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The Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism presents periodical insights on the latest significant issues discussed in Jihadi forums. The review covers a broad range of fields and presents trends in the dialogue between Jihadi activists and supporters. It examines new Jihadi publications as well as traditional news sources, and includes: leaders' statements, Jihadi magazines, interesting correspondence which stimulated dialogue, specific threats and clues regarding attacks, predicted future activity and more.

The Wave of Incitement by Jihadist Activists Continues: Defaming France on the Social Media Sites

17/11/2015 | by JWMG Team

The social media sites serve, without a doubt, as important platforms in the hands of jihadist activists for transmitting messages about recruitment, for indoctrination, and for other uses. The serious terror attacks that occurred on November 13 in Paris significantly enhanced the impassioned and inciting discourse fueled by jihadist activists, and specifically by the Islamic State, denouncing France. For example, a new Twitter hashtag was launched on November 15, called “Paris Before Rome” (#باريس_قبل_روما). The discourse is mainly characterized by praises for the recent terror attacks, and calls for intensifying the acts against France and its institutions around the world.

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Recent Jihadi Discourse Pertaining to Aviation Threats

11/11/2015 | by JWMG Team

During the last few weeks, there has been a growing trend of lively discourse on the Shumukh Al-Islam forum about flight and aircraft. The downing of the Russian Kogalymavia Airlines plane in the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015 increased the scope of the conversations on the forum that dealt with flight and the possibility of attacking aircraft.

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Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Return to the Media Scene

10/09/2015 | by JWMG Team
Ahead of the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Al-Sahab jihadist media institution – the official communication wing of the Al-Qaeda leadership – announced the launch of an audio series containing interviews with Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al-Qaeda, regarding the “Islamic Spring”.
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The Salafist Movement in the Gaza Strip, “Campaign Arm Us” – A Challenge to the Hamas Leadership?

05/08/2015 | by JWMG Team
The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Monitoring Group, which monitors the Internet activity of jihadist elements, recently discovered a fundraising campaign on the social network, Twitter, under the heading “Campaign Arm Us” (Hamlat Jahhizna), which was organized by the Salafi-jihadist movement in the Gaza Strip for the purpose of purchasing weapons and ammunition.
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Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Absence – A Sign of Retreat from his Position?

06/07/2015 | by JWMG Team
One of the issues presenting a challenge for terrorism investigators concerns Ayman al-Zawahiri’s influence on the path of global jihad in light of the increasing erosion of Al-Qaeda’s power. The growing rift between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS), the assassinations of senior Al-Qaeda figures in the organization – most recently, Sheikh Nasser al-Wahayshi in June 2015 – and the defection of Al-Qaeda members to the IS, underlie the weakening of the organization
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