June 4, 2021 Special Announcements No. 1062

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: May 29 – June 5, 2021

June 4, 2021
Special Announcements No. 1062

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: In Message From U.S. Prison, Pro-ISIS Media Operative Urges Others To Carry On With His Preaching, Says He Helped Convert A Fellow Inmate To Islam

On May 23, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) account tweeted a message allegedly from a U.S. man who is imprisoned on charges of attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS.


EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Opposition News Outlet: Hizbullah Is Planting Cannabis In Eastern Syria To Help Finance Its Operations

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A pro-rebel news outlet reported on May 24, 2021, that the Iran-backed Shi'ite Lebanese militant group Hizbullah has recently begun planting cannabis in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border.


EXCLUSIVE: Afghan Taliban Warn Pakistan Against Providing Military Bases To U.S., Say: 'The Muslim And Mujahid Nation Of Afghanistan Will Not Remain Silent'

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On May 26, 2021, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) issued a statement warning Afghanistan's neighboring countries, especially Pakistan, not to provide military bases to U.S. forces.


EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda Supporter Praises Wolves Of Manhattan Magazine For Inciting Lone Wolf Attack In Paris, Depleting Western Security Resources; Calls On Pro-Al-Qaeda Media Outlets To Follow Suit

On May 29, 2021, an Al-Qaeda supporter published a lengthy post on Telegram praising the editors of a pro-Al-Qaeda outlet for producing effective media content.


EXCLUSIVE: New ISIS Video Shows Attacks Across Iraq, Including Summary Executions And A Beheading – WARNING: GRAPHIC

On May 28, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a third video in a series, this time from Iraq. The two previous videos in the series were from Pakistan and Sinai.


Article In Issue 16 Of ISIS Magazine 'Sawt Al-Hind' Says COVID-19 Is Allah's Curse On India: 'Mushrikeen [Polytheists] Are Screaming And Crying As A Light Whip Of Allah's Wrath Falls On Them'

An article published in issue 16 of the ISIS magazine "Sawt Al-Hind" argues that COVID-19 is one of the light punishments from Allah.


ISIS In Sinai Claims Killing Egyptian Army Commander, Executes Two Alleged Spies In Retaliation Campaign

On May 31, 2021, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Wilayat Sina', or Sinai Province, released on Telegram a statement claiming responsibility for a sniper attack in northern Sinai, resulting in the death of an Egyptian field commander.


ISIS Editorial Describes Pro-Government Clerics As 'Preachers Of Falsehood,' Says Their Danger To Islam Much Greater Than The Danger Of 'Tyrants'

On May 27, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a new issue of its weekly newspaper, which included an editorial condemning pro-government Muslim clerics and scholars.


ISIS Claims Attack On Congolese Armed Forces And 'Allied African Forces' In Eastern DRC

On May 31, 2021, the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) claimed responsibility via an official ISIS outlet for a May 30 raid on a military base in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Zakat Department Emir Discusses Collection, Distribution Of More Than $150,000 In Zakat Funds

The Islamic State (ISIS) weekly magazine, published on May 27, 2021, reported on the activities of the Zakat department in the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).


Conflicting Posts From Islamic State (ISIS) Supporters About Extent Of ISIS Activity In Syrian Desert

The Syrian Desert, or Badiyah, which comprises about 55 percent of the country's area and consists of the regions south of the Euphrates and east of the major cities of Hama, Homs, and Damascus, has become one of the major arenas of Islamic State (ISIS) activity.


Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Group Defends Practice Of Publishing Material Written By Women

A pro-ISIS outlet posted a statement on Telegram defending its publication of material written by a prominent female pro-Islamic State (ISIS) poet and propagandist.


Pro-ISIS Poster Calls Emirati Ambassador To Israel A 'Hypocrite' For Meeting With Top Israeli Rabbi Following Gaza War: May Allah Empower The Mujahideen To Grab The Necks Of The UAE Tyrants

On June 2, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a poster condemning UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Khaja for meeting with the spiritual leader of an Israeli ultra-Orthodox political party in Jerusalem on May 31, 2021.


Health Ministry Of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS)-Linked Salvation Government Condemns Election Of Syria To World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board

On May 28, 2021, during its 74th World Health Assembly, the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization (WHO) voted to elect Syria as a member of its Executive Board for the next three years.


Group For Support Of Islam And Muslims (GSIM) Claims Attack On UN Trucks In Northern Mali

On June 2, 2021, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Mali, Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), released a statement saying that on May 24, 2021, its fighters targeted two vehicles belonging to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).


On Twitter, Pro-Taliban Jihadi Account Tweets Photos And Videos Of Afghan Taliban Mujahideen's Activities In Afghanistan

A series of tweets, images, and video clips posted by a pro-Taliban account on Twitter shines light on how the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) is operating in Afghanistan.


Al-Qaeda Affiliate Expresses Support For Palestinians, Says: '[We Are] Your Guardian And Every Muslim In The Land Of Kashmir And India Is Your Guardian'

An affiliate of Al-Qaeda mainly active in the Kashmir Valley, has issued a calling on Muslims around the world to support Palestinians against Israel.


Afghan Taliban's Article Pays Tribute To Late Emir, Says: 'Afghans Will Soon Have Independence, Sovereignty, And An Islamic System'

A Taliban website has published an article paying tribute to the organization's late emir.

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