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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Jihadis reacted enthusiastically online to the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty in a suburb of Paris on October 16, 2020, by a Chechen Islamist who was angered that the teacher showed his pupils caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.
On October 16, 2020, a prominent Salafi-jihadi ideologue wrote a brief post on his Telegram channel in reaction to the "France incident," writing: "We are an ummah that does not forget its rights.
Issue Nine of a magazine published by supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS), threatened those who blaspheme against Muhammad.
On October 22, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) released its weekly newspaper, Al-Naba', which included an editorial celebrating the jihadi who beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty after the teacher showed his pupils "insulting" caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
On October 19, 2020 a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published posts advocating that the mujahideen send armed drones to the U.S. from the city of Juarez, Mexico.
On October 19, 2020, a Rocket.Chat user shared a report alleging that a high-ranking Al-Qaeda commander was killed in Tehran under mysterious circumstances, along with his daughter whom the report said was Hamzah bin Laden's widow.
On October 18, 2020, the Islamic State's (ISIS) media arm released a new speech by the organization's spokesman.
On October 21, 2020, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Central Africa Province released a statement on claiming that the October 20 jailbreak from a prison in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was carried out as part of a campaign dubbed "Answer The Call."
On October 20, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) reported on Telegram that the organization was responsible for a large-scale attack on a base in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
On October 16, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) released its weekly newspaper which included an editorial denying accusations that ISIS was behind the recent bombings targeting civilians in Syrian cities controlled by rival rebel groups.
On October 22, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel shared a post praising the jihadi who beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty and calling for attacks on French interests, including companies, shops, entities, or gatherings.
On October 21, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group published on Telegram a nine-page English-language magazine featuring an archival statement by Islamic State founder Abu 'Umar Al-Baghdadi.
Turkish jihadis post content daily on Telegram. The posts include calls to jihad, photos and video of jihadis in combat, footage of attacks, posts glorifying martyrdom and slain fighters, and content praising 9/11.
A female Islamic State (ISIS) supporter who says she spent time in Al-Hol Camp in Syria and whose profile indicates that she is now living in Australia announced that she is returning to university after a six-year break, during which she joined ISIS.
On October 15, 2020 a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq, shared a lengthy post featuring background information on a newly founded group that has been involved in several incidents of vandalism and arson targeting local media outlets.
On October 21, 2020 a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq published an infographic video highlighting the air traffic of U.S. forces in Iraq.
On October 15, 2020, an Al-Qaeda supporter shared a post on Telegram claiming that several months ago, the Syria-based jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) sent one of its security officials and a group of security personnel to Turkey, to attend a training course run by Turkish intelligence.
On October 15, Telegram channels affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Syria shared a series of posts in which a pro-Al-Qaeda cleric stated his position on the presence of Turkish forces in Syria and listed the reasons that make waging jihad against them legitimate.
On October 20, 2020, a group of senior military commanders in a Syrian Islamist rebel faction issued a statement in the name of the group's military wing calling for the group's former leader to resume leadership of the group.
On October 19, 2020 the Taliban released a video highlighting the group's military training and the combat skills and capabilities of its fighters.
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In a statement published on its website, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) has accused American troops of violating the U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in Doha, Qatar, on February 29, 2020. The Doha pact requires that the Taliban ensure the smooth withdrawal American forces from Afghanistan.