December 31, 2020 Special Announcements No. 1007

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December 31, 2020
Special Announcements No. 1007

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: Article In ISIS Magazine Narrates Destruction Of Hindu Temples In Kashmir Under 15th Century Ruler 'Sikandar Butshikan'

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An article in the latest issue of a jihadi magazine published by the supporters of the Islamic State's Wilayah Hind ("India Province"), narrates how Muslims subjugated Hindus in Kashmir valley under the 15th-century ruler Sikandar Shah Miri aka Sultan Sikandar Butshikan, who was notorious for persecuting his Hindu subjects.


EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Continue Calls For Attacks On Christians During Holiday Season

In recent days, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) have continued to issue calls for attacks on Christians during the holiday season.


EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Release More Posters Threatening Christmas Attacks In The West

Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) continue to release posters threatening Christians and Westerners during the Christmas season, as they do every year.


EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Al-Qaeda Article Urges Muslims In The West To Perpetrate Attacks During The Holiday Season

On December 26, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda agency published a brief article encouraging Muslims living in the West to carry out attacks during the holiday season.


ISIS Video Portrays Execution of Christians In Nigeria As Holiday "Gift"

On December 29, 2020, an Islamic State (ISIS) news agency released a video clip showing the execution of five Christian men who had been captured in northeastern Nigeria over the course of the previous week.


EXCLUSIVE: Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Leader Visits IDP Camps In First Appearance Since U.S. Ups Bounty On His Head

On December 18, 2020, the Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) released a five-minute video clip showing the group's leader visiting two IDP camps north of Idlib.


EXCLUSIVE: Hizbullah-Affiliated Association Challenges U.S. Sanctions And Allows Customers To Withdraw Local And Foreign Currency From Its ATMs

In recent weeks various media have reported that an association that is affiliated with Hizbullah and is the subject of American sanctions is allowing its clients across Lebanon, who hold a dollar or local currency account, to withdraw these currencies from its ATMs.


ISIS Supporters On Telegram Express Jubilation Over Christmas Day Car Explosion In Nashville, Tennessee

Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram published posts and shared posters expressing jubilation at the Christmas day car explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, and called on the mujahideen to carry out lone-wolf attacks against the "crusaders," "the unbelievers," and the "atheists."


Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Publishes Article Inciting Muslims To Follow In The Footsteps Of Vienna Attack Perpetrator

On December 23, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet published an article in Arabic and English praising the perpetrator of the recent terrorist attack in Vienna and urging Muslims to incite others to jihad, if they are unable to personally engage in it.


Pro-ISIS Poster Urges Supporters To Learn How To Hack Into Electric And Water Systems To Cost Jews, Crusaders 'Billions Of Dollars'

On December 28, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a poster urging Muslim youth to obtain the skills needed for launching cyber attacks that will cost the group's enemies billions of dollars.


For Third Time In 2020, Islamic State's Sinai Province Claims Responsibility For Bombing Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline

On December 25, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) Sinai Province, or Wilayat Sinai, claimed responsibility for an attack on a gas pipeline linking Egypt and Israel.


ISIS Recruitment Essay Stresses: Attacks In The West Preferable To Attacks In Iraq Or Syria

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet recently published a short essay by an ISIS supporter, calling for Muslims to mobilize and fight in the ranks of ISIS, postulating that all Muslims must unite under its banner.


ISIS Branch In Myanmar Publishes First Issue Of Magazine

On December 25, 2020, an outlet affiliated with a Myanmar-based militant group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) in November 2020, released the first issue of its English-language magazine.


ISIS Claims Series Of Raids On Christian Villages In Nigeria

In recent days the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly raids on Christian towns and villages in Nigeria.


Islamic State's Khurasan Province Claims Casualties Among Afghan Justice Ministry Employees In Kabul

On December 28, 2020, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Wilayat Khurasan, or Afghanistan Province, claimed responsibility for bombing a bus in Kabul, which carried employees of the Afghan Justice Ministry, killing and wounding several.


ISIS Supporters Release Poster Declaring Coronavirus A Divine Punishment Which Will Never Be Eliminated

On December 23, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a poster depicting the current leaders of the U.S., France, and the UK and declaring that these countries have been defeated by the coronavirus pandemic.


Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Releases Video Downplaying ISIS Defeat, Says Group Will Reemerge Soon

On December 29, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media foundation released a video downplaying the group's defeat and declaring that ISIS will reemerge soon.


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): On Instagram, Pro-ISIS Uzbek Jihadi In Syria Recommends Gun Simulation App Available On Apple Store, Google Play, Microsoft Store

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Uzbek jihadi called on Instagram promoted a Russian gun simulator app.


Shi'ite Group Claims IED Attack On U.S. Convoy In Iraq

On December 28, 2020, a Shi'ite group claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.S. logistics convoy in southern Iraq.



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