Pro-ISIS Telegram User Shares Video Of US Army Official, Calls On Supporters To Continue The 'Media War'

June 4, 2020

On June 3, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) user on Telegram shared a video featuring a U.S. Army official saying that the Global Coalition has partnered with social media companies to stop ISIS from spreading propaganda online. The user added: "The media war is tense, and you, the supporters of the Caliphate, can take part in it."

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May 27, 2020
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Syracuse, NY Imam Khadar Bin Muhammad: Protests Do Not Help And We Cannot Win An Armed Resistance, So We Should Move Back To Africa And Hurt The U.S. Economically

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Source: The Internet - "Imam Khadar Bin Muhammad on Facebook"

Khadar Bin Muhammad, the imam of Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah in Syracuse, New York, posted a video to his Facebook page on May 27, 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd. He said that the Muslim response to the killing of black civilians by police should not be armed retribution, and that Islam forbids killing policemen in a "cowboy manner." He called upon his viewers to leave America for Africa because America is unsafe for African Americans and in order to take African American purchasing power elsewhere. Adding that there are many countries willing to accept them, Bin Muhammad said: "I'm talking about grabbing our bags, grabbing our money, and going to invest in a place where we can be safe together." For more about Khadar Bin Muhammad see MEMRI Clip No. TV 7882.

Khadar Bin Muhammad: "People have protested. They have jumped in the streets. Nothing has changed. 'Arm yourself.' Okay, that's cool. 'Arm yourself.' That sounds nice. But the reality is that you will not win an armed resistance. That's just reality. The best plan, which will hurt them the most, is not to go after the police and kill police. As Muslims we don't support that reality. We don't support that as Muslims... 'Go grab a gun, kill a police officer, eye-for-eye'...  Not in that manner, not in that cowboy manner. Any type of qisas or retribution in Islam has to be taken through the government. And obviously the government here is not going to take qisas on our behalf, is not going to take retribution on our behalf. So that is cut out. You might as well cut that out. To think that you can grab a gun and think you can go do harm to someone else. That is not an Islamic viewpoint and it is not a safe viewpoint as well. The real pain that you can bring to this type of situation is economical — is economical.

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"A system such as American cannot stand on its own without our economical support that we give to it. When we are one of the greatest — as they say — buyers in this country. We're one of the greatest buyers in this country! We purchase everything. If we took our wealth that we have — and we have a lot of wealth as Africans in America — and we left this country. It would hurt it more than anything else.

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"Well, where should we go? If you haven't been to Africa yet, you better go. Take your plane once you are able to and go see that Africa is not what they show you on TV, that there are so many places willing to welcome us back into our society. Or, it doesn't have to be Africa, if you don't feel like you came from Africa. Whatever your situation might be. Why stay here and seek help from someone who doesn't want to help you?

[...]

"But now we have an option. We don't have to stay here. You have a passport. There's places that will accept you. We see so many brothers and sisters that's moving to Africa, and they are showing us the pictures that they have. They're showing us their homes that they have. Africa is not a bunch of flies flying around children's heads like they show you on the TV.

[...]

"Who is willing to make a step forward? And I am not talking about violence. I'm talking about grabbing our bags, grabbing our money, and going to invest in a place [so] that we can be safe together."

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May 30, 2020
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Pro-Iran Lebanese Political Analyst Anis Al-Naqqash: Iran Can Help Venezuela; Missiles From Caracas Can Hit U.S. Cities And Oil Rigs; Israel Will Be Destroyed, Perhaps In Less Than 5 Years

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Source: NBN TV (Lebanon)

Lebanese political analyst Anis Al-Naqqash said in a May 30, 2020 interview on NBN TV (Lebanon) that America can't do anything against Iran. He said that Iran is not limited to the Persian Gulf region with regard to retaliation against America and that Venezuela might not remain silent if Iranian oil tankers in the region are harassed. He explained that prior to the recent arrival of Iranian oil tankers in Venezuela, the Venezuelan government had tested powerful surface-to-surface and anti-ship missiles, which he said surprised the Americans. He elaborated that Iran could help Venezuela with weapons and technical assistance in the same way that it has helped Gaza and the Houthis in Yemen, and he pointed out that missiles with a range of 2,500 kilometers can reach from Venezuela to American oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and American cities. Furthermore, Al-Naqqash said that it is very possible that Israel will be annihilated in the next five years and that the only thing preventing the destruction of Israel is the United States, which he predicted will soon collapse. Al-Naqqash was involved in a 1975 terrorist attack in which three people were killed. He was sentenced to life in prison in France but was pardoned after serving ten years.

Anis Al-Naqqash: "It's game over. America got a beating and kept silent. There is nothing America can do [against Iran]. Some say: 'Okay, you can challenge them in the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea, but the response will come elsewhere.' My response is: Who says Iran can only retaliate in its vicinity or in the Gulf against the United States? Who says that Venezuela will remain silent if the Iranian tankers are harassed? Before the arrival of the [Iranian] tankers, Venezuela conducted an exercise and tested accurate missiles with high explosive yield - a surface-to-surface missile and an anti-ship missile. This was a message that surprised the Americans, who did not think that these missiles exist in Venezuela.

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"[Iran] managed to arm besieged Gaza with such missile capabilities and provided technical assistance to the [Houthi] Yemenis, and this enabled them to produce missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometers, and in the future, it will be thousands of kilometers... Can't the same [Iran] support Venezuela? I wrote on Facebook a year ago that a missile with a 2,500-kilometer range that is launched from Caracas can reach the Gulf of Mexico and hit the American oil rigs, as well as American cities.

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"I see the war to liberate Palestine and end the Zionist entity in less than a decade – if not in less than five years even. I expect it to be soon.

Interviewer: "It can be in less than five years?"

Al-Naqqash: "Yes, that is very possible. This means that we will not make do with sending five tankers to Venezuela. Rather, we will annihilate the most important entity in West Asia and the Middle East. Despite the American support, the U.S. will not be able to save it.

Interviewer: "Aren't you underestimating the American capabilities?"

Al-Naqqash: "People see a picture in its three dimensions, but I see it in all four dimensions, including the ones from the future. This is why I conclude that the strategic circumstances that provided protection for Israel begun to collapse. The United States, which is the leader of this global system that supports Israel will be paralyzed in this war. Let me tell you something more honestly. What stops the resistance today from starting and winning a war against the Zionist entity are not the Israeli capabilities but the central position of the U.S. This central position [of the U.S.] delays the war, because we know for sure that it will become easier for us in the near future, once [the U.S.] collapses and is unable to intervene in the war."

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May 31, 2020
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American Islamic Scholar Najeeb 'Al-Anjelesi': Muslims Should Not Participate In Riots Following The Death Of George Floyd; It Is Forbidden To Redress Oppression With Oppression

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Source: The Internet - "Pure Islaam on Facebook"

On May 31, 2020, American Islamic scholar Najeeb "Al-Anjelesi," who is originally from Los Angeles, posted a video on the Pure Islaam Youtube channel as well as his Facebook page addressing the protests in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. Al-Anjelesi, who had been teaching Islam in Montgomery, Alabama, as late as 2017, said that the riots in Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States are considered strife, chaos, and corruption according to Islam, and that participating in these riots is forbidden according to Islamic texts. He said that the killing of George Floyd by police officers was undoubtedly an act of oppression, but that these riots are also forms of oppression. Adding that one cannot "redress oppression with oppression," Al-Anjelesi said that when a Muslim imitates the "stupidity" of the infidels, it will lead to his failure.

Najeeb 'Al-Anjelesi': "The Muslim that is participating in the disorder, the strife, and the chaos that is currently afflicting the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota - and in other places - for the Muslim that participates in this, [it means] that he imitates the hypocrites.

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"That which we see occurring in the States, today, from what originated in Minneapolis and has now taken shape in other places, New York, Chicago, and even back home in Los Angeles - as I was talking to one of the brothers in LA earlier today - this is without a doubt considered to be strife and chaos.

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"This, oh servant of Allah, is not befitting for a Muslim to participate in, while knowing that it is - within Islamic legislation - considered corruption.

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"There is no doubt that the actions of these police officers against George Floyd, without a doubt it is oppression. Nobody is arguing that. It was oppression and it was going beyond bounds. However, the oppression of these particular police officers does not now justify - in Islamic texts - the redressing or the combating of that oppression with oppression. [...]

"These types of actions that the people are participating in are considered prohibited within the text.

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"Imitating the infidels and their stupidity can and always will be a means to the failure of the Muslim."

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May 22, 2020
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Iranian Video Titled 'COVID-1948' Compares Israel To Coronavirus: Like Coronavirus, Israel Should Be Fought By Boosting Our Abilities; We Must Rid The World Of This Virus Forever

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Source: Channel 2 (Iran)

On May 22, 2020, Channel 2 (Iran) aired a video titled "COVID-1948" comparing Israel to the coronavirus. The narrator said that the world has been shocked that coronavirus has prevented children from going out to play while Israel has been bombing hospitals and killing children. He said that it is clear in which "lab" Israel was created and added that becoming stronger and increasing solidarity and unity can defeat Israel just as it can defeat COVID-19. He said: "It is enough for the freedom-seeking countries of the world to join hearts [to] rid the world of this virus forever."

Narrator: "Virus: A small thing that causes diseases. In order to reproduce, it needs a live cell of a host, a body, a living being, or maybe a living civilization. Yes, maybe a civilization.

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"As scientists were making efforts to understand viruses, a dangerous epidemic and 'virus' had been taking form, and no one had been able to identify it. It gradually spread, and in 1948, it was recognized by the UN: COVID-1948.

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"It is surprising that COVID-19 has amazed the world, since it is much less potent and much more limited in scope than COVID-1948 - or better yet, the virus of Israel. World opinion is shocked as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, since children have been locked in their homes and can't go out and play. Hospitals are becoming the world's holiest places and nurses are becoming the world's superheroes. But for over 70 years, the world has been ignoring the oppressive virus of Israel, which affects [Palestinian] civilization and its children. Its hospitals have been demolished by the bombings carried out by this virus, and for years, its children have been locked in their homes for fear of missile attacks - that is, if they are still alive. While the coronavirus limited people's movement in the cities for a few days, for years COVID-1948 has been interrupting the lives of the oppressed Palestinians and it has stolen from them the right to live. The newspapers are discussing whether coronavirus was made in a lab, whereas it was proven long ago in which labs COVID-1948 had been created, and which country has supported it. According to scientists, the best way to fight viruses is to boost the abilities of the host's body. Coronavirus will be defeated because people have been taking it seriously and have made themselves stronger. By means of the solidarity and unity that people have formed and with mutual assistance, coronavirus will be defeated. This is the same thing needed in order to defeat COVID-1948, that is, the virus of Israel. It is enough for the freedom-seeking countries of the world to join hearts and help each other to rid the world of this virus forever."

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June 3, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8778

Turkish Government Charity Organization Operates In Regions Of Syria Controlled By Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham

June 3, 2020
Special Dispatch No. 8778
The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here. On May 30, 2020, an event honoring fighters wounded in battles against the Syrian regime and its allies was held in the city of Idlib, Syria, which is controlled by Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). The event, titled "My Steadfastness Has No Limits" and featuring the distribution of monetary grants to disabled fighters, was organized by the Turkish government-affiliated Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı (TDV) charity organization. It was extensively covered by the pro-rebel media, including the HTS news agency.[1] Photos from the event published by the HTS news agency Ebaa. On its website, TDV bills itself as having been "founded to support the activities of the [Turkish] Ministry of Religious Affairs, to help religious services reach more people, and for the raising of a generation employed in religious service," and states that it operates in 149 countries.[2] The organization's logo TDV operates in northern Syria, both in regions where Turkey implemented its Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations that are now essentially under Turkish control, and in HTS-controlled areas. For example, on September 25, 2019, it was reported that the organization had, in conjunction with the Pakistan-based Bayt Al-Salam charity organization, erected 100 homes in Idlib province for families of orphans, the disabled, and slain fighters.[3] As in the instance of the activity for the disabled fighters, it appears that TDV's activity in HTS-controlled areas is carried out with the approval of HTS, or at least with its knowledge of it. While previously there was a dispute between TDV and HTS over the administration of two refugee camps in HTS-controlled territory in Idlib, it was resolved that TDV would bring about the HTS-controlled Syrian Salvation Government's (SSG) approval of the appointments for the administration of both camps.[4] Thus, the TDV joins the ranks of Turkish charity organizations cooperating with HTS.[5]   [1] Telegram, May 31, 2020. [2] Tdv.org/tr-TR/kurumsal, accessed June 1, 2020. [3] Enabbaladi.net, September 25, 2019. [4] Arabstoday.net, November 22, 2018.

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Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Posts English Translation Of ISIS Speech, Urges Supporters To Share It On Social Media

June 3, 2020

On June 1, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel shared an English translation of a speech by ISIS's official spokesman. The channel commended the pro-ISIS media group that created the translation, and urged ISIS supporters to post the translation on social media, noting that many people are searching for a transcript of the speech, but cannot find it in the mainstream media.

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June 3, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8777

Palestinian Journalist: Arab Society Too Is Steeped In Racism, Especially Against Blacks

June 3, 2020
Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 8777
  The May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd, a black man, by former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, and the ensuing protests across the U.S.,  sparked many reactions in the Arab press,  which focused on accusing the U.S. of racism and discrimination, both towards its own citizens and towards other nations. In response to this discourse, Palestinian journalist 'Abd Al-Ghani Salameh published an article in the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Ayyam titled "What Racism Are You Talking About?". In it, he argued that Arab societies have also been steeped for millennia in racism and discrimination – against minorities, women and in particular blacks. He called on the Arabs to acknowledge this racism and denounce it before condemning the racism of others. The following are translated excerpts from his article:[1]  Image: Aljazeera.com, May 31, 2020 "The murder of the American citizen George Floyd by a police officer exposed the extent of the racism that prevails in American society. [But] this case is not the first of its kind. The [American] police is often too harsh with black suspects. [Moreover,] the manifestations of racism are not confined to police brutality but also characterize [other] broad sectors. According to the British Guardian, American blacks, including those from strong social sectors, suffer discrimination. They receive less pay compared to their white colleagues, receive different [quality] healthcare, and are sentenced to longer terms in prison [if they are convicted of a crime]. Judges are [also] quicker to sentence a criminal death if he is dark-skinned. "Although American society has begun to recover from expressions of racism since the abolition [of the discriminatory laws] in the late 1960s, and although [the U.S.] even elected a black president, Barak Obama, as well as some congressmen of various races and backgrounds, it appears that Trump's populist, racist right-wing discourse has revived  the racist fundamentalist right-wing groups and fanned the discourse of hatred against minorities and various ethnic groups [in the U.S.], including blacks… "Floyd's tragedy is also an opportunity for us Arabs to examine the forms of racism that have existed in our [societies] for millennia: racism against blacks, against women, against minorities, against people of other faiths or sects, and against the disabled. Just as we demand to expose the American, Israeli or European racism against the Muslim communities, we must also examine our own racism, acknowledge its existence, and only then resume our justified campaign against all forms of discrimination and racism. Otherwise our criticism of America’s and Israel’s racism is completely meaningless… "It seems that racism has been rooted in Arab societies for a very long time. Arab slave-traders plied the Indian ocean for centuries, carrying African slaves to the Arabian Peninsula and from there to the Old World countries. When Islam emerged and called for justice and non-discrimination, and encouraged the liberation of slaves because all men are equal, [Arab] society did not heed this divine call… "In Arab culture, the color black has negative, reprehensible and pessimistic connotations, while the color white is associated with cleanliness, beauty and optimism. This cultural [trend] is reflected in  various popular proverbs and sayings, such as the curse 'may Allah blacken your face' or the saying ‘a white penny for a black day,' [in which] money represents wellbeing and whiteness signifies happiness, whereas poverty and deprivation are [described as] black. An Arab proverb says, ‘When the black man is hungry he steals and when he is sated he fornicates’… Dark-skinned people are sometimes called ‘crows,’ likening them to these black birds, which are considered unlucky.  "The saying 'dark but beautiful' has racist overtones, as though beauty softens the 'crime' of being dark-skinned. Fair-skinned girls have always been more desirable from birth and tend to marry younger, whereas dark-skinned girls are less desirable and are often teased in school, and even in the media. "In addition to the racism against blacks, there are hundreds of examples in our [Arab societies] of racism against Asian and African servants and workers, especially in Lebanon and the Gulf, but also in the rest of the Arab countries. It comes to the point that they are beaten, arrested, deprived of sleep, humiliated and robbed of their pay – treatment that does not meet the lowest standards of humaneness. "Furthermore, there is even worse racist discrimination against women. A study conducted in 2014 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on discrimination against women worldwide placed Yemen in the first place, followed by Sudan and Somalia. Saudi Arabia and Lebanon were in first place [among the countries] whose family laws discriminate against women. The Arab woman is still exposed to beatings and humiliation by her husband and by other men in her family, who [can] deprive her of her inheritance and keep her from seeing her children if she is divorced. True, such behaviors are common throughout the world, but they are especially bad in Arab societies. "Similarly, there is also discrimination against the disabled, on [both] the official and popular levels. An example is the absence of laws protecting these sectors, or the non-implementation of the laws that do exist. [This discrimination is also reflected in] people's everyday behavior, in degrading and patronizing [attitudes] and pity, or in cruelty and disrespect. This is reflected in popular sayings.  "As for discrimination against anyone of a different faith or sect, it is the gravest of the phenomena [described here], especially in the recent decades, during which it has given rise to civil wars, sectarian conflicts, acts of terror against innocent people, a culture of takfir [accusations of heresy] and accusations of treason, and an attitude that disparages and excludes ethnic minorities and [various] small sects. "This racist culture clearly engenders many racist incidents and racist attitudes, some of which have also surfaced on social media, arousing anger – but most of these cases have been completely forgotten. "Racism in our [societies] is an ugly social phenomenon and a loathsome mental disorder, which we must purge from our hearts before we criticize others for their racism…”   [1] Al-Ayyam (PA), June 3, 2020.

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Pro-ISIS Group Distributed Hundreds Of Accounts To Its Followers During Ramadan - Including ProtonMail, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, WhasApp, NordVPN, And Hoop

June 3, 2020

On June 2, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group published a poster on Telegram summarizing its activities on social media since the beginning of the month of Ramadan. According to the poster, the group distributed hundreds of accounts to its supporters across different platforms, including Protonmail, Twitter, Facebook, NordVPN, Instagram, and Gmail, as well as phone numbers for use on Telegram and WhatsApp. The group also listed the number of verification codes it provided its followers for using with Twitter, Facebook, and Hoop accounts.

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