-fight-in-yemen An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) encouraged jihadist migration to Yemen amid the country’s current turmoil.
shabaab-fighter-claims-decrease-in-migrant-fighters-amid-syrian-conflict-prioritizes-syrian-jihad An alleged American with the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed a decrease in incoming migrant fighters in wake of the Syrian conflict and encouraged fighters to...
british-is-fighter-shares-alleged-details-pictures-of-migration-to-syria The Twitter account of an alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter provided details and pictures of what he claimed to be his migration to Syria.
is-fighter-solicits-incoming-english-french-speaking-fighters-to-join-westerner-comprised-battalion An alleged British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) solicited English and French-speaking jihadists entering Syria to join a battalion of soldiers speaking the same languages.
jihadists-react-to-is-video-of-japanese-hostages Twitter accounts of jihadist fighters and supporters have celebrated the Islamic State’s (IS) January 20, 2015 video release showing two Japanese hostages and the demand of $200 million to the...
jihadists-claim-that-prominent-dutch-jihadist-has-joined-islamic-state Jihadists on Twitter have begun claiming that prominent Dutch jihadist “Israfil Yilmaz,” who has previously made numerous claims of not belonging to any particular group, has joined the...
is-recruiter-prioritizes-jihad-in-syria-over-somalia An alleged British fighter and prominent Islamic State (IS) recruiter answered a question regarding migration to Somalia by encouraging jihadists to travel to Syria instead.
is-fighter-explains-migration-process-to-syria-from-turkey-indicates-assistance-from-border-guards An Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter provided insights into the process of entering Syria from Turkey and indicated ongoing assistance from Turkish border guards.
is-fighter-purports-past-crimes-of-himself-and-ttp-jamat-ul-ahrar-member-makes-implied-call-for-attacks An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter boasted alleged crimes of himself and a former Pakistani Army doctor before fleeing the U.K., and also made an implied call for lone wolf attacks...
jihadists-fear-sedition-in-their-areas-caused-by-the-islamic-state Jihadist supporters expressed fear of sedition among different groups in their areas in wake of a recently-released video showing Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Abu Omar Maqbul announcing...
taliban-supporter-makes-call-for-attack-on-military-schools A Taliban-supporting account on Twitter called for another attack on military schools in wake of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) December 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar,...
wife-of-jihadist-fighter-advises-female-prospects-what-to-expect-when-married-to-a-fighter The alleged wife of a jihadist fighter in Syria provided a detailed array of insights on Twitter regarding the roles and demands of jihadists’ wives.
jihadists-discuss-methods-of-planting-computer-viruses-in-wake-of-cybercaliphate-attack-on-centcom Jihadist-supporting accounts on Twitter shared a conversation on methods of attacking government computer networks following one user’s call for another cyber-attack from the...
al-nusra-front-fighter-claims-comradery-with-is-fighters-suggests-methods-of-funding-migration-to-syria An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front in Syria claimed good relations between some fighters from his group and those with the Islamic State (IS), while also providing suggestions on how to fund...
nusra-front-fighter-insists-women-contribute-to-jihad-financially An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front answered a question regarding female duty in jihad, and insisted that women contribute to jihadist causes financially.
online-jihadist-community-scorns-moderate-muslims-following-charlie-hebdo-attack Following the January 7, 2015 attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, the online jihadist community has begun to counter statements of condemnation from Muslims.
is-fighter-encourages-lone-wolf-attacks-claims-method-for-fighters-to-send-money-to-families An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter on Ask.fm encouraged a random user’s claim of ease in performing lone wolf attacks, and claimed that fighters with IS are able to send money...
umbrella-jihadist-media-group-calls-for-hackers-programmers-to-support-is A Twitter user copied and tweeted a media umbrella group’s call for hackers, computer programmers, and other such specialists to support the Islamic State (IS).
is-fighter-provides-account-of-early-contention-between-is-and-al-nusra-front An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter provided an account of early contention between his group and al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front, in a series of 20 tweets made on January 4,...
is-fighter-implies-little-flexibility-in-assigned-locations-for-fighters An Islamic State (IS) fighter answered a series of question on Ask.fm pertaining to flexibility of the group’s assigning of location to fighters.
is-fighter-details-housing-system-for-married-couples-women-s-driving-rights-under-is An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter provided details on housing for married couples and women being allowed to drive under IS rule.
is-fighter-claims-easy-access-to-joining-is-from-assad-controlled-areas An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) claimed easy access for Syrians living under Assad to leave and fight under the group.

Jihadist News

nusra-front-clarifies-targets-in-war-with-harakat-hazm After declaring war on the U.S. backed rebel group Harakat Hazm, the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, clarified that its targets are only those members who are proven to have committed...
is-claims-four-suicide-bombings-by-indonesian-iraqi-and-moroccan-fighters-in-salah-al-din The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed four suicide bombings in the area of Sur Shanas, carried out by an Indonesian, a Moroccan, and two Iraqi fighters.
is-sinai-province-reports-on-aftermath-of-airstrikes-by-enemy-alliance-on-muslim-properties The Sinai provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on the aftermath of strikes by what it called the “alliance of the Jews and the apostate army” on the Muslim...
jihadist-account-tweets-alleged-picture-of-slain-american-atheist-blogger-avijit-roy-following-attack A jihadist account on Twitter posted an alleged picture of American atheist blogger Avijit Roy after being hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh on February 26, 2015.
site-image-compilation-of-islamic-state-executioner-jihadi-john In wake of recent reports regarding the identity of Islamic State (IS) executioner “Jihadi John”, allegedly a London college graduate named Mohammed Emwazi, SITE Intelligence Group has...
islamic-state-supporting-twitter-accounts-announce-social-media-campaign Islamic State (IS)-supporting Twitter accounts began promoting a social media “Twitter storm” campaign scheduled for February 26, 2015, revolving around English and Arabic versions of the...
nusra-front-publishes-photo-of-training-camp-in-hama  The Nusra Front released photos of the Mullah Omar training camp in Hama.
is-video-shows-corinthia-hotel-suicide-bombers-in-first-installment-of-convoys-of-the-martyrdom-seekers-series The Islamic State (IS) Tripoli Province released a posthumous video showing the two suicide bombers credited for the January 27, 2015 attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Libya.
al-baraka-is-division-releases-photo-report-of-tell-tamer-battle The “al-Baraka” division of the Islamic State (IS), the name given by the group to al-Hasakah, Syria, published a photo report of a battle in Tell Tamer.
boko-haram-s-shura-council-allegedly-studying-possible-pledge-to-is Afriqiyah Media, a jihadi media group, published a collection of messages attributed to the Nigeria-based Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or what is known as “Boko Haram,”...
is-tripoli-province-claims-bombings-at-iranian-embassy Tripoli Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, claimed credit for bombings at the Iranian Embassy in the capital.
is-video-shows-21-captive-peshmerga-paraded-in-cages-in-kirkuk The Kirkuk provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a video of parading 21 Kurdish Peshmerga elements in cages through streets, and interviewing some of them, where they warn their...
shabaab-releases-video-on-westgate-mall-raid-threatens-more-attacks The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a documentary-style video on the September 2013 raid at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and threatened that...
boko-haram-video-shows-attacks-in-baga-maiduguri Al-Urwa Al-Wuthqa Foundation, the media division of the Nigeria-based jihadi group Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or what is known as “Boko Haram,” released a video showing...
aqap-claims-assassinations-of-deputy-criminal-investigation-director-in-hadramawt-yemeni-air-force-pilot-in-lahij Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for assassinating by gunshot both the deputy director of criminal investigation in Yemen’s Hadramawt governorate, and a Yemeni Air Force...
shabaab-claims-car-bombings-at-central-hotel-in-mogadishu The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the deadly car bombings at the Central Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.
jihadist-explores-libya-as-strategic-gateway-for-is-to-africa-and-europe A pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist explored Libya as a “strategic gateway” for the group to reach Africa and Europe, taking advantage of its proximity to those areas and utilizing weapons...
is-tripoli-province-reports-incurring-no-damage-in-airstrike-on-ouagadougou-center-in-sirte Tripoli Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, reported that it incurred no damage in an airstrike on the Ouagadougou Center in Sirte.
afghan-taliban-denies-peace-talks-with-u-s-in-qatar The Afghan Taliban denied reports that it will initiate peace talks with the U.S. in Qatar, stressing that there are no new changes in its policy on negotiation.
is-division-in-libya-claims-twin-suicide-bombings-in-qubbah Barqah Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, claimed credit for twin suicide bombings by Libyan and Saudi fighters in Qubbah, which lies between Benghazi and Derna.
is-fighters-garrisoned-in-kobani-pledge-in-video-to-continue-fighting Four Islamic State (IS) fighters garrisoned in Kobani pledged in a video to continue fighting, with one declaring that “the battle is not over and it will never be over but after the victory of...
afghan-taliban-claims-killing-and-wounding-60-in-two-suicide-attacks-in-kandahar The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding a total of 60 people in two suicide attacks in Kandahar province, one hitting Afghan soldiers, and the other, Afghan military officers and doctors.
aqim-reports-on-attack-by-uqba-bin-nafa-battalion-in-tunisia Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reported on the attack carried out by its Uqba bin Nafa Battalion in Tunisia that killed four National Guard elements in Kasserine governorate.
is-ninawa-province-shows-scenes-of-fighters-training-at-zarqawi-camp The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published photos featuring scenes of fighters training at and graduating from a camp named in honor of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
is-claims-suicide-bombing-by-chechen-fighter-in-salah-al-din-downing-helicopter-in-diyala The Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide bombing by a Chechen fighter in Iraq's Salah al-Din province, and the downing of an Iraqi army helicopter in Diyala.
is-publishes-photo-report-on-public-graduation-ceremony-for-fighters-in-anbar  The Anbar provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on a public ceremony in al-Rutbah for fighters who graduated from the "Camp of Sheikh Abu Ibrahim al-Zaidi".

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...
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...
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...
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

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...
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...
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