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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On November 10, 2022, a man stabbed two police officers in the Belgian capital of Brussels, killing one and injuring another, before he was shot and wounded by other police.
On November 16, 2022, a Syria-based American jihadi reporter shared on his blog a post written by a British Islamic activist discussing the FIFA World Cup tournament scheduled to kick off in Qatar on November 20 and arguing that by hosting the event, Doha is violating shari'a.
On October 21, 2022, an Al-Qaeda-associated writer published on his website an article discussing the upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar from an Islamic point of view, arguing that the event, scheduled for November 20, will prompt un-Islamic practices and condemning Qatar-based clerics for not opposing it.
In anticipation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament, set to begin on November 20, jihadis have been expressing their opposition to the event, which will involve many actions forbidden by a strict interpretation of Islam, such as the consumption of alcohol, mingling of the sexes, and expressing admiration for non-Muslims.
Following the November 13, 2022 bombing in Taksim Square, Istanbul, jihadi clerics and other pro-Al-Qaeda ideologues published posts online condemning the attack against Muslims and accusing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
On November 10, 2022, ISIS released issue 364 of its weekly magazine Al-Naba', which contained an infographic titled "The Bleeding of Christians Over Four Years."
Issue 363 of the ISIS weekly magazine Al-Naba', released on November 3, 2022, contained the first official claim of responsibility for an October 20 ISIS attack on a ruby mine belonging to the Gemrock mining company and located near Montepuez, Cabo Delgado province, northeastern Mozambique.
On November 12, 2022, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) reported that on November 9 its operatives attacked a base belonging to "the crusader Red Cross organization," in Nigeria's Borno State, and torched about 25 Red Cross vehicles.
On November 14-15, 2022, two pro-ISIS media foundations released three posters with the hashtag #BleedingChristians. The posters urge Muslims to kill Christians, claim that it is permissible to kill them according to the Quran and Islamic tradition, and threaten to retaliate against the Christians "many times over" for "their crimes" against the Muslims across the world.
On November 15, 2,22, a pro-ISIS Telegram channel posted a graphic collage with the photos, names, and nationalities of 100 foreign nationals who were reportedly killed fighting in Ukraine.
On November 14, 2022, a pro-ISIS media foundation released a poster mocking the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Egypt by describing their "peaceful" opposition to the Egyptian government of President Fatah El-Sissi as humiliating. It urges MB members to join jihad and refrain from condemning ISIS attacks on the Egyptian army.
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A Pro-ISIS Facebook group was created on August 23, 2021, and currently has over 23,000 members.
On November 16, 2022, a British pro-ISIS preacher published an 11-page booklet on his new blog titled "Islamic Perspective on the Football World Cup in Qatar."
On November 11, 2022, a British pro-ISIS published a blog post titled " The Poppy Appeal: Part of the War against Islam and Muslims!"
On November 15, 2022, a pro-ISIS media group published a brief document on the pastethis.to filesharing website, titled "What is Twitter Alternative Mastodon and How do You Use It?"
On November 15, 2022, an Australian pro-ISIS preacher released a one-minute audio on his Telegram channel titled "Free Speech: Is [It] Really Free?"
On November 9, 2022, a new Salafi-run martial arts studio in Bankstown, Australia released a poster advertising a weekly boxing and mixed martial arts training program for children.
On November 10, 2022, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the African Sahel region Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), released a statement in which it vows to avenge the deaths of more than 40 civilians, most of them women and children, who it claims were deliberately killed by the Burkinabe Armed Forces.
On November 9, 2022, a pro-Al-Qaeda outlet published on its social media accounts archival photos showing members of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front), preparing to carry out a suicide attack against the Syrian military forces of the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Idlib, Syria, back in May 2014.
On November 16, 2022, the Interior Ministry of the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS)-linked Salvation Government posted a short video on its Telegram channel which portrays HTS Interior Minister Muhammad 'Abd Al-Rahman reading an official statement about the arrest of one of the heads of the Italian mafia, and his extradition to the Italian authorities.
Recent days have seen conflicts within Ahrar Al-Sham, a Syrian Islamist group belonging to the Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) active in the rebel-controlled Aleppo and Idlib areas of Syria.
On November 11, 2022, a Syrian opposition website reported that according to "special sources" the Iran-backed militias in Syria are using children as "human shields" in the event of aerial attacks on their forces.
On November 12, 2022, the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Ashab Al-Kahf (People of the Cave) posted a three-page statement on its Telegram channel disavowing responsibility for the death of "one of the foreigners" (a U.S. citizen) in Baghdad's Karrada district on November 7, 2022.
On November 14, 2022, a Telegram channel linked to Iran-backed militias in Iraq reported that Iranian missiles targeted the provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.
On November 14, 2022, Iran-backed media outlets in Iraq disparaged Alina L. Romanowski, the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, and mocked anti-Iranian protesters in Iraq in Telegram posts that compiled recent tweets by the Ambassador.
On November 9, 2022, Hizbullah Brigades spokesman Abu 'Ali Al-'Askari posted an official statement on his Telegram channel in which he disavows the murder of U.S. citizen Stephen Edward Troell in Baghdad's Karrada district on November 7, 2022, and calls on the government to bring to justice those responsible for the deed.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, or the Movement of Pakistani Taliban) has recently increased its messaging efforts through videos, releasing its third series of videos in 30 days. The most recent series is titled "I am the Traveler of Jihad – 1."
According to a report in Urdu-language daily Roznama Ummat, a group of criminals used Facebook and other social media platforms to sell arms and ammunition throughout Pakistan.