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JWMG Desk

Dr. Michael BarakThe 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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Information about this morning’s terrorist attack in Har Adar gleaned from social networks

26/09/2017 | by JWMG Desk

This morning, a Palestinian terrorist carried out a shooting attack at a security checkpoint that served as an entry point for workers from the territories adjacent to the community of Har Adar, near Jerusalem. A border police officer and two security guards were killed, and another Israeli was seriously injured.

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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites May 2017

16/08/2017 | by JWMG Desk
Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites May 2017
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The Involvement of Islamist Agents of Change in Lebanon and Turkey

07/08/2017 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
Against the backdrop of the terrorist attack on the Temple Mount and the flare-up in the Muslim world over Israel's decision to erect metal detectors at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, Islamic associations in Lebanon and Turkey, most of which have ties to Hamas and the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, have demonstrated support for the Palestinian struggle against Israel's sovereignty on the Temple Mount.
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The “Daimeh 2” Program

31/07/2017 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
Jihadist organizations attribute considerable importance to their media system by virtue of its function as a central platform to for indoctrination, waging psychological warfare against the enemy, promoting “other” narratives and strengthening the self-esteem of members of the jihadist community. Many senior members of the Salafi-jihadist movement, including the leader of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, emphasized more than once the importance of the media arena and defined it as an integral part of the jihad arena in the field.[1]  A clear expression of these efforts was evident during the month of Ramadan, which began on May 26 and ended on June 24, among jihad fighters associated with Al-Qaeda throughout the Syrian arena with the launch of a unique Web series titled, “Daimeh 2”.
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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites - April 2017

17/07/2017 | by JWMG Desk
Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites April 2017
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