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17th April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State propagandists seek to undermine rival jihadists in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's propagandists continue to take aim at rival jihadists, including al Qaeda and Hay'at Tahrir al Sham (HTS). A recent Islamic State video calls upon HTS fighters to defect to the so-called caliphate's cause. more...

13th April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

IRGC-controlled Syrian militia declares jihad against US forces in Syria

Amir Toumaj, Romany Shaker

A Syrian militia led by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) declared on April 6 jihad against US and allied forces in Syria. The IRGC is likely to boost its military support to the group as it explores avenues to drive the US out of Syria. more...

24th March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda again addresses factional infighting in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The latest edition of al Qaeda's Al-Nafir news bulletin addresses the jihadists' infighting in Syria. Al Qaeda has been forced to comment on the disputes multiple times over the past year. more...

22nd March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Grozny jihadist swore allegiance to Baghdadi before assaulting police

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has claimed responsibility for a jihadist's assault on police in Grozny on Mar. 20. Amaq released a video of the alleged perpetrator swearing allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi prior to his day of terror. The video is similar to a string of other clips released by Amaq since mid-2016. more...

21st March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda chief says America is the ‘first enemy’ of Muslims

Thomas Joscelyn

As Sahab has released two new messages from al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri in recent days. In the first, he again criticizes Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's Islamic State, accusing it of sowing dissent in the jihadists' ranks. In the second, Zawahiri reminds jihadists and Muslims that his organization considers the US to be their "first enemy." more...

17th February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban still intent on ruling Afghanistan after ‘peaceful’ message to US

Bill Roggio

The Taliban has consistently stated over the past decade that it does not seek to share power with the Afghan government, and the only peace possible begins with the US abandoning the country. more...

2nd February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban promotes Abu Bakr Siddique training camp

Bill Roggio

Taliban are parading around with a number of captured Afghan police Ford Ranger pickup trucks. The police trucks were supplied to the Afghan police by the US military. more...

23rd January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates Islamic State executioner, fighter as terrorists

Thomas Joscelyn

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23rd January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Senior AQAP leader added to US terror list by State Department

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department has added Khalid Batarfi, an al Qaeda veteran and senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader, to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists. Batarfi threatened the US and Jews in a video released by AQAP just yesterday. more...

19th January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo detainee warns against spilling secrets

Thomas Joscelyn

Ibrahim al Qosi, a former Guantanamo detainee, is one of three senior AQAP leaders featured in a video released this week titled, "Secrets, its Dangers and the Departure of the Best of Us." The video is focused on the US drone campaign and the jihadists' lapses in security. more...

13th August 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

AQAP publishes guide for derailing trains in the US, Europe

Thomas Joscelyn

The 17th edition of AQAP’s Inspire magazine provides a how-to guide for building a train derailment device. Al Qaeda has plotted against trains in the West in the past. more...

5th May 2017 – Quoted by W.J. Hennigan - Los Angeles Times

Killing the messenger: targeting Islamic State’s operatives who plot foreign attacks online

Thomas Joscelyn

The months-long manhunt for French-born Rachid Kassim ended one chilly morning early this year when a drone-launched missile destroyed his battered white pickup truck as it motored through the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul. more...

8th September 2016 – Quoted by Austin Bodetti - The Diplomat

The Taliban’s Latest Battlefield: Social Media

Bill Roggio

The Taliban has drastically ramped up its presence on services like Twitter and WhatsApp in the past few years. more...

15th July 2016 – Quoted by Rukmini Callimachi - The New York Times

In Truck Attack in Nice, Mainstay of Commerce Reinvented as Tool of Death

Thomas Joscelyn

More than five years ago, Al Qaeda called on its followers to use cars as tools of terror. Soon after, the terrorist group that had brought down the twin towers scrapped the idea, feeling that the tactic was too indiscriminate, too likely to kill Muslims. more...

15th July 2016 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Learning to Live With Islamic Terrorism, in France and Beyond

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After the horror at Nice, perhaps the most depressing comment came from France's prime minister. Calling for unity in the face of terror, Manuel Valls observed: "Times have changed, and we should learn to live with terrorism. We have to show solidarity and collective calm." more...

14th September 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on Ayman al Zawahiri’s call for lone wolf attacks in the U.S. more...

1st April 2015 – Quoted by Mitch Potter - thestar.com

Don’t Believe Talk of an Islamic State Truce

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Every day is April Fool’s when it comes to Dabiq, the slick propaganda sheet the Islamic State uses to play with the minds of English readers. more...

19th September 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest video from IS. more...

6th June 2014 – Jihadology

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia’s Social Media Activity in 2014

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST), the country’s foremost salafi jihadist group, has experienced a significant change in fortunes over the past year. more...

24th March 2014 – FDD Press

Textbook Diplomacy

David Andrew Weinberg

With President Obama poised to visit Saudi Arabia at the end of this month, America’s relations are strained with the Kingdom. The Saudis do not trust America’s nuclear deal... more...

Experts
Events

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC

 

23rd May 2012 - 7:30 PM

Facebook Fatwa: Saudi Clerics, Wahhabi Islam and the Threat of Social Media Radicalization

A Conversation with Michael DoranReuel Marc GerechtSteven Miller, Younesse Safaa, and Jonathan Schanzer

After the September 11 attacks of 2001, and following al-Qaeda’s violent campaign against Saudi Arabia in 2003 and 2004, Saudi authorities launched a crackdown on state-sanctioned radicalism in the Kingdom. This included tighter controls on terror finance, dismantling al-Qaeda’s local cells, and monitoring the country’s mosques. One decade later, a new study by FDD finds that elements of the religious establishment continue to disseminate rulings and opinions that run counter to U.S. interests, and they do so increasingly via social media.