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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...

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...

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.