June 10, 2021 Special Announcements No. 1065

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: June 5 - 12, 2021

June 10, 2021
Special Announcements No. 1065

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: Islamic State (ISIS) Supporter Calls On Jihadis To Avenge Muslim Family Killed In Ontario Rampage, Pro-Al-Qaeda London-Based Egyptian Islamic Scholar Hani Al-Sibai: Western Authorities And Media Both Stereotype Muslims As Terrorists, But Not Christians Or Jews

On June 7, media outlets reported that 22-year-old Nathaniel Veltman killed four members of a Muslim family with his pickup truck in London, Ontario, Canada, in what the Canadian police described as a "planned, premeditated attack motivated by hate." An ISIS supporter called on Telegram for revenge.


EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Iran-Backed Militias Telegram Channel Threatens Drone Attacks On U.S. Forces In Iraq

On June 7, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq released a poster threatening to carry out drone attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq.


EXCLUSIVE: Interview Of Syrian Jihadi Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Leader Al-Joulani By U.S. Journalist Sparks Conflicting Reactions: 'Hypocrite And Liar' Vs 'Revolutionary Leader'

Reacting to a PBS documentary about Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, leader of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the group's opponents, including supporters of Al-Qaeda, upon whom HTS is cracking down, condemned Al-Joulani and his group and accused them of trying to ingratiate themselves with the West.


EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Article: U.S. Journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem Is Affiliated With HTS's Rivals; His Western Background, Ignorance Of Shari'a Confused His Judgment

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On June 7, 2021, American Syria-based journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem posted a link on his Telegram channel to an 18-minute YouTube video in which he was interviewed by the outlet Middle East Eye.


WARNING – GRAPHIC: ISIS Executes Christians Arrested At Checkpoint In The Mali, Niger, Sahel Area

On June 8, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province (ISWAP) released photos documenting the execution of eight men in the Sahel area, at the border between Niger and Mali.


Editorial In Islamic State (ISIS) Weekly Stresses Importance Of ISIS Media

The editorial printed in Issue 289 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly magazine Al-Naba', published on June 3, 2021, discusses the importance of the organization's media, both official and unofficial, as part of the ongoing war between ISIS and its many enemies, and encourages ISIS media operatives and supporters to continue their media jihad.


ISIS Encourages Supporters To Participate In Media Jihad

In recent weeks, the Islamic State (ISIS) media apparatus has focused on highlighting the importance of media activity as a component of jihad.


Prominent Pro-ISIS Woman Writer Ahlam Al-Nasr Calls On Muslim Women To Actively Contribute In Supporting ISIS And Comply With Shari'a Rules When Communicating With Men

On June 8, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published an article written by prominent pro-ISIS woman poet and writer who argued that it is a religious duty for women to contribute to serving Islam within the guidelines of shari'a and called on women to support ISIS by sharing ISIS media productions and statements by ISIS commanders.


Al-Qaeda Supporter Marks One Year Since Death Of Al-Qaeda In Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Leader With Threatening Message To France

On June 7, 2021, an Al-Qaeda supporter published a poster on his Telegram channel marking one year since the death of a leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) who was killed in Mali during a French operation on June 7, 2020.


Group For Support Of Islam And Muslims (GSIM) Denies involvement In Burkina Faso Massacre, Says: Attacking Vulnerable People Is Against Islamic Ideology

On June 8, 2021, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Mali, Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (GSIM), released a statement denying its involvement in the June 5 attack against civilians in Solhan village in Yagha province in Burkina Faso.


Al-Qaeda Supporter Condemns ISIS 'Betrayal' Of Boko Haram Leader Abubakr Shekau Over Refusal To Fight Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Expresses Hope That Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Leader Al-Joulani Be Punished

On June 7, 2021, an Al-Qaeda supporter on Telegram condemned ISIS's "betrayal" of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, and expressed the hope that Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) leader Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani would be punished.


New Idlib-Based Group Claims It Surrounded Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Security Post, Demands That HTS Free Prisoners, Including Two Expelled Al-Qaeda Members

On June 9, 2021, a new anti-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) faction in Idlib claimed on its Telegram channel that its fighters had surrounded northwestern Idlib, warning that more attacks will target HTS if it refuses to free the jihadis detained in its prisons.


Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Distributes Jihadi Content On Facebook

On February 26, 2021, the Uyghur jihadi group the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), which has branches in Afghanistan and Syria, opened a new Facebook page.


Jihadi Clerics Condemns Hamas For Praising The Houthis

On June 6, a Hamas representative in San'aa, Yemen met with officials of the Iran-backed Houthi militias and expressed the group's appreciation to the Houthis for their support on the issue of Palestine. Jihadi clerics reacted online.


Jihadi Author Affiliated With Gaza-Based Jaysh Al-Ummah Al-Salafi Calls On Mujahideen To Use All Their Resources To Strike UAE, 'The Protector Of Jews'

On June 6, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with the media arm of a Gaza-based jihadi organization shared a lengthy article written by a "jihadi sheikh" who claimed that the United Arab Emirates is a settlement created by the Jews to foster their economic interests and political agenda and urged jihadis to target it.


Hizbullah Supporters Post Songs, Tributes On Video Sharing Platform BitChute

Pro-Hizbullah videos are posted on the video sharing platform BitChute, a popular alternative to YouTube.


Hizb-e-Islami Chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Slams U.S. Decision To Withdraw Troops Before A Transitional Government Is Put In Place In Kabul

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the former jihadi commander and chief of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) who joined the peace process but takes a pro-Taliban stance, has surprisingly criticized the decision by the U.S. and its allies to withdraw all foreign troops from Afghanistan as "irresponsible" and "wrong" before the formation of a transitional government in Kabul, according to a report by the Afghan news website ToloNews.


Afghan Taliban Statement Opposes Equal Rights Or Share In Power For Non-Muslim Religious Minorities In Afghanistan

The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.

In a statement, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) has opposed an announcement by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to designate a national day for religious minorities to further their democratic rights in the country.

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