The Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group (JWMG) is a specialized research and analysis team at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Composed of researchers fluent in Arabic, the JWMG monitors websites that support and serve the Global Jihad organizations.
The unique characteristic of JWMG publications is the team's integration of diverse materials from a wide variety of Arabic sources. JWMG connects each source to larger trends, providing a complete understanding of events on both a local and a global scale.
Recently, the JWMG started to record and analyze Fatwas by radical Islamic clerics and relevant news items from Arabic media.
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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites
In 2016, the IS in West Africa split from Boko Haram. As a result, two main jihadist groups were formed in the Nigerian arena: Boko Haram, led by Abubakar Shekau, and the IS in West Africa, led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi.
From a broad perspective, the battle between Al-Qaeda and the IS as a battle for the hearts and minds of Boko Haram members.