As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, affecting health, employment, and the stability of the economy, jihadist groups and their supporters, the radical Shi’a community, and prominent extremist figures have all provided insight as to how they view the situation.
SITE’s latest issue from its inSITE on Western Jihadists report series, spanning October 2017 to February 2018, discusses shifts in Western-aimed recruitment appeals by the Islamic State (IS) and how they differ from those of al-Qaeda (AQ) and its supporters.
The SITE Intelligence Group’s inSITE Terrorism and Energy reports apply SITE’s unique expertise in monitoring terrorist communications to provide analysis of regional trends and infrastructure attacks across the globe, ranging from terrorist groups in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, to environmental extremist groups operating in the Americas and Europe.
Facing factional rifts and territorial losses in 2017, terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda are seeking alternative sources of income, and have more actively turned to social media and online forums to finance operations.
Increasingly, groups are turning their attention to financing mechanisms such as Bitcoin and crowdfunding to preserve anonymity and quickly raise funds from across the globe.
SITE’s special report on Terror Fundraising on Social Media identifies these recent campaigns by terror-affiliated groups to...
SITE’s latest inSITE on Technology and Terrorism report details the far-right’s coordinated move to Telegram Messenger and gives in-depth quantitative breakdowns of how the movement is growing and unifying on the platform.