November 22, 2016 No.

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary

The following are some of this week's reports from the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Project, which translates and analyzes content from sources monitored around the clock, among them the most important jihadi websites and blogs. (To view these reports in full, you must be a paying member of the JTTM; for membership information, send an email to [email protected] with "Membership" in the subject line.)

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EXCLUSIVE: Al-Shabab Video Shows Fighter Admitting To Working For Rwandan Intelligence, Receiving $4,000 From CIA Office In Somalia

On November 21, 2016, Al-Kata'ib, the media arm of Al-Shabab, the Somalia-based and Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi group, released a video featuring one of its fighters admitting to being approached and recruited via Facebook to work for Rwandan intelligence, which he said had transferred cash to him via the money wiring service Dahabshiil.


ISIS Children Execute 'Spies,' Threatens Russia And West With Attacks Warning: Graphic

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Article In AQAP Weekly Highlights Prominent Pro-Al-Qaeda Figures' Reactions To Trump Win

On November 11, 2016, Al-Masra, the weekly newspaper of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published an article highlighting reactions to Donald Trump's presidential win by prominent Muslim figures who are either affiliated with, supporters or, or sympathetic to Al-Qaeda. 


Al-Qaeda Weekly: Bannon's Appointment And Giuliani's Potential Appointment As State Secretary Expose Real Face Of Future Trump Administration

An article in the latest issue of Al-Masra, the Arabic weekly magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), discussed the future administration of U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump. Reports on the developments in U.S. politics have become a regular feature of the weekly, usually consisting of a matter-of-fact review of coverage from the mainstream American press. 


French-Language Islamic State Media Outlet Mocks French Government's Anti-Radicalization Campaign - And Its Twitter Hashtag

On November 19, 2016, the Islamic State (ISIS) French-language media outlet An-Nur Media Center released a series of images mocking the Twitter hashtag of the French government's anti-radicalization initiative. The images were circulated via social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Telegram.


Pro-ISIS Hacking Group Posts 'Kill List' Of Members Of Activist Group Located In Germany, U.S., Norway

Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram are circulating a "kill list" comprising members of the Al-Raqqa-based activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS). Some of the individuals for targeting are identified as located in New York City, Boston, Berlin, and Oslo.


ISIS Sinai Beheads Two 'Soothsayers,' One Of Them An Elderly Sufi Sheikh

On November 18, 2016, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai released a photo report documenting the execution, by its religious police force, of two people convicted of being "soothsayers." The pictures, were posted on a Telegram channel associated with ISIS's Sinai province and on jihadi forums.


Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Calls On Fighters To Stop Saving Photos Of Wives On Their Cellphones

On November 21, 2016, Al-Hayjaa, (Arabic for Combat), a pro-ISIS Telegram channel, published a post warning ISIS fighters against saving photos of their wives on their cellphones. 


Pro-ISIS Telegram User Posts Report On Four Chinese Illegals Captured In Indonesian City Of Bogor

On November 8, 2016, pro-ISIS Telegram user posted a report in Indonesian regarding four Chinese nationals who illegally entered the Indonesian city of Bogor.


Prominent Jihadi Tech Group Warns Of Counterfeit Telegram Channel

On November 22, 2016, the official Telegram account of the Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF), a pro-ISIS to the group, issued an urgent notice warning its supporters about a counterfeit channel on Telegram that bears the EHF name and logo.


Letter From AQIM To Al-Qaeda Central Sheds Further Light On Secret 2010 Ceasefire Agreement Between Al-Qaeda And Mauritanian Government

On November 17, 2016, the oppositionist Mauritanian newspaper Taqadoumy published a letter sent from leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) to Al-Qaeda's central leadership in 2010. The letter sheds light on a ceasefire agreement signed between Al-Qaeda and the Mauritanian government.