Members of the jihadist Internet community have held continuing discussion and polls on their Internet forums, including the password-protected al-Hesbah and al-Mohajroon Networks, regarding the legality as per Islamic Shari’a, or law, of the suicide bombings claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Wednesday, April 11, 2007.
The operations in Iraq conducted by the various insurgency groups, primarily the Islamic State of Iraq, in striking coalition aircraft, has been the subject of jihadist forum chatter since these kinds of attacks spiked in early-February 2007.
Members of the password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, al-Hesbah, in a particular set of chatter starting on Sunday, April 15, 2007, and ongoing, have discussed the capture and alleged execution of BBC reporter, Alan Johnston, in Gaza.
An article lauding the latest speech of the Emir of the Believers in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, “Years of Achievements in the Country of the Unifiers”, and determining it to be a “slap” in the face of the enemy, particularly the RAND Corporation, was posted yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, 2007, to the password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Hesbah forum.
The idea of the Mujahideen using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or remote-controlled aircraft, to perform surveillance of enemy bases or bomb stationary targets has been discussed by members of the jihadist Internet community at several points in recent time.
An article comparing a boxing bout between two fighters to the war between the United States and al-Qaeda was posted to the password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, al-Hesbah, on Monday, August 6, 2007, the author believing that al-Qaeda’s strikes will eventually culminate in a “knockout punch” to its enemy.
Strategy for disabling and striking enemy military bases was the focus of recent and continued discussion on the password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, al-Ekhlaas, members offering images for execution methods and their suggestions.
A member of the password-protected Al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, Al-Hesbah, posted today, Thursday, November 1, 2007, a message with a 5:33 minute video, titled, “We are Here… America”, warning of the ever-presence of the Mujahideen in areas of the world and in minds of people.
A member of the password-protected Al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, Al-Hesbah, posted a message yesterday, November 4, 2007, announcing an appeal from the people of Al-Dawra, a neighborhood in Southern Baghdad, to the Mujahideen of the Islamic State of Iraq and Ansar Al-Sunnah.