Cyber Jihad Intelligence last 6 months in 2012

Jihad Intelligence last 6 months in 2012

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Periodical Review: Summary of Information from Jihadi Forums

The Second Half of May 2012

This report summarizes notable events discussed on jhadist Web forums during the second half of May 2012. Following are the main points covered in the report:

  • Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri calls on the residents of Saudi Arabia to organizemass protests to overthrow the Saudi regime.
  • The Pakistani Taliban publish a video of the storming of Bannu Prison, duringwhich nearly 400 Muslim prisoners were freed, among them Taliban involvedin an attempted assassination of the former president of Pakistan.
  • The Islamic State of Iraq exhorts Sunnis to realize that it is protecting theirinterests, while the Shiites are the real enemy, and must be fought.
  • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) takes responsibility for an attack against Yemen’s minister of defense and US military officers at a military basenear Sana’a.
  • Ansar Al-Din and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad jointlyagree to establishment an Islamic state in Azawad, northern Mali.
  • A new Libyan Salafi-jihadist group, “The Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abd Al-Rahman Brigades”, publishes its first announcement.
  • The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan publishes the second issue of the Urdu-

language magazine Shariat.


Fatwas, March-April 2012

This review reports the main fatwas [religious-legal rulings] appearing in March and April 2012 on Minbar Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a Web site
run by the Salafist ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-
Maqdisi.1 The fatwas are issued by the prominent

Salafists who comprise the site’s Sharia Committee, in
response to Web surfers’ questions.
Among those we have chosen to highlight in this review
are fatwas covering the following: the religious-legal
obligation of every Muslim to join jihad in Syria;
affiliation with a Salafist political party; enlisting in an infidel army for the purpose of espionage; involvement in Libya’s National Transitional Council; and the status of the Free Syrian Army vis a vis the Salafist-jihadist Front for the Defense of the Syrian People.

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Jihad Intelligence last 6 months in 2012

28/6/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of May 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of May 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri calls on the residents of Saudi Arabia to organize mass protests to overthrow the Saudi regime.
• The Pakistani Taliban publish a video of the storming of Bannu Prison, during which nearly 400 Muslim prisoners were freed, among them Taliban involved in an attempted assassination of the former president of Pakistan.
• The Islamic State of Iraq exhorts Sunnis to realize that it is protecting their interests, while the Shiites are the real enemy, and must be fought.
• Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) takes responsibility for an attack against Yemen’s minister of defense and US military officers at a military base near Sana’a.
• Ansar Al-Din and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad jointly agree to establishment an Islamic state in Azawad, northern Mali.
• A new Libyan Salafi-jihadist group, “The Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abd Al- Rahman Brigades”, publishes its first announcement.
• The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan publishes the second issue of the Urdulanguage magazine Shariat.


14/6/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The First Half of May 2012

This report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the first half of May 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• Ayman Al-Zawahiri calls on the Muslims of Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen to fight Western forces in the lands of Islam and revolt against “collaborator” regimes.
• Al-Qaeda again threatens to execute American-Jewish hostage Warren Weinstein.
• The Shura Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan declares “open season” against occupation forces in Afghanistan.
• Sheikh Fahd Al-Quso Al-Awlaki, a senior military leader of Ansar Al-Sharia, has been assassinated.
• The English-language jihadist magazine Inspire resumes publication after a hiatus with two issues on individual jihad.
• A new jihadist magazine about efforts to free Muslim women prisoners has hit the cyber newsstand: Majalat Al-Asirah [The Woman Prisoner].
• The second issue of the jihadist magazine Al-Qaeda Airlines appears.

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group26/5/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of April 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of April 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) calls on the Algerian people to boycott the coming elections in Algeria.
• AQIM threatens to attack Britain following its decision to extradite Abu Qatada Al-Filastini to Jordan.
• The Front for the Defense of the Syrian People steps up terrorist activity against Syrian government forces.
• Abd Al-Ghnai Jawhar, an explosives expert for Fath Al-Islam, is killed in Syria.
• Senior Salafi-jihadists in Egypt increase their propagandizing in Tahrir Square.
• A new series on preparing poisonous substances is published.
• Fursan Al-Balagh, a new jihadist media outlet, appears. 


16/5/2012 Periodical Review: Fatwas – March – April 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis review reports the main fatwas [religious-legal rulings] appearing in March and April 2012 on Minbar Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a Web site run by the Salafist ideologue Abu Muhammad Al- Maqdisi. The fatwas are issued by the prominent Salafists who comprise the site’s Sharia Committee, in response to Web surfers’ questions. Among those we have chosen to highlight in this review are fatwas covering the following: the religious-legal obligation of every Muslim to join jihad in Syria; affiliation with a Salafist political party; enlisting in an infidel army for the purpose of espionage; involvement in Libya’s National Transitional Council; and the status of the Free Syrian Army vis a vis the Salafist-jihadist Front for the Defense of the Syrian People.


10/5/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The First Half of April 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the first half of April 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• The leadership of Al-Qaeda and of its Somali affiliate Al-Shabab Al- Mujahideen threaten Britain with retribution for its intention to extradite al- Qaeda spiritual leader Abu Qatadah Al-Filastini to Jordan.
• Waliur Rehman, deputy commander of the Pakistani Taliban, threatens the UK with attack if it refuses to release Islamist prisoners – or at least improve their conditions.
• The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan takes responsibility for a series of synchronized terrorist attacks against embassies and other targets throughout Afghanistan.
• Sheikh Abu Ubayda Yusuf Al-Annabi expresses solidarity with the Syrian people in their struggle against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.
• A new jihadist series on military affairs, Al-Qaeda Airlines, is released.
• A new jihadist magazine is issued in Swahili.
• Evidence increases of the involvement of contributors to jihadist Web forums, such as Shumukh Al-Islam, in actual jihad and in terrorist activities.
• Leading jihadist Web forums Shumukh Al-Islam and Al-Fida resume operation after a temporary takedown last month.


21/4/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of March 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of March 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• In two separate audio files, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri exhorts the Pakistani people to oppose their army and government, and the Afghani people to join jihad and beware of Muslims who collaborate with the US.
• Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, brother of Ayman Al-Zawahiri, is released from prison in Egypt.
• The Pakistani Taliban will wreak vengeance on the Pakistani regime and gain control of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, according to top Taliban commander in Mohmand tribal region Sheikh Omar Khaled Al-Khurasani.
• Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) will strike at the heart of Germany, it says, unless the German government frees a Muslim woman prisoner in exchange for the release of a German hostage being held by AQIM.
• Contributors to jihadist Web forums praise Mohammed Merah, the terrorist from Toulouse, and urge Muslim youth in the West to emulate him.
• Leading jihadist Web forums Al-Fida, Shumukh Al-Islam, and Ansar Al- Mujahideen cease functioning during the latter half of March 2012. Ansar Al- Mujahideen and Shumukh Al-Islam resume activity in early April.


11/4/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The First Half of March 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the first half of March 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• Given what he calls the Iranian-Shiite conspiracy to attack and take over Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abu Sufyan Al-Azdi Al-Shari, the deputy head of Al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), urges Sunnis to wage jihad against the Shiite population of Saudi Arabia.
• Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) takes responsibility for assassinating an American military intelligence officer in Aden, Yemen.
• Ansar Al-Sharia declares Shabwa Province the Islamic Emirate of Yemen.
• Ahmad Faruq, Al-Qaeda’s head of the propaganda department of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, calls for jihad against the Pakistani Army. He confirms the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the operations officer of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
• Al-Balagh, a new jihadist magazine that focuses on events in Syria, is published.
• Majlat Al-Salafiyya, a new electronic Tunisian Salafi-jihadist weekly, is published.
• Leading jihadist forums embark on a massive campaign advocating Ansar Al- Sharia in Yemen.


30/3/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of February 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of February 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• A new video clip was issued, in which Ayman Al-Zawahiri calls for the revolution in Egypt to continue until the representatives of the previous regime have been eliminated, ties to the US have been severed, and the peace treaty with Israel has been nullified.
• The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan encouraged Afghans serving proximate to Western security forces to attack them, and cited the Afghani chef who poisoned American soldiers as an example.
• Propaganda has increased against the Syrian regime, as have appeals to assist the Syrian people in their struggle against the regime.
• Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) took responsibility for an attack on the presidential palace in Yemen on the eve of the transfer of power from Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to its former vice president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
• Two new jihadist media institutions have been established: Al-Tahadi, and Inform Foundation for Media Production.
• A new jihadist Web forum called Al-Qital has been established.


19/3/2012 Periodical Review: Fatwas – January – February 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThe following report details the main fatwas published in January and February 2012 on Minbar Al-Tawhid wal- Jihad, a Web site run by the Salafi ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi. Web surfers’ questions are answered by the site’s Sharia Committee, which comprises a number of prominent Salafi sheikhs.This publication presents some of the religious-legal rulings [fatwas] handed down in January and February 2012. Among them, we highlight fatwas concerning the Islamic laws regulating participation in Libya’s National Transitional Council; the status of property looted from the estate of the deposed tyrant Muammar Qadhafi and, similarly, the status of property looted from members of the Syrian regime; the stance one should take toward Sunni soldiers fighting in the Syrian Army; and whether or not it is permissible under Islamic law for a Muslim to work for one of the security forces (police, military, FBI) in the West.


6/3/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The First Half of February 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the first half of February 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al-Qaeda, announced that the Somali movement Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen had officially joined Al-Qaeda.
• Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen organized a large celebration in honor of its having joined the ranks of Al-Qaeda.
• Ansar Al-Sharia in Yemen executed three Yemeni citizens suspected of collaborating with US forces.
• The Islamic State of Iraq took responsibility for assassinating Mullah Nadim Al-Juburi, a former leader who had left the organization.
• Abu Muhammad Al-Tahawi, an influential Salafi-jihadist in Jordan, called for jihad against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.
• A new volume was published of Al-Shamikha, a jihadist magazine for women.
• New volumes appeared of three publications that cover the jihad in Afghanistan.
• The Salafi-jihadist media outlet Al-Faroq, which focuses on Egypt, launched a new Facebook page.


28/2/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of January 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of January 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   
• The Nigerian group Boku Haram has taken responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks perpetrated on January 20, 2012, against several police institutions in Kanu, the second-largest city in Nigeria.
• Using a car laden with explosives, the Somali group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen carried out a suicide terrorist attack against the regional headquarters of the Ethiopian Army in the city of Beledweyne.
• Ansar Al-Sharia has succeeded in taking over the city of Rada’a in Yemen.
• The Shari’a Council of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has ruled that the faithful may kill the Houthis in Yemen, and stating that, in fact, it is the duty of every Muslim to wage war against the Houthis.
• The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq has emphasized that the jihad in Iraq will continue even though the US has withdrawn its troops, and that now the majority of effort will be directed against Iran’s agents in Iraq and their Shi’ite allies.
• A new jihadist group called “The Aid Front for the Syrian People” has been established, with the central goal of overthrowing Bashar Al-Assad.
• A new Salafi group has been established in Egypt named “Followers of the Sunna for the Salvation of Egypt” and headed by Hani Al-Sibai and Tariq Abd Al-Halim.
• A new jihadist Turkish periodical, ?slam Dünyas?, has been published.


12/2/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The First Half of January 2012

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the first half of January 2012. Following are the main issues raised in this report:  • The Chairman of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s Political Committee addresses the Algerian people, telling them to bring down the Algerian regime.
• The Emir of the “Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad” Group in western Africa threatens France with war and claims responsibility for the abduction of three Europeans from south Algeria.
• The Emir of the Nigerian “Boko Haram” Group promises to continue with the operations against the Christians.
• The leader of the Kenya branch of the “Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen” movement stresses that Kenya is a legitimate Jihad arena.
• The “Al-Qayrawan” Tunisian Salafi-Jihadi media institute expands its propaganda activity and is embraced by the “Shumukh Al-Islam” Jihadi forum.
• Three new issues of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
• A new newsletter called “Shahada”, focusing on the Somali jihadi arena.


22/1/2012 Periodical Review: Fatwas – November – December 2011

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThe following report details the main fatwas published in November and December, 2011 on Minbar Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a Web site run by the Salafi ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi. Web surfers’ questions are answered by the site’s Sharia Committee, which comprises a number of prominent Salafi sheikhs.This publication presents some of the religious-legal rulings [fatwas] handed down in November and December 2011. Among them, we highlight fatwas concerning joining the Free Syrian Army and the revolutionaries in Libya; participation in protests against the continued rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in Egypt; participation in demonstrations against the regime in Morocco, alongside elements whose principles contravene those of Islamic religious law [shari’a]; the appropriate response to a French newspaper’s having derided the prophet Muhammad; and the essence of the relationship with the Al-Nahdha Party in Tunisia.


16/1/2012 Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of December 2011

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring GroupThis report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of December 2011. Following are the main issues raised in this report:   • Abu Yahya Al-Libi summarizes the key events of 2011.
• A new video clip in memory of Anwar Al-Awlaki is produced by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and a message is sent to Muslims living in the US to join the battlefields of jihad or to fight the US on its own soil.
• In an audio file, Ibrahim Al-Rubaysh discusses the achievements of the Arab revolutions, especially as reflected in the weakening of the US in the Middle East.
• A new jihadist organization, calling itself Ansar Al-Din, is established in northern Mali.
• Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in West Africa takes responsibility for abducting three European citizens in Algeria.
• A new jihadist organization calling itself Ansar Al-Mujahideen is established in the Sinai Peninsula.
• Three new jihadist media outlets are established: Al-Ibda, Ibn Taymiyyah (identified with the Palestinian Salafi-jihadist Army of Islam), and Al-Faroq (based in Egypt).

 

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