December 8, 2010 Special Dispatch No. 3431

Jihadists Collect Names Of All U.S. Interests Worldwide From Documents Released By WikiLeaks – For Possible Targeting

December 8, 2010
Special Dispatch No. 3431

On December 7, 2010, a member of the jihadi forum the Shumukh Al-Islam initiated a "workshop" aiming to collect, categorize, and pinpoint all U.S. interests worldwide mentioned in documents released by WikiLeaks.

"Abu Yousif Al-Bashir," the member behind the "workshop" initiative, quoted the U.S. State Department in noting that it would be a critical blow to U.S. security if these interests were to be targeted.

Al-Bashir also provided direct links for downloading the WikiLeaks documents, and asked other members to collaborate in translating the documents.

One member who responded to the post asked fellow jihadists to post "jihadi memos" of important targets categorized by geographic location.

The MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) will be releasing more reports in the coming days on reactions to WikiLeaks by jihadi forums.

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