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Periodical Review October 2010 – No. 2

This report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the first half of October 2010. Following are the main issues raised in this report:

• A discussion surrounding “Al-Qaeda’s 7 point strategy” arose on the “Shumukh Al-Islam” Jihadi forum. The discussion took place following the American withdrawal from Iraq.
• The Taliban threatens to carry out terrorist attacks in the Netherlands.
• Surfers call for the abduction of Americans in Islamic countries in response to the American aerial attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
• The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula military commander declares the founding of the “Aden-Abyan Army”.
• The “Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen” leadership in Somalia denies that there are disagreements within the organization’s leadership. This denial follows increasing numbers of reports on troubled relationships between the organization’s leaders.

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