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 October 6, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram bot posted a message attributed to a veteran Al-Qaeda cleric claiming that many Al-Qaeda commanders believed in hindsight that the 9/11 attacks had been a mistake.
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Alleges Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Leader Khalid Batarfi Turned Himself In To Yemeni Forces In Al-Mahrah During Raid That Killed Two Key Al-Qaeda Commanders
On October 3, 2020 a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel shared a post accusing the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) of killing its own fighters after they completed their mission of fighting ISIS.
On October 7, 2020, an Iraqi Shi'ite faction released a statement commenting on the recent protest that took place near Imam Hussein's shrine in Kerbela during the annual pilgrimage to commemorate the death of Muhammad's grandson.
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While the intra-Afghan talks are deadlocked in Doha, it appears the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) is using the downtime in the Qatari capital to engage with foreign diplomats and Islamic clerics.
On October 8, 2020 the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq's Al-Anbar province published photos documenting a recent Grad missile attack on a joint U.S.-Iraqi military base.
A group of pro-ISIS activists and jihadis released Issue Eight of a magazine on Telegram. An article in the magazine discusses the shari'a rulings that justify the killings of non-Muslim women, children, and the elderly.
On October 6, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media foundation released on Telegram the first issue of a new monthly magazine that "covers official photographs and stills from videos released by the Islamic State."
ISIS Editorial Condemns Taliban, Muslim Brotherhood For Paying Tribute To Late Emir Of Kuwait; Describes Him As 'Tyrant,' 'Protector Of The Unbelief Of The Shi'ites And Sufis,' And An 'Ally Of The Crusaders' In Their War Against Muslims
On October 2, 2020 the Islamic State (ISIS) released a new issue of its weekly newspaper Al-Naba', which included an editorial accusing the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, of being a tyrant who ruled according to manmade laws.
A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Facebook user says he lives in Washington, D.C., and expresses his desire on Facebook to wage jihad.
A Florida-based Facebook user has shared posts that hint he may support jihadi groups and denigrates those who follow non-sharia governments. He has also shared support for the women in Al-Hol Camp in Syria.
Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Bengali Pro-ISIS Facebook User Who Says He Lives In California Wishes Death Upon COVID-19 Positive President Trump And First Lady, Shares ISIS Publications, Videos
A vocal Islamic State (ISIS) supporter on Facebook says he lives in California. He wished death upon U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, the First Lady Melania Trump.
Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): On Twitter, Irish Muslim Convert Living In Dorm Says He Is Trying To Buy Kalashnikov Rifle: 'All Able-Bodied Men Should Be Ready To Fight In The Way Of Allah'
An Irish convert to Islam and Twitter user recently tweeted that he was trying to buy a Kalashnikov rifle.
On October 8, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda news agency shared a new video documenting a raid carried out by a jihadi group on what it claimed to be Iranian military barracks in Iran.
Pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram Channel Posts Biography Of Hurras Al-Din Leader, Saudi Jihadi Cleric Abu 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Makki, Recently Arrested By Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham, Claims He May Be Handed Over To U.S. Coalition
On October 7, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channel posted a brief biography of a Saudi jihadi cleric from the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Hurras Al-Din.
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), an affiliate of Al-Qaeda, has released the latest issue of its Urdu-language monthly magazine. The latest issue, Volume 13 Issue Nine, released in September 2020, marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on its cover
On August 20, 2020, in a post on his Telegram channel, a Syria-based Al-Qaeda supporter urged the Taliban and Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) in Afghanistan to replace the leadership of the TIP branch in Syria.
On October 5, 2020 a pro-Al-Qaeda news agency shared a report on Telegram about the group's operations during September.
On October 1, 2020, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group of French fighters in Syria launched their own new rocket.chat server.
On October 5, 2020, several pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channels reported that 206 members of an Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the Sahel region had been released by the Malian government in a prisoner exchange.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan ("The Movement of Pakistani Taliban," TTP) has released a 20-minute video showing a series of attacks by TTP snipers on the Pakistani security forces in Pakistan's border region, while a jihadi commander says that killing a kafir ("unbeliever") is a Muslim's ticket to paradise.