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  • Profile: Moeed Abdul Salam (10/25/12)

  • Moeed Abdul Salam, a little-known American terror propagandist, was killed in Pakistan during the course of a raid on his apartment by Pakistani troops less than two months after Anwar Al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

  • AQAP Releases Very Different Issues of Inspire (05/11/12)



  • Revolution Muslim's Web of Influence (02/27/12)

  • Revolution Muslim and its past leadership attracted a significant number of individuals implicated in terror-related activities in the U.S.

  • AQAP Releases "New" Posthumous al-Awlaki Video (01/09/12)

  • Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) media arm released a video on December 20, 2011, featuring a eulogy for Anwar al-Awlaki and a never before seen video message from him in an effort to reach al-Awlaki's Western audience and perpetuate his message after his death.

  • Al Shabaab Launches Apparent Twitter Campaign (12/20/11)

  • The Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al Shabaab apparently began posting on the social media website Twitter on December 7, 2011, in what is the latest exploitation of the internet by terrorists and their supporters.

  • Inspire Seven Released Days Before Deaths of Awlaki and Khan (09/29/11)

  • The seventh issue of the English-language terrorist magazine, Inspire, released online by the media wing of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on September 27, 2011, focuses on the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The issues was released just days before Samir Khan, an American citizen believed to be the principal author of Inspire, was reported killed in a drone strike in Yemen along with influential jihadist propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki, who was also a regular contributor to the magazine.

  • Virginian Charged with Propagating Violent Jihad (09/07/11)

  • A Pakistani-born permanent legal resident from Virginia has been charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization by producing a video "glorifying violent jihad" on its behalf.

  • Pennsylvania Man Charged with Inciting Terrorism (07/19/11)

  • A 21-year-old Pennsylvania man has been indicted on terror-related charges for allegedly using the Internet to encourage violence against Americans. Emerson Winfield Begolly, of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was charged on July 14, 2011, with soliciting crimes of violence, including acts of terrorism, and with posting bomb-making materials online.

  • AQAP Releases Sixth Issue of Inspire Magazine (07/19/11)

  • The sixth issue of the English-language terrorist magazine, Inspire, released online by the media wing of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on July 19, 2011, focuses mostly on the martyrdom of Osama bin Laden and other AQAP fighters.

  • American Al Qaeda Spokesman Calls on Americans to Attack at Home (06/09/11)

  • Adam Yahiye Gadahn, an American Muslim convert from California who has appeared in Al Qaeda propaganda videos for nearly a decade, has called on Americans to launch attacks on U.S. soil.

  • AQAP Releases Fifth Issue of Inspire Magazine (03/30/11)

  • The Fifth issue of the English-language terrorist magazine Inspire, released online by the media wing of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on March 29, 2011, focuses mostly on the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • As-Shamikha Magazine: Inside Al Qaeda's Women of Jihad (03/18/11)

  • The first issue of As-Shamikha (The Mighty One), a self-described "Islamic jihadi magazine for women," has been released by Al-Fajr Media Center, an online distributor of Al-Qaeda materials.

  • Accessing American Muslim Extremists: An Overview of Online Trends in 2010 (01/25/11)

  • A significant number of American Muslim extremists involved in terror-related activity over the past several years have been influenced by an abundance of terrorist propaganda and recruitment techniques online.

  • Al Qaeda's Inspire Magazine Publishes New Calls for Attacks in the U.S. (01/18/11)

  • The fourth issue of the English-language terrorist magazine Inspire, released online by the media wing of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on January 16, 2011, calls for terrorist attacks in the U.S. and provides instructions on how to destroy buildings.

  • Al Qaeda Media Releases Online Bomb Manual in English (01/10/11)

  • An Al Qaeda-affiliated media organization has released an English-language bomb-making manual for its online audience.

  • Al Qaeda English Magazine Calls for Explosive Packages to be Sent on U.S.-Bound Aircraft (11/22/10)

  • Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen – which sent explosive-laden packages on U.S.-bound cargo flights in October – has threatened to "bleed the enemy to death" by sending similar explosive devices on both commercial and passenger aircrafts in Western countries.

  • Al Qaeda Releases First-Ever English Terror Magazine (07/15/10)

  • In its latest effort to reach Western audiences, Al Qaeda has released its first-ever English-language magazine that provides detailed bomb making instructions and calls on followers to "destroy" America.

  • Virginia Man Behind South Park Threats Encourages Parents to Teach Children about Jihad (07/06/10)

  • The Virginia man who threatened the creators of South Park for their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad has distributed a 25-page report on how to teach Western children the values of Jihad.

  • Gaza Flotilla Incident Sparks Anti-Semitism and Calls for Violence Online (06/03/10)

  • Expressions of anti-Semitism and calls for violence against Israel and Jews have exploded online in response to the Israeli naval operation to stop a flotilla of ships en route to Gaza on May 31, 2010.

  • Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee: An Extensive Online Footprint (04/20/10)



  • American Ideologues Reach Western Audiences with Online Terror Propaganda (03/08/10)

  • American Muslim ideologues living abroad are using their online pulpits to reach and influence extremists in the U.S. with ideologies of extreme intolerance and violence. Through English-language propaganda distributed on a variety of online platforms, these ideologues have not only encouraged attacks in the U.S., but also recruited followers to join terrorist groups overseas.

  • Al Qaeda Second-in-Command Calls for “Jihad against Jews” (12/17/09)

  • Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, has renewed calls to establish an Islamic state in Israel and urges his followers to “seek jihad against Jews” and their supporters.

  • Fort Hood Shooting is Praised Online as Act of Heroism (11/25/09)

  • In the aftermath of the November 5 shootings at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, numerous posts expressing support for the suspected shooter have appeared on a range of English-language Web sites and forums.

  • English Jihad Magazine Targets Western Audience (07/17/09)

  • Muslim extremists are increasingly appealing to Western audiences through English-language magazines disseminated via the Internet.

  • Islamic Terrorist Group Threatens to Attack Germany and Jews (04/24/09)

  • An Al Qaeda linked terrorist group reportedly threatened to attack the “criminal” German government and German Jewish citizens in a video posted on the Internet on April 10, 2009.

  • American Al Qaeda Spokesman Resurfaces in Video (04/20/09)

  • Adam Yahiye Gadahn, an American Muslim convert who joined Al Qaeda in the late 1990s, urged Muslims to provide assistance to suicide bombers with "money and men" and criticized America and Israel as "forces of evil" in a video produced by Al Sahab, Al Qaeda's media wing, on April 13, 2009.

  • Apparent American Militants in Somalia Appear in Video (04/07/09)

  • A video featuring two men identifying themselves as Americans fighting in southern Somalia has surfaced, according to reports. A spokesperson for the FBI office in Minneapolis, which is investigating a group of Americans who have left their homes to join a terrorist group in Somalia, reportedly said the video was brought to his office's attention on April 5, 2009.

  • Somali Terrorist Group Releases Recruitment Video Featuring "the American" (04/02/09)

  • A propaganda video by a Somali terrorist group urging foreigners "to come and live the life of a mujahid" features an English speaking militant named "the American."

  • Islamic Militant Online Magazine Focuses on Gaza (02/17/09)

  • The latest issue of an online magazine for Islamic militants focuses on Israel's military action in Gaza to stop Hamas rockets from being fired at Israeli towns and cities.

  • PFLP Calls for Takeover of Israeli Embassies (01/16/09)

  • The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization responsible for attacks against Israelis since the 1960s, called for an “escalation and expansion of direct action, particularly the takeover of embassies of Israel and its allies” on its English-language Web site.

  • Hamas Expands Reach Through Media (11/24/08)

  • Al Quds TV, a new Arabic language satellite television channel, reportedly linked to Hamas, is the latest part of the terrorist organization's expanding media network.

  • Video Sharing Web Site Linked to Hamas (11/18/08)

  • A file sharing Web site containing videos that glorify suicide bombers and terrorism appears to be the latest effort by Hamas to reach a wider audience through the Internet.

  • American Al Qaeda Spokesman Releases New Video (10/10/08)

  • In a new video featuring Adam Yahiye Gadahn, the American Muslim convert who joined Al Qaeda in the late 1990s threatens the “Zionist-crusader enemy” and criticizes Pakistani authorities.

  • Online Terror Facilitator Sentenced in London (09/15/08)

  • A British man who allegedly distributed terrorist related materials online to a network of contacts in the United States, Europe and Canada, has been sentenced in London.

  • Hamas Media Reaches Children with Messages of Hate and Violence (04/28/08)

  • Hamas, the terrorist organization which now governs the Gaza Strip, continues to use the media to indoctrinate children as young as pre-school into its cause, promote terrorist activity and incite hatred of Jews and Israelis.

  • Zawahiri Responds to Online Questions; Threatens Israel & Jews (04/04/08)

  • Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda’s second in command, threatened Israel and “Jewish interests” in a 90-minute audio message billed as the first installment of responses to more than 900 questions submitted on Web sites commonly used by Islamic militants.

  • Samir Khan Launches New Blog for Jihadist Propaganda (04/01/08)



  • Zawahiri Releases First Video in 2008 (03/03/08)

  • In a video posted on a Web site commonly used by Islamic militants, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda’s second in command, threatens that Al Qaeda will take revenge on America for killing one of their top chiefs.

  • Al Qaeda Releases Videos for Cell Phones (01/23/08)

  • Al Qaeda has announced the release of eight previously recorded videos in a format designed for cell phones. The announcement was released on Web sites commonly used by Islamic militants by Al Qaeda’s media wing Al Sahab on January 4, 2008.

  • PFLP Launches English Language Web Site (01/08/08)

  • The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization responsible for attacks against Israelis since the late 1960s, has launched an English-language Web site in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of its founding.

  • Hezbollah Releases Anti-Israel War Game (08/17/07)

  • The terrorist group Hezbollah has announced the release of its latest video game designed for children, in which players destroy Israeli military vehicles and kill Israeli soldiers.

  • Hamas Online Magazine for Children Promotes Terror and Hatred (05/11/07)

  • A Hamas online magazine designed for children continues to use cartoon characters, games and other content to demonize Jews and Israelis and glorify terrorism.

  • Suicide Bomber Detonates Himself in Internet Cafe (03/19/07)

  • A Moroccan man, who allegedly planned to attack landmarks in Casablanca, blew himself up in an Internet cafe on March 11, 2007.

  • Jihadist Video Announces "Islamic State of Iraq" (11/16/06)

  • The Global Islamic Media Front, a long-time "umbrella" propaganda organization for Islamic extremists, has released a propaganda video announcing the establishment of the "Islamic State of Iraq."

  • Hezbollah Web Sites Continue to Use U.S. Internet Services (08/08/06)

  • Despite being bombarded by Israeli forces in Lebanon, Al-Manar television and Al-Nour radio, Hezbollah's main propaganda arms, continue to operate by utilizing the services of U.S.-based Internet companies.

  • Hamas Magazine for Kids Promotes Martyrdom and Hatred (03/14/06)

  • The first issues of Hamas' on-line magazine for kids since the Palestinian terrorist organization won control of the Palestinian parliament encourages kids to become suicide bombers and advocates hatred of Jews.

  • Cyber Operative Charged in Real World Terror Plot (03/01/06)

  • The saga of Younis Tsouli, a 22-year-old British national arrested near London in October 2005 for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack, illustrates the growing threat posed by terrorist sympathizers seeking to engage in activity beyond cyberspace.

  • Hackers Attack Danish Newspaper Web Site (02/09/06)

  • A video showing how hackers attacked the Web site of a Danish newspaper that printed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed is circulating on numerous Internet forums and bulletin boards.

  • Terrorist Video Producer Captured In Iraq (11/30/05)

  • A man allegedly responsible for producing propaganda videos for the Jaish al-Mujahideen terrorist group in Iraq has been apprehended by coalition forces.

  • Alleged Al Qaeda Newscast Posted to Internet (10/21/05)

  • Three editions of Sout Al Khilafa (Arabic for “Voice of the Caliphate”), a new online video newscast that claims to be the “voice of Al Qaeda on the Internet,” have been posted to the Internet by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a long-time “umbrella” propaganda group for Islamic terrorists.

  • Terrorist Training Videos Appear Online (08/22/05)

  • Links to terrorist training videos featuring instructions on how to build explosive devices and prepare gunpowder have recently appeared on several Web sites regularly used by militant Islamic groups.

  • Self-Proclaimed “Jihad Brigades in Palestine” Claims Missile Attack on Jewish Settlement (08/08/05)

  • A group calling itself “Jihad Brigades in Palestine – the military wing of Al Qaeda in Palestine” posted a link on an Al Qaeda affiliated Web site to an online video taking credit for missile attacks on Jewish settlements in Gaza at the end of July.

  • Al Qalah Web Site Provides Forum for Militants (07/08/05)

  • A Web site that recently posted a claim of responsibility for the London mass transit bombings is regularly used by militant Islamic groups.

  • Second Edition of Al Qaeda in Iraq Recruitment Magazine Posted (06/20/05)

  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, an Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has issued the second edition of its recruitment magazine over the Internet.

  • Web Sites Endorse Attack of U.S. Embassy in Indonesia (06/06/05)

  • Two Web sites providing information and advice on the best way to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia were posted on the Internet on May 25.

  • Discovery of Zarqawi’s Laptop Provides Important Clues (04/28/05)

  • The recovery by U.S. military forces in Iraq of a laptop computer, which is believed to be the property of wanted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is being called “a seminal event” by U.S. officials.

  • Al Qaeda in Iraq Posts Recruitment Magazine to Internet (04/01/05)

  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, an Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has posted a 43-page magazine on the Internet in an effort to recruit new fighters and spread its propaganda.

  • Hezbollah Web Sites Forced to Relocate (03/14/05)

  • At least ten Hezbollah-associated Web sites have moved from or been shut down by Web-hosting companies in the United States and Canada so far in 2005.

  • Jihad Online: Islamic Terrorists and the Internet (01/01/02)




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