The show “Our Worries”, broadcast on the Saudi establishment television, exposes what is already known – that global Jihad organizations are using the Internet for seduction, recruitment and indoctrination, in order to integrate young people into the global Jihad front. The mere production of the
On September 14th 2008, a blogger calling himself Caucasus emirate published an announcement, according to which the leader of the Dagestan Front of the armed forces of the Caucasus emirate , Amir Abd Al-Majid , was killed during the Ramadan on the first days of
The on-line magazine “Sada Al-Jihad”, published by the Global Islamic Media Front, published in its September 2008 issue a Fatwa (ruling) by Abu Musab Al-Magharibi, calling for Jihad against the rulers in Algeria. It states that Jihad is a mandatory commandment, and that it must
On September 27, 2008, the Al-Hesbah forum hosted a debate addressing mechanisms to cope with the blocking of jihadi sites and forums. Forum member Abu Tah initiated the discussion, calling for forum members to consider different means of coping with this challenge.
An Al-Hesbah forum activist, who has been a website member since December 2007, wrote an emotionally charged post directed toward the jihadi commanders, requesting to know the location of an attack previously discussed on the forum.
On September 16, 2008, General Raymond Odierno replaced General David Petraeus as Commander of the American forces in Iraq. Jihadist bloggers have expressed notable interest in obtaining intelligence regarding the new General.
As the U.S. presidential elections near, online Jihadi forums have experienced a surge in the number of posts calling for al-Qaeda’s involvement and ultimate influence on the election results. In the days leading up to the election, the ICT Jihadi Websites Monitoring group has conducted
As part of al-Qaeda’s constantly expanding propaganda campaign, the organization’s messages are translated into various languages, including Spanish.
The “Shabakat Masajiduna Al-Da’awiya” (The Da’awa Network of our Mosques), recently posted a message calling for Palestinian factions to carry out terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, in order to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
At the end of October 2008, Indonesia’s Attorney General announced the planned execution of three members of the radical organization Jemaah Islamiah (JI) responsible for the 2002 terrorist attacks in Bali, which left 202 people (mostly tourists) dead. Following the announcement, Jihadis have discussed taking
The message posted by the Jihad and Reform Front demonstrates an attempt by the group to use the American attack in Syria as leverage, further claiming that it was not a specific localized operation, but rather one link in a chain of operations with the
About possible attacks against targets in Eilat have resurfaced following calls to attack the royal Saudi family
Following news of a book with caricature drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to be published in December 2008
Despite the closure of several leading online forums associated with al-Qaeda, other Jihadi forums have devoted wide coverage to the terrorist attack in Mumbai. For the time being, forum members rely primarily on foreign media reports, quoting a great deal from the articles and posting
On November 24, a forum member named “Gadocost” posted a message on the “Al-Boraq” Jihadi forum warning that the countdown had begun and that only 17 days remained until “Allah will sentence the infidels and the separatists from Islam to hell.” He even asks in
In the course of October 2008, the Al-Faloja online forum, identified with Al-Qaeda, published a report by an online surfer calling himself Hamazacom about the blocking of 143 Al-Qaeda blogs in northern Africa by the Maktoob website. The online surfer quotes the website manager, who
Recently the Jihadi dialogue has reverted to dealing with the Netherlands’ detestable attitude towards Muslims and Islam, this time in face of the development in the trial of the Hofstad group members and in face of the intention to air another anti-Islamic movie.
The “Sada Al-Malahem” magazine (the Echo of Battles), published once every two months in behalf of the “Qaidat Al-Jihad Organization in the South of the Arabian Peninsula”, published in its November 2008 issue (issue no. 6) a great deal of information about the terrorist attack
On November 3, 2008, a member of the Al-Qaeda affiliated “Al-Hesbah” online forum, named Ansar, posted a message written in Arabic and French by Mu‘iz Al-Din Al-Qayrawani, a fighter in Afghanistan. In the message, Ansar requested that visitors to the forum distribute Al-Qayrawani’s message and
Many Islamic sites with forums, which identify with the Global Jihad, reported on 28 December 2008 that Awad Al-Qarni, a senior Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric, published a fatwa calling for attacks on Israeli interests worldwide “in response to the slaughtering which the Occupation is perpetrating
Against the backdrop of the events in Gaza, one of the surfers in the Al-Faloja forum, who identifies himself as an Iraqi writer, published a call to surfers on 29 December 2008, to gather information on Israeli and American embassies worldwide, including their telephone numbers
On January 6th, the leading Jihadi online forums published a video tape made by Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, calling on Muslims around the world to attack Israeli and western targets around the world, following the events in Gaza. In the tape, Al-Zawahiri claimed
On January 14th 2009 the Jihadi online forums published a new audio tape by Al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, entitled “A call for Jihad to stop the aggression against Gaza”. The tape was produced by the “As-Sahab” institute, considered to be one of the main
On November 3rd the Al-Hesbah online forum, serving as a conduit for messages for Al-Qaeda and other Jihad organizations, posted links to two movie clips on the “YouTube” website . One link is directed to a report which was broadcast by the German television channel
On November 14th 2008 a news item was posted on the Al-Hesbah online forum entitled: “15 thousand Swedes have converted to Islam since the publication of the offensive caricatures”. According to the report, 15,000 Swedish citizens between the ages of 20-40, converted to Islam after
The “Sada Al-Jihad” (the Echo of Jihad) magazine, published every month on behalf of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), dedicated a significant portion of its 31st issue to the terrorist attack carried out in Mumbai, November 26th-29th 2008.
The Jihadi online forums and the Arab media reported at the end of January 2009, that Saeed Ali Al-Shehri, aged 35, leader of the “Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia” organization (the “Qaidat Bilad Al-Haramein”), former prisoner no. 372 in Guantanamo, is now the deputy leader of
On August 24th 2008, an online surfer posted on the “Al-Hesbah” Jihadi forum a post titled: “How to become an Al-Qaeda member?”. According to him, a few terms should be fulfilled in order to become an Al-Qaeda member.
During February 2009, one of the surfers in the Al-Faloja forum published aerial photographs of American bases in Al-Udeid and As-Sayliyah in Qatar.
A suicide bomber carried out a suicide attack in Yemen on March 15th 2009, killing four South Korean tourists and a Yemeni citizen. Three days later, on March 18th 2009, another suicide bomber blew himself up in Sana’a using an explosives belt, when a convoy
The “Islam on-line” website reported on August 25th 2008 that attacking American and Israeli websites is considered “electronic Jihad”. In the report it was stated that the “Al-Azhar” Religious Ruling Committee has published a “fatwa” allowing the hacking of American and Israeli websites damaging to
Cyberspace serves as very fertile ground for activity for the Al-Qaeda organization and other Jihadi organizations, in the recruitment of new members and supporters to their ranks. It also serves as a conduit for the training of potential fighters for terrorist attacks by using appropriate
The debate regarding the legitimacy of harming innocent people continues to be the focus of differences of opinion on Jihadi forums, particularly against the backdrop of increasing criticism against the Jihadi organizations, for harming innocent Muslim and non-Muslim civilians. Members of the Jihadi forums debate
Al-Qaeda and other Jihadi organizations have identified the enormous potential of the internet as a public relations and propaganda tool, and a conduit for transferring operational information. They, therefore, put considerable effort into bringing detailed explanations of the benefits to be obtained from these technological
In January 2009 the international media reported that Al-Qaeda activists have closed their training base in the mountains of the Tizi Ouzou region in Algeria, after a failed experiment held with non-conventional weapons, which caused the death of 40 activists. The terrorist organizations’ aspirations to
On September 11, 2008, the Al-Faloja forum published Al-Qaeda’s “Seven Stages Plan” – an operational strategy plan, comprising a number of stages with a defined time-table. The plan is divided into seven stages, and spread over a period of 20 years. It commenced in 2000,
During the past year, it would appear that Global Jihad organizations have increased their efforts to produce and distribute propaganda films and messages on Germany. This effort complements the trend that has been apparent for the past two years of Islamizing Germans, a step that
On April 9th, 2009, the Egyptian media reported extensively on the exposure of a 49 member terrorist network, which operated in Egypt on behalf of the Lebanese Hezbollah organization.
The Hezbollah organization is supplying military and logistical training to the Yemenite Al-Khawthi group
In different occasions Al-Qaeda leaders and ideologists stated their views that democracies, constitutional governments, and insufficiently Islamic monarchies are equally unacceptable forms of governance for Islamic societies, because they empower human rulers and man-made legal systems rather than the law of God.
an internal discourse between Al-Maqdisi’s ideology and Al-Zarqawi’s way
Over the last few months several calls made on the behalf of senior Al-Qaeda members, asking for financial aid for the Jihad organizations suffering from financial trouble, were detected on Jihadi online forums.
In recent months, Jihadi online forums have been discussing oil installations, oil tankers, oil pipes etc. as being attractive targets for a terrorist attack. Despite the fact that the desire to attack oil installations is not new, it would seem that the discussion of this
Recently, Jihadi online forums have been focusing attention on the western marine forces’ presence in the high seas and marking them as a target for terrorist attacks. This trend stems, in all probability, from the media resonance surrounding the success of Somali pirates in taking
It is no secret that the western countries enjoy a clear economic, technological and military superiority over Muslim societies in the modern post-colonial age.
The online Jihadi community constitutes a central component in the Jihadi propaganda array and is an important target audience for the consumption of messages from Al-Qaeda’s leadership.
The online Jihadi community constitutes a central component in the Jihadi propaganda array and is an important target audience for the messages sent by Al-Qaeda’s leadership and other Jihadi organizations.
Over the past year, a concentrated effort has been made by the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) to focus the attention of Global Jihad on the Chinese oppression, which according to contentions, is being waged against the Muslim population in eastern Turkistan.