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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Responding to the March 15, 2019, attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Al-Murhafat published an article on its Telegram channel titled The New Zealand Massacre And The Path To Salvation.
On March 16, 2019, the pro-ISIS Muntasir Media outlet released a video on Telegram in response to the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand targeting Muslims praying at local mosques. T
On March 18, 2019, the Voice of Islam media center of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi group active in Chinese-occupied East Turkestan and Syria, released an eight-minute video in Arabic titled To the 'Ulamaa' of the Islamic Ummah, featuring an audio message by the group's leader Abd Al-Haqq Turkestani.
On March 16, 2019, a Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, which had been inactive for several months, released a video titled Decapitation of a Spy Member of the Security Forces on Tunisia, Apostate Muhamad Al-Akhdar Makhlufi, in Jabal Maghilla.
Pakistani jihadi organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) is one of the jihadi groups currently fighting Indian security forces in Jammu & Kashmir. It operates mainly from Pakistan. This report includes the names and web addresses of some of its magazines and newspapers. Some of the organization's websites publish journals while others coordinate JeM's religious activities and promote the writings and speeches of JeM emir Maulana Masood Azhar.
On March 13, 2019, Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH), considered an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir, released a pre-recorded video statement of Abu Hamas, a terrorist whom Indian security forces killed along with two other militants on March 16, 2018, in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir. His real name was Haq Nawaz.
On March 19, 2019, a Syria-based fundraising group dedicated to supporting the mujahideen and the families of "martyred" fighters announced on Telegram that it had opened bank accounts with Al-Naqd Bank in Sarmada and the Sham Bank in Idlib, Syria.
On March 11, 2019, a jihadi Telegram channel shared a list of Snapchat accounts belonging to Arab foreign fighters involved in jihadi activities in Syria.
On March 18, 2019, Al-Qaeda's affiliates in North Africa and the African Sahel, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Group for the Support Of Islam and the Muslims (GSIM), released a joint statement in response to the New Zealand terror attacks.
On March 18, 2019, Abu Qatadah Al-Filastini, a jihadi ideologue residing in Jordan, wrote a post on his Telegram channel encouraging Muslims in the West to acquire military training in the aftermath of the recent New Zealand mosque attacks.
On March 19, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group released a poster on Telegram in response to the attack that occurred on March 18, 2019, in Utrecht, Netherlands, in which three people were killed and five others injured in a shooting incident on a tram.
Several jihadi media outlets have reacted to the March 15, 2019 attack on two mosques in the New Zealand capital of Christchurch by releasing posters and images on Telegram calling the massacre part of the alleged global crusade against Islam and the Muslims. Some of these posters explicitly called for retaliatory attacks in the West, specifically threatening Christians and Pope Francis.
On March 17, 2019, the pro-Al-Qaeda cleric from Gaza, Nael Musran Bin Ghazi, wrote a message on Telegram in Arabic and English in response to the New Zealand terror attacks of March 15, 2019.
On March 18, 2019, Al-Furqan, the media arm of the Islamic State (ISIS), released an audio recording featuring the group's spokesman Abu Al-Hassan Al-Muhajir calling on ISIS supporters in the West to avenge the recent killing of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.
On March 21, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Part Two in a video series titled "The Meanings Of Perseverance," which highlights the group's defiance, perseverance, and willingness to fight in the town of Baghouz, the last piece of land ISIS controls in Syria.
On March 20, 2019, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacking group Caliphate Cyber Shield released a video promising and calling for revenge for the Christchurch, New Zealand terror attack.
The editorial in Issue 174 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba', released on March 21, 2019, criticized the response of Muslims worldwide, including key figures and leaders, to the March 15 terror attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
On March 21, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) released a seven-minute video lambasting coalition forces and the destruction their bombings have caused.
On March 21, 2019, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters shared an English audio message on Telegram allegedly recorded by an ISIS fighter currently in Baghouz, Syria, which delivers a message of support to the victims of the March 15 New Zealand terror attacks.
On March 19, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released a eulogy on Telegram for Brian De Mulder, a young Belgian from Antwerp who died while fighting for ISIS in Syria.
On March 13, 2019, Al-Naba, the weekly newspaper of the Islamic State (ISIS), published an article eulogizing Fabien Clain aka Abu Anas Al-Faransi and Jean-Michel Clain aka Abu Uthman Al-Faransi. The two were French ISIS fighters, media officials, and brothers who were killed in airstrikes in Syria.
Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): UK Man Creates Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Pages To Raise Money For People In Syria; Promotes Umrah ('Pilgrimage') Tour, Pages Raising Money For People In Yemen And Syria; Posts Content Featuring Sheikhs Anwar Al-'Awlaki And Suleiman Anwar
On March 18, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed that it killed an Italian Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter in Baghuz, Syria.
On March 18, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released several photographs on Telegram of an IED attack on Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) members which it perpetrated near the Al-Busayra checkpoint, in Deir Al-Zour.
On March 19, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in West Africa released a set of photographs documenting an attack on a military position in Diffa Region in southern Niger, near the village of Toumour. ISIS fighters are increasingly active in this border area between Niger, Nigeria, and Chad.
On March 11, 2019, the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) rebel faction in Syria released a two-page statement titled, "The Syrian Revolution Will Not Die."
On March 19, 2019, Amjad Visual Productions, a media outlet of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), released a 20-minute video in commemoration of the eighth anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, which is considered to have begun on March 15, 2011.
On March 12, 2019, Al-Ansar Battalion, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) group, posted a video that featured instructions for disseminating pro-ISIS content on Twitter.
On March 19, 2019, Somali Al-Qaeda-affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM) published a communique celebrating the recent graduation ceremony held for students in its Shari'a Institute For Higher Studies.
Speaking in the town of Mirpur in Pakistani Kashmir, extremist cleric Ravees Khan Ayyubi criticized the Pakistani government for freeing the captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whose aircraft was downed by Pakistan.
In his column in the March 8-14, 2019 issue of the jihadi weekly Haftroza Al-Qalam, Maulana Masood Azhar, the emir of the Pakistani jihadi organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), rejected Indian media reports of his death.
On March 13, 2019, a report in the Pakistani daily Roznama Ummat, which is close to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization), revealed the key points agreed on during the latest round of the U.S.-Taliban talks, which ended in Doha on March 12, 2019.
On March 8, 2019, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) issued a statement reiterating their position that the ongoing talks with the United States are only about the American withdrawal from Afghanistan.