ATbar Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums - The Second Half of July 2012

Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums - The Second Half of July 2012

03/09/2012 | by JMG Desk  

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

• The emir of the Islamic State of Iraq announces that jihad in Iraq has entered a new phase, of more intense assaults on the installments of Shiites and their allies. He also promises a wave of attacks in the US, more violent than those of September 11, 2001.
• Mevlevi Sengin, a senior leader of the Haqqani Network, urges Turkey’s Muslims to fight the enemies of Allah in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
• The Pakistan Taliban threaten to attack Burmese interests in Pakistan, to avenge the alleged persecution and slaughter of Muslims by the Burmese regime.
• Sheikh Harith bin Ghazi Al-Nadhari, a senior member of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), encourages Muslims living in the West to perform individual acts of jihad.
• Ansar Bet Al-Maqdes [Supporters of Jerusalem], a new Salafi-jihadist group, takes responsibility for blowing up the Egypt-Israel gas pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula.
• The Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, a Salafi-jihadist group active in the Sinai Peninsula, publishes a video clip calling for jihad against Israel and the Jews, and video clips showing two of its operatives.
• Hussam Abd Al-Raouf, a member of Al-Qaeda’s strategic council, proposes a detailed program for turning Egypt into an Islamic theocracy.
• Shumukh Al-Islam, a leading jihadist Web forum, renews its activity after a hiatus.

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