Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda’s Forum Monopoly

A recent move by al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, illustrates again the importance of social media for the global jihadi movement and its effect on the evolution in jihadi online platforms.

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Militia Forum Concerned about Violence Following Bundy Ranch Showdown

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In response to the actions taken in in Nevada by the US government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), members of a militia forum have generated multiple threads that called for the support of the Bundy Ranch and action from the Nevada militia.

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Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda’s Leadership

In an unexpected and unprecedented turn of events, al-Qaeda members and jihadists from all over the world who embrace the ideology of global jihad are now doubting the group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and calling for his removal.

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Al-Qaeda-Affiliates Expand Online Platform to Twitter

On December 5, 2013, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) joined the long list of al-Qaeda affiliates with a presence on Twitter.

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Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate

Two of the most high-profile jihadi attacks during 2013 displayed a striking similarity in targets and tactics, raising the possibility that the attacks are on the vanguard of an emerging trend in jihadi operations.

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