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JMG Desk

Dr. Michael BarakThe Jihadi Monitoring Group (JMG) 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. JMG connects each source to larger trends, providing a complete understanding of events on both a local and a global scale.

Recently, the JMG started to record and analyze Fatwas by radical Islamic clerics and relevant news items from Arabic media. 

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ISIS Strengthens in Iraq

22/06/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
The loss of ISIS’ last stronghold in Baghuz (Syria) led politicians in the Muslim world and the west to eulogize the organization. Pres. Trump has even gone and said in February 2019 that the allied forces managed to drive ISIS’ operatives off all the territories previously under its control and fully eliminate it. Yet, the increased volume of ISIS’ activity in the past six months point to a trend of recovery strengthening in the Iraqi theater.
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“International Jerusalem Day 2020” A Pro-Iranian Coalition Show of Force vs. Israel

10/06/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
On May 22nd, 2020 the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a British pro-Iranian organization, held an online conference to commemorate the “International Jerusalem Day” (IJD) to present an intercontinental show of force, put the Palestinian issue on the international agenda and justify the struggle against Israel on the political and military levels.
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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites November 2019

28/04/2020 | by JMG Desk

Monthly Report

Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites

November 2019

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The Corona Pandemic: An Opportunity for ISIS

30/03/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)

ISIS is interpreting the above pandemic as a divine intervention, propelled by a divine plan to punish the infidels. Per it, the world, the west in particular, fell into hard times manifested by an economic crisis, low civilian morale and increasing attrition of its security forces due to their allocation for additional public safety and civilian assistance duties. Per ISIS, should the trend continue it will lead to anarchy and therefore they need to capitalize on the west’s current weakness and execute quality attacks as has happened in Paris, Brussels and other countries.

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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites October 2019

25/03/2020 | by JMG Desk

Monthly Report

Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites

October 2019

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