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Barry Walter Bujol Jr.
Profile:Barry Walter Bujol Jr., who communicated online with Anwar al-Awlaki, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to deliver money and equipment to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Revolution Muslim's Web of Influence
Profile: Revolution Muslim and its past leadership attracted a significant number of individuals implicated in terror-related activities in the U.S.
Boko Haram: The Emerging Jihadist Threat in West Africa
Profile: Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group that seeks to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria that will strictly adhere to its interpretation of Islamic law, has raised international concern over its increasingly violent activities and its potential links to terrorist organizations
Emerson Winfield Begolly
Emerson Winfield Begolly Profile: Emerson Winfield Begolly, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania man who was active on several jihadist forums, has been indicted on terror-related charges for allegedly using the Internet to encourage violence against Americans.
Younes Abdullah Muhammad
Zachary Chesser Profile: Younes Abdullah Muhammad, founder of Revolution Muslim, a fringe anti-Semitic Muslim organization that justifies terrorist attacks, has been charged with communicating threats against the creators of the cartoon "South Park."
Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee: An Extensive Online Footprint
Zachary Chesser Profile: Zachary Chesser, a Virginia man who disseminated terrorist propaganda through a variety of online platforms, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on February 24, 2011, for attempting to join a terrorist group in Somalia.
Yousef al-Khattab
yousef_khattab Profile: Despite publicly distancing himself from Revolution Muslim, Yousef al-Khattab, the group's cofounder and former leader, remains committed to many of the group's core ideas and has endorsed the extremist ideologies of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Profile: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which has carried out numerous attacks against American interests in Pakistan and Afghanistan and attempted to carry out a terror attack in New York, has warned of future terror attacks inside the U.S.
Samir Khan
Samir Khan
Profile: Samir Khan, a 24-year-old former North Carolina resident known for distributing terrorist propaganda through various blogs for several years, is believed to be the principal author of Al Qaeda’s first-ever English-language magazine.
Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH)
Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH)
Profile: Insani Yardim Vakfi (Humanitarian Relief Fund in Turkish, or IHH), an Istanbul-based Islamic charity with links to Hamas, was one of the key organizers of the "Freedom Flotilla," a convoy of ships en route to Gaza that were intercepted by the Israeli Navy on May 31, 2010.
Revolution Muslim (RM)
Revolution Muslim Profile: Revolution Muslim (RM) is a New York City-based anti-Semitic Muslim organization that justifies terrorist attacks and other forms of violence against non-Muslims and seeks “the dismantlement of western, secular dominance across the world,” according to its Web site. RM promotes the ideas of Abdullah el-Faisal, who served four years in a British prison for urging his followers to kill non-Muslims.
 Omar Hammami
Omar Hammami Profile: Omar Hammami, a 25-year-old American citizen from Alabama, has become a primary recruiter for an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group based in Somalia.
 Al Shabaab’s American Recruits
Al Shabaab Profile: The wave of Americans traveling to Somalia to fight with Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group, remains one of the “highest priorities in anti-terrorism,” according to the FBI. Al Shabaab has made an “active and deliberate attempt” to recruit young American men both in person and on the Internet over the past few years.
 Anwar al-Awlaki
Anwar al-Awlaki Profile: The Fort Hood shooting in Texas that left 13 people dead and 29 others wounded renewed public discussions about Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. born Muslim cleric living in Yemen, and his influence on American Muslim extremists.
 The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps logo Profile: The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran’s elite military unit designated by the U.S. as one of the “proliferators of weapons of mass destruction,” has increased its threats against Israel, America and other Western countries. The IRGC allegedly provides training and financial support to various terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban and Shi’i militias in Iraq.
 Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT)
Hizb ut-Tahrir logo Profile: Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), an international organization that seeks to establish a worldwide Islamic theocracy, is increasing its efforts to spread its message and recruit members in America. A close look at the group’s ideology and international activity reveals that HT is fundamentally opposed to capitalism and democracy and is explicitly hostile toward Israel and Jews.
 Muslim World League (MWL)
Muslim World League logo Profile: The Muslim World League (MWL) is a Saudi Arabia-based international organization that promulgates a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam around the world through a large network of charities and affiliated organizations. MWL has a long history of providing financial support to terrorist groups or having organizational links to them, including to Hamas, Abu Sayyaf group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Jemaat al Islamiyya, and Al Qaeda.
 Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Profile: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, has called on followers to launch terror attacks on U.S. soil and to attack American interests abroad. The attempted bombing of a transatlantic flight over Detroit in December 2009 marks the first time the group tried to carry out an attack against American interests outside of the Arabian Peninsula.
 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET)
Profile: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), a Pakistani-based Islamic terrorist organization, seeks to drive out Indian security forces from the disputed Jammu and Kashmir regions of South Asia and establish an Islamic caliphate. Over the past few years, LET’s agenda has embraced a more global anti-Western ideology that considers the United States, Israel and India to be its primary enemies. As part of this campaign, LET has vowed that it will plant the “flag of Islam” in Washington, Tel Aviv and New Delhi.
 Ayman al-Zawahiri
Profile: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda's second-in-command and ideological leader, has increasingly become the public voice of Al Qaeda, issuing dozens of statements on behalf of the terrorist movement. These statements - released as videos, audio recordings and written statements - are frequently filled with threats against Israel and Jews.
 Sami Al-Arian
Profile: Sami al-Arian, a former University of South Florida professor, has been indicted by the U.S. District Court in Virginia on two counts of criminal contempt for refusing to testify in a federal grand jury investigation reportedly looking into terrorism financing in Northern Virginia.
 Al-Manar
Profile: Al-Manar broadcasts Hezbollah’s messages of hate and violence to millions of viewers worldwide. Through Al-Manar, Hezbollah incites violence, disseminates anti-Semitic and anti-American propaganda and glorifies terrorism.
 Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
Profile: Under Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's leadership, Hezbollah has waged a guerrilla war against Israeli military forces in South Lebanon and carried out terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.
 Adam Gadahn: Al Qaeda’s American Voice
Profile: Adam Yahiye Gadahn, an American Muslim convert who joined Al Qaeda in the late 1990s, has been featured in several videos produced by the terrorist group’s media wing, Al Sahab, since 2004. His video appearances, which are mostly in English and geared toward Western audiences, demonstrate his anti-Semitic and anti-Christian views and are marked by threats against America and its allies.
 Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Profile: Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a radical Muslim Brotherhood ideologue based in Qatar, has garnered worldwide appeal through a wide network of associations and by making use of various media outlets. He has a long record of endorsing Palestinian suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.
 Al Aqsa TV
Profile: Al Aqsa TV, the Hamas-run television station which began broadcasting in the Gaza Strip in January 2006, promotes terrorist activity and incites hatred of Jews and Israelis. Much of the programming that glorifies violence is geared towards children.
 Izzedeen al-Qassam Brigades
Profile: The Izzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the well armed military wing of Hamas, has carried out terrorist attacks against Israel, including numerous suicide bombings, rocket attacks, shootings and kidnappings.
 Hamas
Profile: Hamas, founded in 1987 by Palestinian members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza and the West Bank, preaches that violent jihad against Israel is a religious obligation incumbent on every Muslim.
 Zacarias Moussaoui
Profile: A federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, has sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person to be tried in the U.S. in connection to the September 11 terrorist attacks, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
 Abu Hamza al-Masri
Profile: A London court has sentenced Abu Hamza al-Masri, one of the most radical Islamic clerics in Britain, to seven years in prison on charges of inciting followers to murder Jews and other non-Muslims and encouraging racial hatred.
 Al Qaeda
Profile: Led by Osama bin Laden, the face of modern Islamic terrorism, Al Qaeda is responsible for many of the world’s deadliest terrorist attacks. In recent years, Al Qaeda has transformed itself from a well-organized group into a diffuse international terrorist network made up of regional affiliate organizations and clandestine cells around the world.
 The Army of Ansar al-Sunna
Profile: Since 2003, Jaish Ansar al-Sunna (Arabic for "Army of the Followers of the Teachings") has carried out some of the most lethal terrorist attacks in Iraq, including many suicide bombings, in an effort to achieve its ultimate goal of establishing a fundamentalist Islamic government in the county.
 Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi
Profile: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, one of the world's leading Islamic terrorists, was killed on June 7, 2006, in an air strike northwest of Baghdad, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Zarqawi's influence had increased substantially among radical jihadists, and he was considered by many experts to be a terrorist of equal stature to Osama Bin Laden.
 Musa Abu Marzuq
Profile: Marzuq holds the post of Deputy Political Bureau Chief of Hamas. In this capacity, he is responsible for coordinating the international aspects of Hamas’ terrorist activities, specifically the organization’s funding and the training of the group’s operatives.
 Hezbollah
Profile: Hezbollah, armed and trained by Iran and allowed to operate and move openly by Syria, has been implicated in terrorist actions targeting Americans and Israelis around the world.
 Osama Bin Laden
Profile: Osama bin Laden, the face of modern Islamic terrorism, is the leader of Al Qaeda, a complex international Islamist terrorist network made up of regional affiliate organizations and clandestine cells.

 
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