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Global Jihad in Africa: Danger and Challenges

19/08/2021

On July 1st, 2021, while speaking at a UN conference on counter-terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (OCT) stressed the rise in radical Islamic terrorism threat in Africa. Further, he said that within the framework of counter-terrorism one must prepare for tomorrow’s threat and conduct global war on terrorism while at the same time innovate and adjust traditional counter-terrorism modi operandi[1].  On the other hand, ISIS spokesman, Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, was quoted in al-Naba magazine (vol. 292, dated June 24th, 2021) as calling to continue ISIS’ Baqiya wa tatamaddad (i.e., remaining and expanding) campaign and to recruit Muslims in Africa.

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The Islamic State’s Web Jihadi Magazine Dabiq and Rumiyah. More than just Propaganda

20/07/2021

The present research focuses on the study of the Web jihadi magazines developed by the Islamic State from 2014 until 2017. This study analyses the content of the Islamic State’s magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah in relation to the events occurred on the ground both within the core Caliphate and in the global arena.

Written by Dr. Eitan Azani and Francesco Dotti

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The Concept of Honor in Jihadi Culture

04/02/2020
Psychological Point of View
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Women in the Service of Jihad – Buds of Gender Equality?

21/01/2020

One of the most surprising developments in female involvement within various Islamic terrorist organizations is the way Jihadi organizations have allowed women to assume various roles, including battlefield positions and execution of terror attacks. These women are integrated into an arena that from a historical and classical perspective has been a male-dominated arena (Von Knop, 2007).

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Identifying Money Transfers and Terror Finance Infrastructure

20/01/2020
While monitoring Bitcoin address 1LaNXgq2ctDEa4fTha6PTo8sucqzieQctq, an irregular increase in the scope of activity has been identified compared to a previous review. A deeper review showed that the same address served a seemingly legitimate financial website by the name of cash4ps, which has been active in the past four years.
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