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The Lebanese Shiite vs. Hezbollah’s Hegemony

The popular protests the Lebanese regime in condemnation of its corruption and the economic crisis, which started in October 2019 however paused due to COVID-19 and resumed in June 2020, includes, in addition to Sunni and Christian protesters, a growing number of Shiite protesters

Ongoing Threats to Coptic Churches in Egypt

The terrorist attack on the Al-Qiddissin church in Alexandria on January 1st 2011 marked a peak in the inter-religion tension between Muslims and Christians. The attack was preceded by many weeks of threats to carry out terrorist attacks against Christian targets around the world, particularly

143 Al-Qaeda blogs were blocked

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

Switzerland as a target for radical Islamist propaganda

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

Islamization processes in Germany

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

Islamic conversion efforts in Sweden

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

Training Jihad activists via the internet

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 Internet at the Service of Jihad Organizations

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