November 12, 2021 Special Announcements No. 1126

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: November 6-13, 2021

November 12, 2021
Special Announcements No. 1126

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 with "Membership" in the subject line.)

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EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Celebrate Stabbing Rampage On German Train: Funds Spent On Security During Christmas Will Not Stop ISIS Lions

On November 7, 2021, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) celebrated the stabbing on three people in an attack that took place on November 6, on a high-speed train that was travelling from Regensburg to Nuremberg in southeastern Germany.


EXCLUSIVE: Commenting On Stabbing In France, ISIS Supporter Predicts: This Christmas Will Be Bloody

On November 8, 2021, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) celebrated the stabbing of a French police officer who was attacked in his patrol car on November 8 in the city of Cannes, according to French authorities.


EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Posters Threaten Lone Wolf Attacks In UK, Italy

In the past few days, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlets have increased their production of posters threatening to carry out lone wolf attacks in European cities.


EXCLUSIVE: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Releases Training Video, TTP Commander Umar Khalid Khurasani Says: 'We Are Not Far From Our Victory Like That Of The Islamic Emirate... In Afghanistan'

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has released a video featuring TTP fighters training at an undisclosed area along the Pakistan-Afghan border. The video appears to be inspired by the Afghan Taliban's victory in Afghanistan.


Islamic State Claims Attack On U.S. Troops In Al-Hasakah Province, Syria

On November 10, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed that its fighters detonated an IED targeting a U.S. convoy in Syria, resulting in the burning of one Humvee vehicle.


ISIS Photos Document Multiple Attacks In Borno State, Nigeria

On November 3, 2021, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) released a photo report documenting attacks carried out by its operatives on October 28, 2021 against a Nigerian police station and the locations of "militias" allegedly backed by the Nigerian Army, in the village of Damboa in Borno State, Nigeria.


Islamic State (ISIS) Targets Communications Towers In Nigeria To Prevent Civilians From Reporting On Mujahideen Movements

Issue 311 of the Islamic State (ISIS) official Al-Naba' weekly, released on November 4, 2021, contains a full-page article about the organization’s latest operations in Nigeria, which are concentrated in Borno State in the northeast.


ISIS Releases Images Of Ambush On Nigerian Army Convoy

On November 10, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released images documenting an ambush carried out by its fighters on a Nigerian Army convoy in Borno state, Nigeria, which killed three soldiers and wounded one.


Celebrating ISKP Operations, ISIS Weekly Highlights Attack On Kabul Military Hospital

Issue 311 of Al-Naba', the official weekly magazine published by the Islamic State (ISIS), which was released on November 4, 2021, focused on the November 2 inghimasi attack, which was carried out by ISIS's Afghan affiliate, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) on the largest military hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul, in which dozens were killed and wounded.


Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Naba' Weekly: Jihad Is Obligatory For Every Muslim And The Best Atonement For Sins

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On November 4, 2021, Issue 311 of the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Naba' weekly included an editorial which harshly criticizes those who believe that their sins prevent them from waging jihad, asserting that jihad is obligatory for all Muslims and that the best way to atone for sins is through jihad.


Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Naba' Weekly Publishes Biography Of British-Yemeni Commander Killed In Yemen Fighting Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

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Issue 311 of Al-Naba', the weekly magazine published by the Islamic State (ISIS), which was released on November 4, 2021, contains the biography of a slain British-born commander who joined ISIS in Yemen and was killed fighting against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Al-Bayda' Governorate.


Pro-ISIS Media Group Releases Video Showing How To 'Easily' Make A Silencer For An Automatic Rifle

On November 11, 2021, the "military training department" of a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group released an 11-minute video which demonstrates how to make a silencer for an automatic rifle "easily and with cheap and easily available materials."


Pro-ISIS Poster: The Sunni-Shi'ite Conflict In Iraq Is Ideological, Not Sectarian

On November 4, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released a poster titled "The War Of The Sunnis Against The Rafidites Is A War Of Religion And Creed."


Prominent Pro-ISIS Writer Ahlam Al-Nasr: Deeming All People Unbelievers Until Proven Otherwise Is A 'Radical' And 'Arrogant' Position

On November 4, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published an article authored by a prominent pro-ISIS poet and writer in which she argued against the position that all mankind should be considered unbelievers until proven otherwise.


Pro-ISIS Video Eulogizes Eight Sinai Province Operatives Executed By Egyptian Authorities, Highlights Biography, Final Audio Recording Of Group Leader

On November 4, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a 26-minute video titled eulogizing eight members of ISIS's Sinai Province, who were executed or killed by Egyptian authorities.


Pro-ISIS British Preacher: According To Shari’a, All Treaties Signed By 'So-Called' Muslim Countries Are 'Invalid' Because Their Rulers Are 'Apostates'

On November 6, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) British preacher published a post on his Telegram channel in which he ruled that, according to shari'a, all the treaties signed by "so-called Muslim countries are invalid" because the "current rulers of Muslim countries today are apostates."


Pro-ISIS British Preacher Launches 'Stop Deportation Of Muslims' Online Campaign, Ties Cases Of Three Jihadis Imprisoned In Europe To 'Historic Hatred' Towards Islam, Muslims

On November 9, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) British jihadi preacher published a press release on his Telegram channel organizing a "Twitter storm," dubbed "Islam Is Superior," to protest what he called the deportation of Muslims to their countries of origin.


Pro-ISIS Outlet Publishes Indonesian-Language Posters Praising Recent ISIS Operations In Afghanistan And Africa

On November 9, 2021, an Indonesian pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released six Indonesian-language posters praising recent international ISIS operations in Afghanistan and Africa.


Australia-Based Polish Jihadi With Neo-Nazi Sympathies Praises Taliban, Boko Haram, Azov Battalion; Says He Has Read Manifesto Of 1998 Atlanta Olympic Park Bombing And Has Been Banned By Facebook Dozens Of Times For His Antisemitic Posts

A Brisbane, Australia man of Polish descent has praised the Taliban, Boko Haram, and the Ukrainian paramilitary neo-Nazi group, the Azov Battalion.


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): On Facebook, Falls Church, Virginia-Based Man Considering Working For Uber Expresses Support For Osama Bin Laden, Anwar Al-Awlaki, Abdullah Al-Faisal, Ahmad Musa Jibril, Asks About Obtaining Concealed Carry Permit

The U.S.-based Facebook user posts pro-jihadi content, including posts expressing support for Osama bin Laden, Yemeni-American sheikh and Al-Qaeda figure Anwar Al-Awlaki, Michigan-based Islamist preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril, and pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Jamaican Sheikh Abdullah Al-Faisal.


New English-Language Magazine For Muslim Prisoners Subtly Promotes Salafi-Jihadi Ideology

An Instagram account announced that it would release a "non-profit magazine/newsletter" every month or two to be sent to Muslim prisoners; will send supportive letters and messages to Muslim prisoners; and will post messages received from the prisoners.


Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Denies Responsibility For Aden Airport Attack

On November 10, 2021, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement denying responsibility for the October 30 attack on Aden International Airport in Yemen, which killed at least six and injured more than 20 others.


Pro-Al-Qaeda London-Based Cleric Hani Al-Siba'i Condemns Muslim Scholars Who Call For The Taliban To Delay Implementation Of Shari'a Until Providing Afghans' Basic Needs

On October 28, 2021, the Taliban released Issue 189 of its Arabic-language magazine. The issue included an article by a London-based pro-Al-Qaeda cleric in which he condemned Muslim scholars for calling on the Taliban to delay their implementation of shari'a and focus first on providing for the basic needs of the Afghan people.


Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Controls Jund Allah Jihadi Group Amid Reports That Ahrar Al-Sham Pledged Allegiance To HTS

As the Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) seeks to control all military factions operating in northern Syria and integrate them into a unified military bloc under its command, the group launched an offensive on October 25, 2021 against groups of foreign jihadi fighters stationed in the Turkmen Mountain area, northeast of Latakia.


Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Supporters Express Solidarity With Official Abu Mariyah Al-Qahtani, After Al-Qaeda Supporters Accuse Him Of Informing On Rival Jihadis To The U.S.-Led Coalition, Causing Their Deaths

In early November 2021, Al-Qaeda supporters denounced a senior Iraqi-born Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) religious official as a collaborator with the U.S.-led international coalition, claiming that he provided the coalition with the locations of several senior Al-Qaeda commanders so they could be targeted in airstrikes.


On Telegram, Rival Jihadis Accuse Ha'yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Of Manipulating Turkish Lira Exchange Rate, Banning Foreign Fighters From Trading In Bitcoin

On November 5, 2021, an anti-Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel called From Idlib shared a recent circular issued by the HTS-backed Salvation Government, addressed to all currency exchange businesses located in HTS-controlled areas.


New Preaching Initiative By Independent Jihadi Cleric 'Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Mahdi Implicitly Criticizes Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) For 'Problematic' State Of Religion In Idlib

On July 26, 2021, independent Syrian jihadi cleric 'Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Mahdi published a Telegram post bemoaning what he described as the "problematic" state of religion in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib area.


Calling For Donations For Syrians In Idlib, 'Independent' Muslim Charity Organization Quotes Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri Urging Syrians Not To Rely On The U.S.

A group that describes itself as "an independent on the ground charity organization" seeking to help the people of Syria who suffer from poverty, operates more than one Telegram channel dedicated to fundraising through a WhatsApp number.


Jihadis Condemn UAE Foreign Minister's Visit To Syria, Claim It Heralds 'Normalization Of Relations' And 'Beginning Of New Phase'

On November 9, 2021, jihadis on Telegram condemned the visit of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdullah bin Zayed, to Syria, describing the visit as heralding a "normalization of relations" and "a beginning of a new phase."


'Allies Of Syria Operations Room' – A Tool For The Implementation Of Plans Of The Iran-Led Axis Of Resistance, To Expel American Forces From Syria

In the final two weeks of October 2021, the Allies of Syria operations room was making headlines, following its threat of a "harsh reaction" to an October 13, 2021 attack attributed to Israel, on positions of the Iranian-backed militias in the Palmyra area, in which several militiamen were killed.


Shi'ite Militia Leaders in Iraq: U.S. Staged Drone Attack On PM's Residence

The November 7, 2021 attack by explosive-rigged drones on the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in Baghdad's Green Zone continues to make waves among the Shi'ite militias in Iraq.


Hours After Threatening Revenge Against Iraqi PM, Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Distance Themselves From, And Cast Doubts On Attempted Assassination Of PM

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In the early hours of November 7, 2021, the Iraqi Security Media Cell, which is subordinate to the Iraqi government, reported that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi was unharmed after an explosive-rigged drone attack on his home in Iraq's Green Zone.


Telegram Channels Supporting Iranian-Backed Militias In Iraq Threaten Iraqi Government Security Forces

On November 6, 2021, threats were posted against the lives of Iraqi government security personnel on several Telegram channels which support the Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq.


Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq: The U.S. Orchestrated Assassination Attempt On PM Al-Kadhimi To Justify International Intervention Against PMU

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On November 7, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq, released a series of posters accusing the U.S. of orchestrating the assassination attempt on Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, carried out that day using an explosive-rigged drone.


Iran-Backed Militia Takes Responsibility For Attacks On American Military Convoys; Refutes Claims By Iraqi Intelligence Directorate That It Had Thwarted Terror Attacks

On November 8, 2021, an Iran-backed group in Iraq published two announcements in which it took responsibility for the attacks against US Army convoys using IEDs.


Iraqi Shi’ite Cleric Justifies Assassination Attempt On PM

On November 8, 2021, a prominent Iraqi Shi'ite cleric published a comment about the drone attack on the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi inside Baghdad's Green Zone, which took place on the previous day.


Iraqi Activists: Iran-Backed Outlet Involved In Assassination Of Iraqi Security Officers

On November 6, 2021, a human rights organization issued a statement urging Iraqi authorities to suspend the activity a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq.


Iran-Backed Houthis Reportedly Raid U.S. Embassy In Sana'a, Yemen, Following Series Of Kidnappings Of Embassy Employees

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On November 10, 2021, an independent Yemeni media outlet reported the Iran-backed Houthis stormed the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, looting "large quantities of equipment and materials," according to an unidentified "informed source."


Kuwaiti Security Reportedly Arrests Domestic Hizbullah Cell

On November 7, 2021, a Kuwaiti daily newspaper reported that Kuwait's security services arrested a four-person Hizbullah cell operating in the country.


During Week Ending November 7, 2021, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Claims Multiple Terror Attacks, 51 Pakistani Security Personnel Killed During October 2021

This report will review details of terror attacks claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during the week ending November 7, 2021.

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