Western Jihadists

SITE’s Western Jihadists service provides vital information about the process by which online recruitment takes place in western countries, including location, motivation, demographics, and information about well-known jihadi recruiters.
The service includes summaries and analyses of significant discussions and information found on selected Western-oriented jihadi forums and social media platforms. The service regularly covers threats and incitements, as well as conversations and artifacts revealing recruitment appeals, migration methods, and other important information not typically included in official jihadist communications. The full spectrum of jihadi and terrorist groups operating in western countries are covered, including: ISIS, AQ, along with their affiliated western groups and media outlets in Syria, Iraq and other locations. (e.g.: AlRisalah Media, GIMF, Furat Media)


In response to a rumor that American Navy Seals mutilated the body of former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden after killing him on May 1, 2011, members of an English-language jihadist forum called for violence against the United States and American allies.

Tags: Jihadist News: Chatter
Countries: United States
Individuals: Bin Laden, Usama
Western Jihadists: Western Jihadists


In an April 2012 discussion, participants on a French-language jihadist forum shared techniques for continuing to access the forum if the French government criminalizes visiting websites that promote terrorism in reaction to the Toulouse shootings carried out by Mohamed Merah in March 2012.

Tags: Jihadist News: Chatter
Countries: France
Western Jihadists: Western Jihadists


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