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)

WJFD france siege

{French police at the siege of Merah's apartment, credit AFP}

Members of an English-language jihadist forum justified Mohammed Merah's attacks against French civilians and soldiers by depicting France as a country at war with Islam and by redistributing a fatwa allowing the killing of women and children.

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Countries: France
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The Western Jihadist Forum Digest series presents summaries and analysis of notable recent discussions on selected Western jihadist forums. Profiled threads include requests for permission to kill money lenders, AMEF's response to Abu Mansoor al-Amriki's recent video announcing that he feels in danger from the Shabaab, and strategies to use and counter keylogging software.

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