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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

anarchist-group-claims-responsibility-for-attack-on-syriza-offices A high-profile Islamic State (IS) recruiter announced that he had begun to use the Threema messaging platform to facilitate emigration to the group.
alleged-fighter-sympathizer-evaluate-is-loss-at-tel-abyad Two Nusra Front supporters—one of whom an affiliated fighter in Lattakia—discussed the consequences of the Islamic State’s (IS) loss of Tal Abyad to Kurdish and allied forces.
is-residents-call-for-emigration-to-libya Several alleged Westerners in Libya urged prospective Islamic State (IS) migrants to consider leaving for Libya instead of Syria.
non-is-fighters-claim-increased-fuel-prices-in-aleppo-amid-is-cutoff Non-Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria have expressed blame toward the group for a drastic increase in fuel prices in Aleppo, which they allege to have affected locals.
radical-british-islamist-preacher-blames-attack-in-france-on-country-s-foreign-policy Radical British Islamist preacher and Islamic State (IS) supporter Anjem Choudary released a statement blaming French foreign policy for the June 26, 2015 terrorist attack at a gas factory in the...
woman-under-is-details-migration-stop-in-turkey-claims-irish-and-new-zealander-women-with-group An alleged woman living under the Islamic State (IS) claimed to have met women with the group from New Zealand and Ireland, and gave a detailed account of her stop in Turkey before arriving in Syria....
is-fighter-forwards-rumors-of-fighters-returning-to-home-countries-for-attack An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter forwarded rumors that fighters skilled in chemical weapons-making had successfully returned to their home countries.
is-fighter-promises-safety-to-female-prospects-details-is-financial-assistance-programs An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter attempted to dispel safety concerns of women considering migrating to IS.
nf-fighter-claims-gradual-approach-by-group-in-implementing-shariah An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, claimed that NF and allied Islamist rebel groups took a gradual approach in recruiting Syrians to Islam and...
eye-witness-report-details-is-s-handling-of-displaced-syrians-in-tal-abyad-pending-clashes The account of an alleged Dutch fighter with al-Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, offered a translation of an “eye witness report” of Islamic State’s (IS)...
is-fighter-indicates-rules-by-is-regarding-social-media-lists-array-of-groups-fought-with A prominent Dutch Islamic State (IS) fighter indicated there to be strict rules regarding information shared on social media compared to other groups, and also listed groups he claimed to have fought...
pro-is-twitter-account-compiles-security-starter-kit-for-users-online A pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account posted a series of links to computer programs designed to encrypt messages and remove sensitive data from hard drives, and offered possible future tutorials for...
british-is-fighter-claims-to-have-advised-boston-attacker-usaamah-rahim After tweeting calls to kill anti-Islamist activist Pam Geller, a prominent British Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter returned with a new Twitter account on the same day and claimed to have...
british-is-fighter-calls-for-attack-on-pam-geller-provides-alleged-address A prominent British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) tweeted a call for attack against anti-Islamist activist Pam Geller, tweeting what was presented to be her address in NY.
nf-fighters-forward-claims-of-women-taken-by-is-as-slaves-in-aleppo Claims that the Islamic State (IS) had taken women as slaves in Aleppo were forwarded and condemned on Twitter by fighters with al-Nusra Front (NF).
is-recruiters-offer-migration-assistance-refer-other-contacts Alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters and recruiters offered assistance with migrating to IS while vouching for other accounts to help in that regard.
prominent-is-recruiter-offers-advice-on-keeping-a-low-profile-prior-to-migration A prominent alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter, as part of an ongoing series of advice guides, provided suggestions for keeping a low profile prior to migrating to IS.
is-fighter-supporter-make-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks An Islamic State (IS) fighter and an IS supporter issued separate calls for lone wolf attacks, one of whom claiming permissibility in stealing non-Muslims’ money.
boston-cell-plot-to-attack-police-reflects-recent-incitements-by-is-fighters Usaama Rahim’s plan to kill a police officer before being killed on June 2, 2015, runs consistent to recent violence incitements posted by recruiters and fighters with the Islamic State...
blog-run-by-women-under-is-affirms-reports-of-sex-slaves-taken-by-fighters An author(s) of a blog allegedly run by numerous women living under the Islamic State (IS) affirmed reports of women being taken as sex slaves by IS fighters.
nf-fighter-alleges-decisive-retention-point-for-new-fighters-no-slave-taking-policy-2 An alleged British fighter with the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, alleged a decisive time period for new fighters regarding their retention, and also claimed that the Nusra Front...
pro-is-twitter-user-calls-for-attack-on-draw-muhammad-contest-organizer-releases-address A pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter user called for a lone wolf attack against Jon Ritzheimer, a man organizing a Draw Muhammad contest in a Phoenix mosque, and released his address.
british-is-fighter-offers-private-instructions-for-lone-wolf-attacks A prominent alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter posted a series of calls for lone wolf attacks and offered private instructions to any willing attackers.
prominent-british-is-fighter-and-recruiter-declared-dead Accounts of alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters and residents on Twitter declared the death of a prominent British fighter and recruiter.
is-fighter-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-on-western-police-officers An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter on Twitter made calls for attacks on Western police officers, claiming any subsequent jail time served as ideal time to practice Islam.
pro-is-twitter-accounts-warn-of-call-for-attacks-on-u-k-newspaper Pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts on Twitter brought attention to a popular U.K. news publication’s reporting on Westerners’ attempts to migrate to IS, with one user calling for attacks on the...
nusra-front-fighter-demands-allied-rebel-groups-condemn-coalition-airstrikes An alleged Dutch fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, condemned what he indicated to be a lack of solidarity from allied groups in Syria regarding attacks by...
pro-is-accounts-celebrate-group-s-purported-takeover-of-tadmur Amid reports by Islamic State (IS)-linked accounts that the group had taken over the Syrian city of Tadmur, fighters and supporters of the group on Twitter celebrated the event, expressing a sense of...
is-fighters-make-and-forward-calls-for-western-attacks-donations Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters created and forwarded calls for lone wolf attacks and solicitations for donations on Twitter.
is-fighters-discuss-the-taking-of-female-slaves Alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter discussed the group’s taking of female slaves and the Islamic permissibility of doing so.
is-fighter-publishes-lauding-guide-for-life-under-is An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter published a guide to life under the group, presenting it as a potential-rich experience under a blossoming empire.
is-fighters-make-threats-for-u-k-attacks-imply-targets Two fighters with the Islamic State (IS) issued threats and implied targets for lone wolf attacks in the U.K., including various London attractions and high-profile politicians.
woman-living-under-is-prepares-incoming-women-for-hardships A woman allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) provided advice to incoming female migrants, preparing them for the “trials” that come with their lifestyle changes.
is-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-addresses-muslims-in-new-speech An audio speech attributed to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for Muslims around the world to join IS and condemned the multiple coalitions fighting against the group.
is-fighters-claim-resistance-by-local-women-to-dress-requirements-harsh-enforcement Following a purported new requirement by the Islamic State (IS) for women to cover their eyes in public, fighters and supporters of the group discussed local women’s resistance to such rules,...
is-fighters-use-hypothetical-narratives-argumentation-to-push-for-lone-wolf-attacks Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter attempted to inspire lone wolf attacks in the West through such methods as hypothetical narratives and disputing the effectiveness of peaceful protest.
is-fighter-tweets-photo-of-explosive-device-responding-user-claims-plan-for-u-k-attack An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter tweeted photos of what he presented as an explosive belt while calling for lone wolf attacks, prompting a response from another user claiming to be planning...
is-fighters-make-unsubstantiated-claim-of-bombs-on-planes-amid-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks As IS fighters continue to make calls for lone wolf attacks, the accounts of three prominent alleged IS fighters on Twitter tweeted and retweeted claims that a bomb was planted on two planes in what...
british-is-fighter-gives-advice-on-being-garrisoned-to-incoming-fighters An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter published an essay of advice for incoming fighters on being “in Ribat [garrisoned].”
is-fighters-and-supporters-call-for-attacks-on-british-police-and-mps-filipino-soldiers Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters made calls for lone wolf attacks on British police officers and Members of Parliament (MP), as well as the capturing and killing of Filipino Christians and...
nusra-front-fighter-offers-narrative-of-his-radicalization An alleged fighter with al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, published an essay detailing his radicalization, wherein he denied the process happening solely on the internet.
prominent-dutch-jihadist-claims-to-have-joined-is-addresses-rumors A prominent Dutch jihadist fighter in Syria addressed rumors surrounding his recent activity and whereabouts, while also confirming to have joined the Islamic State (IS).
is-supporters-discuss-migrating-to-suriname An IS supporter on Twitter led a discussion on migrating to the South American country of Suriname to establish a jihadist military base.
australian-is-supporter-calls-for-attacks-on-u-k-voting-locations-synagogues-amid-general-elections The Twitter account of an alleged Australian Islamic State (IS) supporter, noting the May 7, 2015 U.K. General Elections, called for jihadists in the country to carry out lone wolf attacks on voting...
jihadi-fighters-comment-on-dutch-politician-s-status-as-a-target Two alleged jihadist fighters in Syria commented on Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders’ status as a target among jihadists.
is-fighter-details-alleged-capture-and-release-by-turkish-authorities An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) detailed his purported abuse and release by the Turkish Army after allegedly getting arrested on the country’s border.
is-fighter-offers-followers-secure-procedure-for-donations An alleged Canadian Islamic State (IS) fighter called for donations to the group on Twitter, promising any such donors a “secure procedure” to do so.
british-is-fighter-calls-for-killing-of-edl-founder An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter called for the killing of Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defense League (EDL) group, after his reported pledge to host a contest for...

Jihadist News

is-sana-a-division-claims-car-bombing-in-al-sayyah Sana’a Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, claimed credit for a car bombing in the al-Sayyah area, which killed and wounded an unspecified number of Houthis.
is-al-bayan-news-bulletin-for-june-30-2015 The Islamic State (IS) released the English edition of its al-Bayan news bulletin for June 30, 2015, which included reports of clashes with “Awakening” forces in Aleppo, a car bomb attack in...
egyptian-militant-group-claims-124-attacks-in-2015-70-million-in-material-losses The al-‘Iqab al-Thawri Movement, a group within the “Allied Popular Resistance Movement in Egypt,” claimed 124 attacks since its establishment in January 2015, killing 157 enemy...
is-khorasan-province-now-active-in-laghman-claims-killing-12-afghan-soldiers Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS), which was previously active in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan, claimed killing 12 Afghan soldiers in neighboring Laghman.
aqap-claims-killing-at-least-23-houthis-in-9-attacks-in-al-bayda-shabwa Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing at least 23 Houthis in nine attacks in Yemen’s al-Bayda and Shabwa governorates.
is-claims-car-bombing-in-karrada-baghdad The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for a car bombing in al-Karrada in Central Baghdad killing and wounding over twenty Popular Mobilization forces.
shabaab-issues-statement-claiming-lego-base-attack-as-revenge-for-prophet-muhammad The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, issued a statement on the deadly attack at an AMISOM base in Lego village, announcing that it came in revenge for the honor of the...
aqap-claims-killing-more-than-14-houthis-in-attacks-in-al-bayda-marib-and-shabwa Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing at least 14 Houthis in eight attacks in Yemen’s al-Bayda’, Marib and Shabwa governorates.
jaish-al-islam-disputes-claims-by-is-regarding-tal-dakwa-vows-to-continue-fighting-is Jaish al-Islam issued a statement responding to claims made by the Islamic State (IS) about incidents in Tal Dakwa and the Eastern Ghouta in a video showing the execution of twelve fighters from Jaish...
is-claims-attack-on-tunisian-beach-in-sousse-killing-citizens-of-crusader-coalition The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the deadly attack at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, killing and wounding dozens of citizens of what it called the “Crusader coalition”.
is-fighters-and-supporters-celebrate-attacks-in-france-tunisia-kuwait Jihadist-inspired attacks around the world in the past day have prompted celebration from Twitter accounts of jihadi fighters and supporters of the Islamic State (IS).
is-claims-seizing-areas-in-al-hasakah-pushing-forward-to-central-prison Within a military campaign it dubbed “The Invasion of Abu Sahl al-Urduni,” al-Barakah Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed seizing areas in the outskirts of the city of...
is-fallujah-province-photo-report-of-workshop-for-armoring-vehicles Al-Fallujah Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, published a photo report of a workshop for building armor for vehicles.
is-khorasan-province-claims-killing-two-afghan-taliban-officials-in-nangarhar Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two Afghan Taliban officials amidst clashes between the groups in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.
shabaab-claims-seizing-amisom-military-base-in-lego-killing-50 The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed seizing a military base of AMISOM forces in the area of Lego in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, and killing more than 50 Burundians.
is-supporter-makes-implied-call-for-attack-on-lockheed-martin An Islamic State (IS)-supporting Twitter account made an implied call for attack on defense and security technology company Lockheed Martin.
is-claims-suicide-bombing-at-shi-ite-mosque-in-kuwait The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for a suicide bombing at the Shi’ite Imam al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait, and killing and wounding dozens.
is-claims-suicide-bombings-in-murshid-binar-border-crossing-ongoing-clashes-in-kobani The Aleppo provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed a number of suicide bombings at the Murshid Binar border crossing and a storming attack in the city of Kobani.
is-claims-bombing-against-federal-police-in-northern-baghdad The Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed detonating a bomb near Federal Police patrol in the Al-Sha’ab area in northern Baghdad.
is-damascus-province-photo-report-of-booby-trapping-workshop-in-yarmouk-camp The Damascus division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria published a photo report of a booby-trapping workshop in the Yarmouk refugee camp.
is-photo-report-on-360mm-cannon-used-in-attack-on-iraqi-army-barracks Al-Janoub Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in southern Iraq, published a photo report showing a 360mm cannon used in an attack against Iraqi army barracks.
is-claims-car-bombing-in-beirut-square-in-baghdad The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for a car bombing in Beirut Square of Baghdad hitting Popular Mobilization forces.
is-barqah-province-photo-report-shows-graduation-of-new-class Barqah Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, published a photo report showing a class of graduates from a training camp in the town of Nofaliya.
afghan-taliban-official-for-baghlan-discusses-takeover-of-areas-success-of-azm-military-campaign The “Voice of Jihad” website of the Afghan Taliban published an interview with Mullah Mohammad Ismael, the group’s official for Baghlan province, discussing with him the takeover of...
battalion-of-sheikh-omar-hadid-claims-fourth-rocket-attack-on-ashkelon The Gaza-based “Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid” claimed a fourth rocket attack on the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
is-sinai-province-publishes-english-report-on-attacks-from-may-21-june-17 Sinai Province of the Islamic State (IS) published an English edition of its report on military operations during the Hijri month of Sha’ban 1436, corresponding to May 21-June 17, 2015.
aqap-claims-suicide-bombing-at-houthi-checkpoint-in-al-bayda-and-other-attacks Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed a suicide bombing at a Houthi checkpoint in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate and additional strikes targeting Houthis in Abyan, al-Hudaydah, and...

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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