Jihadists released the second issue of Haqiqa magazine, focusing on Muslim imprisonment and migration to Syria.
The second issue was released on June 21, 2017, roughly four months after the release of the first issue.
Differing from Haqiqa’s first issue, which compiled content from other jihadi media groups, the second issue appeared to feature original content. Prison-focused articles discussed a supposed Guantanamo Bay guard’s conversion to Islam, Syria’s “hellhole” Sednaya Prison, and a poem on imprisonment by an “anonymous brother.”
Migration-related articles in the issue focused on Syria. One, entitled, “Going home at Last,” quoted “Abu Muhammad,” whom the article claimed “is planning to make Hijrah,” as stating:
The acceptance of many Disbelievers declined as the signs of my faith became apparent. It’s not hidden from anyone today how difficult life in the West has become for Muslims. All you have to do is open the news. Even some of those, who don’t believe in Hijrah and striving in Allah’s path, have begun to consider migrating.
Another article, “A Word of Advice before Leaving,” stressed the need to receive verification from contacts in Syria prior to migration. It stated:
Please don’t make the mistake to just go on your own without tazkiyah [verification]. At best you will be abused and deceived by those who are after your money. At worst, you will be captured, jailed, tortured or even shot on sight.
The issue also featured part two of a biography of killed Dutch Nusra Front (NF) fighter “Abu Jandal,” the first installment of which featured in issue one of Haqiqa. Written by his brother, the article narrated that after suffering an injury from an explosion, he was eventually taken to a hospital in Turkey, where he died three days later.
The Haqiqa issue also featured graphics attributed to the pro-AQ Green Bird Media, and promoted the social media accounts of “Life in Syria,” a media group run by jihadists in Syria.
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A jihadist Telegram channel requested donations while describing monetary contributions made to “needy Muslim families” and “wives of martyrs” in Syria.
Users on a Telegram French-language jihadist chat group discussed potential migration routes to Raqqa, Syria, suggesting traveling via Jordan.
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An alleged Dutch Islamic State (IS) fighter shared on social media his receipt of a “suicide belt,” declaring his desire for “the opportunity to sacrifice [himself]...to kill the kuffars [disbelievers].”
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel made an implied call for lone wolves to carry out attacks in the United Kingdom, providing publicly available information regarding U.K. government bodies and officials.
A French-language jihadist addressed potential migrants to Syria, advising on how to prepare for their journey, including to remain discreet, sell items on Ebay, bring a portable charger, and be wary of online recruiters.
Jihadist on social media criticized France following the April 20, 2017 shooting of police officers on Champs-Élysées, Paris, noting it took place just days before the country’s presidential election, and threatening “what is to come is worse.”
Users on a French-language jihadist chat group called recent terror attacks in Europe “a good start” toward impending “carnage” between Muslims and non-Muslims on the continent, and incited for more.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel made an implicit call to attack various targets in England.
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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel suggested alternative packing for improvised explosive devices (IED) using easily-acquired items.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) German-language Telegram channel forwarded calls for attacks in Germany, advising how to combat targets and claim responsibility on behalf of IS.
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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for British lone wolves to attack LGBT targets to the like of 2016 Orlando nightclub attacker Omar Mateen.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel urged jihadists in Bangladesh to spearhead a military support campaign for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma), entailing the smuggling of weapons, training Rohingya, and actively fighting.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel suggested an idea for lone wolf jihadists in the West to attack Jewish communities and particularly those in the United Kingdom.
Jihadists introduced the first issue of “Al-Haqiqa,” a Syria-focused magazine composed of previously released content from pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media groups.
A jihadi media group provided a brief biography about an Australian fighter allegedly killed in Syria two years prior.