On April 4, 2023, a user of a Rocket.Chat server operated by Islamic State (ISIS) supporters posted a five-page PDF file in French containing a series of links to ISIS content that had been uploaded to the California-based Internet Archive (archive.org). The material, still accessible on the platform, contains archived and current ISIS materials such as multimedia productions, publications, as well as speeches by ISIS leaders, and threats by French-speaking jihadis and perpetrators of past attacks in France.
Access To Material "Essential" For ISIS Supporters
The document opens with the following message: "Below are links to websites indispensable for all Muslims, men and women, and every person that supports the Islamic State."
Highlighted for importance, the document urges users to adopt safe browsing measures. It recommends the use of VPN, namely ORFOX, a privacy-focused web browser for use with Orbot on TOR anonymizer and advises against sharing links with random people. The document labels the links that require the use of TOR with an asterisk.
Extensive Jihad Library On Archive.Org
All links provided in the document lead to materials uploaded on the Internet Archive, beginning with links to general search using terms in Roman alphabet such as ISIS, Dawlat ("State"), and Islamic State, and the term "Islamic State" in Arabic.
"The links above allow access to over 150,000 materials, with at least 100,000 of official Islamic State videos," read the post.
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