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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WhatsApp, the most widely used messaging app worldwide – with over two billion active users worldwide, as of this writing – is also very popular among jihadi groups and individuals and their supporters, including the Islamic State (ISIS), Al-Qaeda, Hizbullah, the Taliban, and others. On a daily basis, the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) is tracking jihadis who are communicating, planning, and fundraising on the platform. This report highlights in detail the wide range of ways in which they are using it.
An American man was released from prison on parole in 2019 after a sentence for second-degree murder, which was racially motivated. On Facebook, he shares sermons from several jihadi clerics.
A pro-ISIS preacher has been circulating extremist teachings for the past five years on Facebook and YouTube.
Since June 20, 2020, a pro-ISIS preacher has been delivering live lectures via Zoom on the well-known hadith collection. The lectures are promoted on Instagram.
On July 6, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published a brief article on Telegram, arguing that in its war against ISIS the U.S. is forced to choose one of three options, all of which spell its defeat.
The media arm of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan ("The Movement Of The Pakistani Taliban," TTP), has released a video that reviews and explains the significance of the sniper rifles used by jihadis and various governments.
On July 7, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda outlet released a one-minute video clip on Telegram showing footage of an IED attack which targeted a convoy of the MINUSMA on the previous day, in Mali.
On June 28, 2020, a fighter from the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a booklet in which he recounts multiple attacks and operations against the forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the forces it backs in Yemen.
On July 9, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) released its weekly newspaper, in which the editorial accuses the Italian government of engaging in drug trade with the Syrian regime and claiming that there is a connection between the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and the opium trade there.
While the war between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda continues in many countries where jihadi groups are active, ISIS can now boast complete dominance of another jihadi front – the Sinai Peninsula.
In recent days, the Islamic State (ISIS) has stepped up its attacks on Syrian regime forces and allied militias in the Badia desert region of Syria.
After ISIS Large-Scale Attack In Mozambique Last Week, Its Weekly Editorial Warns 'Crusaders': Your Investments In Mozambique Are At Risk, Caliphate Soldiers Are Ready To Expand Battle Beyond Mozambican Borders
On July 2, 2020, the Islamic State's (ISIS) weekly included an editorial suggesting that the current battles in Mozambique are confined to areas close to gas fields, where foreign companies are investing "billions of dollars."
On July 7, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated West Africa Agency released its weekly magazine, which included a report which claims that ISIS fighters carried out a car bomb attack on Al-Qaeda operatives, which was followed by clashes in in Mali.
On July 8, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province claimed responsibility for a deadly ambush on a Nigerian Army in Nigeria.
On July 8, 2020, Islamic State's (ISIS) Wilayat Al-Yaman, or Yemen Province, claimed responsibility for attacks on Houthi positions in the Bahran area.
On July 2, 2020 a supporter of the Islamic State (ISIS) posted a series of Telegram posts telling the story of a Somali-British ISIS member who was executed by Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab) on charges of spying for British intelligence.
On July 1, 2020, the Gaza-based jihadi group Jaysh Al-Islam released a video focusing on the so-called "Deal of the Century" and the possibility that Israel will declare sovereignty over parts of the West Bank.
On July 7, 2020 a Telegram channel associated with the pro-Iranian Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) published photographs taken from the air of what are allegedly American planes at an airbase in Kuwait.
On July 5, 2020, a Telegram channel affiliated with a Michigan-based jihadi preacher distributed a document in English discussing the most secure methods for donating funds to female relatives of Islamic State (ISIS) members interned in camps administered by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria