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Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of November 2011

This report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of November 2011. Following are the main issues raised in this report:

• In an Eid Al-Adha sermon, Sheikh Abu Hayyan Asim lists the achievements of the mujahideen and the success of the Arab revolutions, which he sees as the beginning of the end of an age of secular tyranny.
• Abd Allah Khalid Al-Adam Abu Ubaydah argues that the Arab revolutions have destabilized the Middle East, as well as Western economies. He adds that democracy is not possible in Arab countries, because of the tribal nature of their societies.
• Sheikh Abu Al-Zuhara Al-Zubaydi, a senior member of the Lebanese Jihadist organization Fatah Al-Islam, advises the Syrian people how to conduct their uprising against Bashar Al-Assad.
• The Jihadi Web forum Al-Tahadi publishes a guidebook to the kibbutzim and villages on the periphery of the Gaza Strip, to facilitate attacking them.
• As part of a general trend of listing the names of, and then glorifying, martyrs, a link is posted to a CD of the teachings of Anwar Al-Awlaki.
• Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) secures new armaments.
• The supervisor of the Ansar Al-Mujahideen Web forum held a workshop titled, “A Campaign to Support the Somali People Against Kenyan-Israeli Aggression in Muslim Somali Territory”.
• Prominent contributor to Shumukh Al-Islam Ashik Al-Qaeda (lit. “Loves Al-Qaeda”) details the faults of the military council in Egypt, and makes his case for sending it the way of Mubarak.

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