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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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'Dawa' in the Shadow of Covid-19: Al-Qaeda Leadership and the Western Civilians

19/08/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
The Covid-19 pandemic and the strong protests against the racism shown to the African American population which started in the US and have spread to western Europe have been identified by al-Qaeda as an opportunity to deepen the gap between the western civilian population and the political leadership and leverage Islam as a solution to the above social malady
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The Lebanese Shiite vs. Hezbollah’s Hegemony

28/07/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
The popular protests the Lebanese regime in condemnation of its corruption and the economic crisis, which started in October 2019 however paused due to COVID-19 and resumed in June 2020, includes, in addition to Sunni and Christian protesters, a growing number of Shiite protesters
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The Fight in the Deal of the Century and the Annexation Plan:

14/07/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
On the backdrop of Israel’s intention to declare sovereignty and annex parts of Judea and Samaria, 64 pro-Palestinian organizations from 19 states as well as Palestinian factions such as Fatah, Hamas and PIJ, gathered on an online Zoom conference which was broadcasted on social media in an attempt to put the above issue to the top of the Muslim world’s agenda and examine ways to cooperate in the fight against Israel’s policy in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.
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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites December 2019

05/07/2020 | by JMG Desk
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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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