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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...

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...

17th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Releases 12th Issue of Inspire Magazine

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released the 12th issue of Inspire magazine. The Long War Journal has more...

10th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Limitations of al Qaeda’s New English Webzine

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda announced this weekend the forthcoming publication of a new English webzine titled, Resurgence. The magazine is intended to help al Qaeda recruit would... more...

16th February 2014 – The Daily Beast

Syria’s Jihadist Twitter Wars

Bill Roggio

In March 2012, Omar Hammami, the American jihadist who called himself Abu Mansour al Amriki and fought for Shabaab, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia... more...

16th December 2013 – The Jerusalem Post

Terrorist Media Versus the Western Press

Benjamin Weinthal

Leading journalists and policy-makers debated on Wednesday the issue of terrorist- and regime-controlled media and the ability of Western news organizations... more...

12th December 2013 – National Review Online

The Disinformation Age

Clifford D. May

Walter Cronkite, the great CBS anchorman from 1962 to 1981, was called “the most trusted man in America” — and polling supported that claim. He’d conclude... more...

29th August 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Qatar Journalism

Clifford D. May

Al Jazeera America launched last week. The new television station features such broadcast luminaries as Soledad O’Brien, Joie Chen, Sheila MacVicar... more...

13th August 2013 – Foreign Policy

The Cuban in the Desert

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In April 2011, a post appeared on the leading jihadist web forum Shumukh al-Islam authored by a little known writer called Abu Asma al-Kubi. more...

10th August 2013 – The Long War Journal

Bahrain Blocks Hezbollah’s al Manar Television Website

Toby Dershowitz

While the camera's eye has been focused on the July designation of Hezbollah's so-called "military wing" by the European Union, the Iran-backed organization... more...

29th July 2013 – The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah Suspect Behind Burgas Attack Active on Facebook

Benjamin Weinthal

The Lebanese-Australian Hezbollah suspect Meliad Farah, who is sought by the Bulgarian authorities for his role in a deadly terrorist bombing... more...

30th June 2013 – The Long War Journal

New al Qaeda Video Features Magazine Editor, Discussion of Arab Spring

Thomas Joscelyn

A new video released by As Sahab, al Qaeda's propaganda arm, on jihadist forums on June 28 features Hossam Abdul Raouf, the editor of the terrorist organization's... more...

21st June 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Al Jazeera at the Newseum

Bankrolled by the oil and gas wealth of Qatar, now hiring 800 staff members and opening 12 news bureaus across the United States, Al Jazeera will soon be coming... more...

10th June 2013 – Foreign Policy

How Dangerous Is a Terrorist with a Twitter Handle?

Jonathan Schanzer

Sensational reports in the Guardian and Washington Post recently blew the lid off of the National Security Agency's (NSA) electronic surveillance efforts, which have harvested... more...

26th February 2013 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Launches New Website

Thomas Joscelyn

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, the al Qaeda-linked extremist group responsible for the Sept. 14, 2012 assault on the US Embassy in Tunis, has launched a new website. The group advertised the impending launch... more...

5th February 2013 – The Globe and Mail

Homegrown Terror is Real, But You Won’t Find It Online

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Homegrown terrorism has become a topic of discussion in both Canada and the United States. A study by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service found that violent extremists in Canada are more often citizens... more...

10th January 2013 – Haaretz

Al Gore’s Al Jazeera Sellout

It was July 18th, 2008, the birthday of Samir Kuntar, and so Al Jazeera naturally had a birthday celebration. Fortuitously, Kuntar had been released just two days earlier from a near three-decade spell in... more...

10th January 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

From Al Gore to Al Jazeera

Clifford D. May

A few years back I was interviewed about some development in the Middle East by a reporter from Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned television news channel. Afterwards, we sat for a while and talked... more...

29th June 2012 – Haaretz

Paper Trail Leads to Damascus

In December 2010, the New York Times' Robert F. Worth wrote an article about the newspaper Al-Akhbar, "the most dynamic and daring in Lebanon, and perhaps anywhere in the Arab world." more...

14th June 2012 – NOW Lebanon

Defensive Propaganda

Tony Badran

Of all the uprisings of the “Arab Spring,” the Syrian revolt has been the one arena where pro-regime information warfare has been a central element in the ongoing conflict. more...


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.