A recent discussion on a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum concerned the recent decrease in the number of filmed operations and “special films” of the insurgency groups in Iraq.
Members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum yesterday, September 6, 2005, discussed the one-hundred million dollar donation by the Emir (Prince) of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the United States.
A guide instructing in the creation of a “burning bomb from a battery” was posted to a password protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum yesterday, August 25, 2005. The author introduces the explosive by noting its advantage in not containing “dangerous substances,” and provides a list of readily available items for the bomb’s manufacture, and a descriptive process for its composition.
A guide instructing in the creation of a “burning bomb from a battery” was posted to a password protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum yesterday, August 25, 2005.
(Saleh al-Oufi) (Mohamad al-Oweida)
Chatter amongst members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum concerning slain al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia leader, Saleh al-Oufi, and Mohamad al-Oweida, followed photographs which were provided of the men who were killed in a shoot-out with Saudi security officials last Thursday, August 18, 2005.
The SITE Institute translated additional reactions of Jihadist to the …As provided by the SITE Institute in a previous translation, the jihadist forum community believes the report from the Information Section of al-Qaeda in Iraq that the group’s leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is injured to be authentic, and quickly dismisses claims that seek to discredit the statement. . this discussion Another message board that the SITE Institute chose as representative of the discourse on the subject,which believe that Zarqawi is injured includes thoughts by members on the mortality of their leader, how Zarqawi is an “exception from the rest of the mujahideen,” and the Islamic dogma that drives their struggle forward despite the inevitable loss of Zarqawi.
Today, May 25, 2005, a series of postings by members of an al-Qaeda affiliated forum discuss the injury reported yesterday by the official spokesman of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi.
A message posted to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum yesterday, August 24, 2005, questions why Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is “neglecting this devil in Iraq,” the al-Iraqi Channel.
(Scene from Submission: Part 1)(Theo Van Gogh)
A message posted on a jihadist message board today, May 12, 2005, titled: “A Picture Encourages You to Kill… The Captured Hero: The Moroccan,” congratulates Mohammed Bouyeri, the 26-year old Moroccan who murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in the morning of November 2, 2004.
A recent discussion amongst members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board concerns Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s video message from August 4, 2005, and his alleged aversion to mentioning Qatar in his threats, and that country’s “suspicious agreements.”
A recent discussion on a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum concerned the use of propane cylinders in bombing operations, directed against myriad targets, including oil pipelines, buildings, and individuals.
A highly detailed manual providing instruction for the preparation of five explosive substances was recently posted to the military manuals section of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum.
A discussion amongst members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board yesterday, August 1, 2005, concerned the presence of American forces in Algeria and North Africa, and their alleged “maneuvers” with those troops from eight Islamic countries, including Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Mali, and others.
A message titled: “Oil Brigade Calls Emir of the Mujahideen Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Any Response?,” was posted yesterday, July 28, 2005 to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum, in which the author argues that al-Qaeda in Iraqi should establish an “Oil Brigade,” to execute operations targeting Iraqi’s oil infrastructure, pipelines, and refineries, in a similar vein to Omar Brigade’s function against al-Ghadr members (Shi’ites).
A message posted on July 21, 2005 to a Hizb al-Tahrir website claims that Britain is the primary enemy of Islam, and reprimands Muslims for denouncing the attacks in London.
A message titled: “Al-Qaeda and the Crisis of Oil Refineries in World,” was recently posted to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum, which presents a causal analysis between crude and refined oil supplies, oil refineries, and mujahideen strikes upon oil and gas pipelines acting as al-Qaeda’s “weapon” against the “crusaders.”
Following the July 22, 2005 Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigade's communiqué claiming responsibility for the second London attacks, which also included an ultimatum to the European governments to remove their troops from Iraq, a member of the al-Qaeda affiliated forum responded directly to the message asking: why the group is solely concentrating on Iraq, and not Afghanistan: “Did you forget Afghanistan?”
A message allegedly written by a representative from a group of students in Iraq addressed to the “scholars of the Haramein Land (Saudi Arabia),” was recently posted to an al-Qaeda affiliated forum, which advises the scholars to ask their counterparts in Iraq about the jihad waged against the “occupiers,” rather than issuing condemnatory fatwas based on information gleaned from a “phone call.”
A message posted to an al-Qaeda affiliated message board today, July 20, 2005, poses the question: “Can an individual perform any operation by himself?,” participating in jihad outside of a terrorist cell. Another member of the forum responds that though one may operate alone, “it is preferable to work with a cell from 2-3 people at least,” and he suggests creating a “virtual cell” over the Internet, with likeminded members for the exchange of thoughts, “work plans, strategies, and educational materials.”
A detailed guide for the prospective mujahid to enter Iraq by way of Syria was recently posted to an al-Qaeda affiliated message board, titled: The Way to the Land of Two Rivers; Jihad and Glory.”
A message recently posted to an al-Qaeda affiliated jihadist forum asks: “Did the American Economy Start to Fall?,” to which members discuss the current state of the American economy, including the budget deficit and trade imbalance, as well as comments from Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Morgan Stanley Chief Economist Stephen Roach in this regard.