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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According to a report in Roznama Ummat, a Pakistani Urdu daily, about 100 million rupees have been spent by devout people in Pakistan so far on building a mosque and shrine for Mumtaz Qadri, the elite security commando who assassinated Pakistan's liberal governor Salman Taseer. Taseer was assassinated in 2011 for advocating reforms to Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
The global Islamic revivalist organization Tablighi Jamaat has decided not to send a group of its preachers to China and Hong Kong following the outbreak of Coronavirus, which has claimed more than 425 lives, according to an Urdu-language daily.
On January 30, 2020, a pro-Islamic State media outlet released a video addressing the recent assassination of IRGC Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
On February 4, 2020, the official media outlet of Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab), released a statement congratulating Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) for the December 6, 2019, shooting attack at the U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.
On February 3, 2020, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video titled "Satisfy the Breasts of a Believing People Blessing and Declaration of Responsibility for the Attack on the U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida."
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On February 4, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province released a photoset documenting a raid it conducted on Askira Uba Village, in Borno State.
On February 3, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) official Nashir News Agency published a statement on Telegram claiming responsibility for the stabbing attack in a south London suburb on the previous day.
On February 3, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) branch in Sinai, Wilayat Sina or Sinai Province, claimed responsibility for an attack that took place on February 2 on a natural gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel, in a village near the town of Bi'r Al-'Abd in Egypt's North Sinai region.
On January 31, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video highlighting its recent attacks and operations in Salah Al-Din Province in Iraq. At nearly nine minutes long, the video was released on official ISIS distribution channels on Telegram and Hoop.
On February 1, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) Central Africa Province released a set of still photographs showing slain soldiers from the Mozambique Defence Armed Forces in the aftermath of an attack by ISIS in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado.
On February 5, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) India Province claimed responsibility for an attack on Indian police in Kashmir.
On January 29, 2020, a Syria-based jihadi cleric published a video on his Telegram channel praising a fighter who blew himself up on a group of Russian and Syrian soldiers in the city of Ma'rrat Al-Nu'man.
On February 1, 2020, the Red Headbands, an elite force within Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), carried out an inghimasi (commando attack behind enemy lines) attack in the Jam'iyat Al-Zahra' neighborhood of western Aleppo.
On January 29, 2020, the media outlet for Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, published a statement praising Al-Qaeda affiliate Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM) for its efforts in Mali to foil France's plans in the region.
On February 04, 2020, the media arm of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), a Syria-based jihadi group consisting of Uyghur fighters, released a video commemorating several "martyred" fighters, who were also media officials, for the role they had played in documenting the group's military operations.
On February 4, 2020, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the Sahel region, Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), released a statement on its Rocket.Chat channel reporting six separate operations the group had carried out.
In response to claims by detractors that it does not implement shari'a law in the areas under its control, on January 28, 2020, Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the Sahel region, published an article on Rocket.Chat.
According to a report in Roznama Ummat, an Urdu-language daily, the Kandahar Group – a faction within the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), which is currently engaged in talks with the U.S. in Doha, Qatar – is in favor of a peace agreement with the United States.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has warned India against sending troops to Afghanistan as part of an American proposal to deploy a United Nations-led peacekeeping force in the war-torn country, according to a Pakistani Urdu-language daily.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), which is currently engaged in peace talks with the U.S. in Doha, Qatar, released photos of its fighters graduating from the Mahmud Ghaznawi camp located somewhere in Afghanistan.
On January 31, 2020, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) released photographs of Taliban fighters graduating from a training center called Tariq Bin Ziyad Camp located somewhere in Afghanistan.