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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-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.
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!'," wherein he called for lone wolf...
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.
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-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.
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.
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...
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.
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 Islamic State...
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...
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.
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 one’s...
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.
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.
is-releases-video-addressing-parents-of-down-jordanian-pilot Deir al-Zour provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video addressing the family of First Lieutenant Mu'adh Yusuf al-Kasasbeh, the downed Jordanian pilot reportedly captured by...
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-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.
is-fighter-details-housing-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-that-is-killed-a-british-solider-calls-for-new-year-s-day-attacks-in-west An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) tweeted a claim that IS had "killed a British soldier in his own home," and also made an implied call for lone wolf attacks in the U.K. and France.
jihadist-supporting-twitter-account-suggests-u-s-embassies-as-targets-ricin-as-a-weapon A jihadist-supporting Twitter account, after praising a recent jihadist publication, proposed U.S. embassies as targets and ricin as a possible weapon to be used by the Islamic State (IS).
jihadists-discuss-mainland-europe-as-possible-location-of-entry-attack-for-returning-is-fighters An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) discussed mainland (continental) Europe as a potential expanse for IS fighters looking to enter and attack Western nations.
jihadists-respond-to-is-s-capture-of-downed-jordanian-pilot-with-celebration-and-speculation Upon the Islamic State’s (IS) capture of a downed Jordanian fighter pilot identified as First Lieutenant Mu’adh Yusuf al-Kasasbeh, jihadists on Twitter have begun celebrating the event and speculating...
is-fighter-condones-fighting-for-is-from-libya An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter answered a question on Ask.fm regarding the prospect of fighting for the group from Libya.
is-supporter-calls-for-lone-wolf-and-sleeper-cell-attacks-on-soldiers-police-o An Islamic State (IS)-supporting account called for lone wolf and sleeper cell attacks by jihadists, specifying soldiers and police as targets.
pro-jihad-twitter-users-debate-effectiveness-of-lone-wolf-attacks Jihadist-supporting accounts on Twitter discussed the possible productive and negative effects of lone wolf attacks.
jihadist-requests-literature-on-killing-american-women-children-and-men A member of a prominent jihadist forum requested references to Islamic literature pertaining to the killing of American citizens, including women and children.
is-fighter-advises-followers-to-bring-western-currency-when-migrating An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter advised followers on Ask.fm to bring Western money when migrating to live under the group, claiming that such currency is easier to exchange.
is-fighters-discuss-dangers-of-reporting-attacks-on-social-media Two alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters discussed potential dangers of reporting attacks on social media following one user's tweets regarding an alleged barrage of incoming missiles.
alleged-is-fighter-proposes-moderate-muslims-as-targets An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter on Twitter proposed the idea of moderate Muslims being targets of attack by Islamic extremists.
jihadists-issue-calls-for-lone-wolf-attacks-on-twitter-following-sydney-siege Following the recent hostage-taking by Man Haron Monis (AKA Sheikh Haron) in a Sydney café, jihadists on Twitter have erupted in a wave of threats and calls for lone wolf attacks.
widowed-jihadist-under-is-recounts-late-husband-s-schedule-life-away-from-home-as-an-is-fighter An alleged widowed jihadist living under the Islamic State (IS) recounted her late husband's work schedule, loss of close ones, and living conditions as a fighter for the group.
jihadist-twitter-campaign-addresses-u-s-injustices-offers-shariah-law-as-alternative Jihadists on social media have begun using a hashtag to frame life under Sharia law as an alternative to injustices under American life.
jihadist-offers-location-tracking-mobile-app-as-a-spying-device A member of a jihadist forum offered users a location-tracking mobile app to use for spying.
jihadist-recruiter-calls-for-engineering-medical-degree-holders-to-migrate-to-is An Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter called for holders of engineering and medical degrees to use their skills under IS.
jihadist-calls-for-domestic-attacks-from-african-americans An alleged jihadist in Syria used racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri as a context to call for domestic attacks by African Americans.
canadian-is-fighter-echoes-recent-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-canada A Canadian Islamic State (IS) fighter echoed a recent IS-released video's call for attacks within Canada, and offered justification for any such action.
is-video-shows-air-defense-training-in-furat-euphrates-province-in-iraq Two Twitter users shared a discussion regarding the justification of killing non-combative targets as prompted by a December 1, 2014 video of a Danish citizen allegedly being shot at in the Saudi...
female-is-recruiter-suggests-ways-for-women-non-fighters-to-assist-jihad A female recruiter living under the Islamic State (IS) suggested different roles for non-fighters—particularly women—to assist in jihad.
jihadist-recruiter-stresses-secrecy-prior-to-migration-suggests-ways-to-keep-a-low-profile An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter stressed the importance of keeping a low profile to prospective IS emigrants and suggested secrecy measures to take before migrating in a...
female-jihadist-posts-pictures-of-american-british-canadian-australian-passports-to-be-burned A female jihadist allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) posted a picture to Twitter of four passports from the UK, America, Australia, and Canada, which she claimed were going to be...
is-fighter-makes-implied-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-the-west An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter made an implied call for lone wolf attacks by Western Muslims in response to airstrikes in Syria.
is-recruiter-claims-lebanese-indian-kenyan-fighters-among-ranks An alleged British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) answered questions on Ask.fm regarding different the nationalities of fighters with IS.
female-jihadist-under-is-warns-other-women-against-traveling-to-idlib A prominent female jihadist recruiter living under the Islamic State (IS) in Syria warned women against migrating to Idlib, a Syrian governorate, as IS does not have a presence there.
outspoken-british-islamist-announces-arrival-to-is-caliphate-insults-british-security Siddhartha Dhar, an outspoken British Islamist also under the name "Abu Rumaysah," announced that he had arrived under the Islamic State (IS)-declared Caliphate and criticized what he called "a shoddy...
jihadists-warn-aid-workers-to-stay-out-of-syria Jihadists on Twitter warned aid workers against entering Syria, expressing skepticism of their motives.
jihadist-explains-treatment-of-female-slaves-under-is An alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighter in Syria purported the treatment of slaves, particularly female slaves, under the group's rule.

Jihadist News

is-publishes-photo-report-on-camp-abu-musab-al-zarqawi-in-kirkuk The Islamic State’s (IS) Kirkuk provincial division released a set of twelve photos showing scenes of fighters training at its “Camp Abu Musab al-Zarqawi”.
is-tripoli-province-issue-statement-on-corinthia-hotel-attack-claims-killing-five-foreigners The Tripoli division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya issued a statement on the two-man suicide raid on the Corinthia Hotel, claiming the killing of six foreigners including an American, a Frenchman,...
afghan-taliban-rejects-rumors-of-china-mediated-peace-talks-with-afghan-government The Afghan Taliban issued a statement rejecting rumors of peace talks with the Afghan government mediated by China.
is-publishes-photo-report-on-sniper-battalion-in-ninawa The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq published a photo report on training exercises by its sniper battalion in the desert sector.
aqap-claims-killing-yemeni-political-security-officer-several-strikes-on-houthis Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed assassinating a Yemeni Political Security officer in Hadramawt and mounting several attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Dhamar, Ibb, and Sa’ada...
is-division-in-tripoli-libya-claims-attack-on-corinthia-hotel-as-battle-of-abu-anas-al-libi A division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya claimed credit for an attack on the Corinthia Hotel in the capital, Tripoli, and dubbed the operation the “Battle of Abu Anas al-Libi”.
is-sinai-province-claims-13-attacks-between-dec-23-jan-20 Sinai Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, published a report on its operations between December 23, 2014, and January 20, 2015, including the bombing...
aqap-publishes-quarterly-report-on-operations-claims-205-attacks-including-charlie-hebdo-raid Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a statistical report on its operations from approximately October 25, 2014, through January 20, 2015, claiming a total of 205 attacks including the...
ajnad-misr-issues-formal-statement-on-recent-attacks-warns-enemy-of-upcoming-wave-of-escalation The jihadi group Ajnar Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) issued a formal statement on its recent bombings in the areas of Alf Maskan, Quba Palace, and Ain Shams University in Cairo, and Talbeya police station in...
al-nusra-front-publishes-photos-of-islamic-preaching-in-latakia The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published photos showing a new Islamic preaching office in Al-Naajiya in the Latakia province.
is-spokesman-renews-call-for-lone-wolf-attacks-in-the-west The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from its spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, renewing calls for lone-wolf attacks, and rally fighters and acknowledging the pledge of allegiance from...
alleged-boko-haram-mouthpiece-publishes-pictures-of-fighters-in-gambaru-children-training Al-Urwa al-Wuthqa Foundation, which identifies itself as the official mouthpiece for “Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad,” or what is known as Boko Haram, published alleged photos of fighters in...
is-alleges-peshmerga-used-poison-gas-on-civilians-in-mosul-vows-backbreaking-response The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq alleged that the Peshmerga used poison gas on Muslim civilians in Mosul, and vowed a "backbreaking" response.
leader-of-ansar-al-shariah-in-libya-reportedly-dead After months of speculation about his fate by jihadists, the family of Muhammad al-Zahawi, the leader of Ansar al-Shariah in Libya, confirmed reports of his death.
is-claims-killing-approximately-50-lebanese-soldiers-in-clash-in-ras-baalbek The Damascus provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed killing approximately 50 Lebanese soldiers in a clash in Ras Baalbek.
aqap-official-harith-al-nadhari-cautions-fighters-against-killing-muslims-unjustly Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a visual speech from one of its top Shariah officials, Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari, cautioning fighters and commanders against killing Muslims...
ajnad-misr-claims-credit-for-bombing-at-quba-palace-in-cairo The jihadi group Ajnar Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed credit for the bombing at the main gate of Quba Palace in Cairo.
ajnad-misr-claims-credit-for-bombing-in-cairo-s-alf-maskan-area The jihadi group Ajnar Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed credit for the bombing in the Alf Maskan area of Cairo, which, according to media reports, injured four policemen and a civilian.
jihadists-jubilant-over-the-death-of-saudi-king-abdullah-bin-abdul-aziz Upon learning about the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, jihadists were jubilant, thanking God that the “tyrant” has died, and praying that he suffers “painful torment” in...
aqap-claims-attacks-on-houthis-in-al-bayda-dhamar Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed attacks on Shi’ite Houthis in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ and Dhamar governorates, ambushing a truck in one operation, and firing machineguns and RPGs at a Houthi...
shabaab-claims-car-bombing-at-syl-hotel-in-mogadishu The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the car bombing outside the SYL Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and stated that it targeted a security meeting attended by Somali officials...
aqim-gives-biography-of-slain-algerian-fighter-sa-ad-abu-al-dahdah-al-assemi Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published a brief biography of a slain Algerian fighter it identified as Sa’ad Abu al-Dahdah al-‘Assemi (AKA Bu’Alaam Sharif).
is-claims-four-suicide-bombings-in-ninawa-one-by-kazakh-fighter The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed six attacks on Kurdish Peshmerga elements and “apostates,” including four bombings, one of which was carried out by a Kazakh...
jihadists-assess-benefits-of-lone-wolf-operations-draw-lessons-from-prior-attacks In promoting lone-wolf operations in the West, jihadists assessed their potential benefits and drew lessons from prior attacks in how to deal with hostages, what weapons to use, and when to carry them...
alleged-mouthpiece-for-boko-haram-reports-attacks-near-cameroon-nigeria-border Al-Urwa al-Wuthqa Foundation, which identifies itself as the official mouthpiece for “Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad,” or what is known as Boko Haram, reported three attacks near the...
al-nusra-front-bombards-shi-ite-town-in-idlib-with-various-missiles The al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published a photo report of the group bombing the Shi’ite town of al-Fu’ah in Idlib using three different rockets.
al-nusra-front-publishes-photos-of-islamic-preaching-gathering-in-hama The al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, published a photo report of a sermon in the group’s Islamic center in Jabl al-Zawiya, Hama.

Software & Technical Materials

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.
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...
charlie-hebdo-a-target-of-jihadi-rage-for-years-jihadists-praise-gunmen-in-latest-attack Jihadists praised the gunmen involved in the attack at the offices of the French satirical newspaper in Charlie Hebdo in Paris, recalling its past mockery of the Prophet Muhammad, and French military...
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...

Social Network Jihad

update-twitter-campaign-threatens-american-embassies-civilians A Twitter-based campaign threatening retaliation against the United States for intervention in Iraq continues to accelerate, and has featured threats issued to American embassies, Arab firms employing...
social-media-campaign-to-promote-isis-goes-viral-information-and-analysis A social media campaign calling on Muslims to show their support for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS] has been exponentially gaining popularity online.
american-suicide-bomber-active-on-social-networking-site Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki" who carried out a suicide raid in Idlib, Syria on May 25, 2014, was active on social networking sites.
social-network-jihad-jihadis-try-to-undercut-state-department-twitter-outreach Jihadis active on social networking sites have responded to an online anti-jihadi campaign from the United States Department of State by embracing attempts to subvert the campaign.
british-jihadis-in-syria-use-kik-messenger-for-recruitment-transport-of-foreign-fighters Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted the kik messaging program to assist in the recruitment and transportation of fighters to the country.
social-network-jihad-english-speaking-jihadists-in-isil-promote-violence-on-rayat-al-tawheed-facebook-instagram-pages English-speaking jihadists calling themselves "Rayat Al Tawheed," and claiming an affiliation with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have opened accounts on Facebook and Instagram to...
bomber-in-embassy-attack-in-beirut-discussed-martyrdom-promoted-al-qaeda-propaganda-on-facebook Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, used a Facebook page in which he expressed his desire for martyrdom...
facebook-page-serves-as-official-facebook-outlet-for-ansar-al-islam The page “Al-Thabaat,” meaning “steadfastness” in Arabic, serves as the primary mouthpiece on Facebook for the Iraqi al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi group, Ansar al-Islam (AAI).
facebook-page-dedicated-to-hezbollah-promotes-militant-group-s-material The Facebook page “Hezbollah” is dedicated to the Lebanese militant group of the same name.
facebook-accounts-promote-designated-hamas-leader Despite inclusion on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Terrorists, Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the Deputy Head of Hamas,[1] maintains an active presence on the...
facebook-pages-promote-support-for-aq-syrian-branch One of the most prominent jihadist groups currently active on al-Qaeda affiliated online jihadist discussion forums is “Jabhat al-Nusra”, or the al-Nusra [Victory] Front, a designated terrorist group...
ttp-distributes-media-through-youtube The official media wing of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations and a jihadist group that has been aiming to export attacks from Pakistan to the United...
ttp-recruits-via-facebook Recognizing the importance of Facebook as a valuable platform for jihadist outreach, the site has long been used by jihadist terrorist groups.
jihadist-suggests-using-facebook-function-to-spread-propaganda A jihadist suggested using the "event" function of the popular social networking website Facebook to rapidly spread jihadi propaganda, saying that it is the "most effective" means of distribution.
social-network-jihad-madad-news-agency-on-facebook Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an unofficial propaganda unit for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its Ansar al-Shariah offshoot, is now present...
tunisian-salafists-on-facebook-launch-qal-salafiyyaq-magazine Tunisian Salafists created a page on the popular social networking website Facebook on which they have released a magazine called "al-Salafiyya."
social-network-jihad-the-shabaab-al-mujahideen-on-twitter https://twitter.com/#!/HSMPress An enthusiastic user of social networking sites, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement (Shabaab), has utilized the popular microblogging...
social-network-jihad-the-al-moraseloon-media-network An active participant on Facebook, and on the Shumukh al-Islam forum, a primary source for official messages from al-Qaeda, the al-Moraseloon Media Network caters both to jihadist forum members and...
site-intel-group-2-3-12-snj-aafia-siddiqui Upon learning that Aafia Siddiqui allegedly became pregnant as the result of sexual abuse in an American prison, jihadists launched a support campaign calling for her release on jihadist forums as...
site-intel-group-11-23-11-snj-jose-pimentel On November 20, 2011, a resident of New York City, Jose Pimentel, was arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and charged with plotting to make and detonate a bomb around New York...
site-intel-group-10-10-11-snj-facebook-amaf As part of a series of reports by the SITE Intelligence Group about the use of social networking websites by terrorist organizations and their supporters, comes a look at the activity of a Facebook page...
social-network-jihad-facebook-group-reacts-to-reports-of-anwar-al-awlakis-death As news circulated on September 30, 2011, that an American drone had killed radical Yemeni-American cleric and jihadist ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki, his followers quickly gravitated to social media for...
facebook-group-calls-for-targeting-pakistani-politicians A group on Facebook called the “Pakistani Student Shriyat Movement”[1] is actively distributing jihadi messages to a broad audience.
site-intel-group-6-13-11-jfm-e-jihad-center A prominent jihadist focused on the idea of cyber attacks that was raised in a recent production from al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, and organized a center for jihadists who have expertise in...
site-intel-group-6-9-11-mujahideen-e-network-fb-anger An administrator on the Mujahideen E-Network’s forum complained that the group’s page on Facebook was deleted for a third time, and encouraged forum members to “invade” the social networking...
site-intel-group-6-2-11-jfm-facebook-tips A jihadist offered tips for forum members who have Facebook pages to increase their page viewership and avoid censure in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on June 2, 2011. 
site-intel-group-5-19-11-snj-youtube-wider-audience On May 18, 2011, a new audio message from Usama bin Laden was released to Shumukh al-Islam, a password-protected al-Qaeda forum that serves as the distribution point for primary source material from...
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