In the third issue of its magazine, "al-Balagh," the jihadi media group Fursan al-Balagh published a new article by Ahmed Abu Abdul Ilah, the head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Andalus Media Foundation, discussing the alleged goals and motivations behind the French "occupation" of northern Mali.
The jihadi media group Fursan al-Balagh focused on the French-led war in northern Mali in the third issue of its magazine, "al-Balagh," featuring articles discussing France's "hidden goals" in the country and the Sahel exploring the situation from media and political angles.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) denied reports about the killing of its leader for the Sahara region, claiming that they are lies invented by French President Francois Hollande to "delude" the French and international public.
Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), or "Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat," a Deobandi Pakistani group, released the third issue of its anti-Shi'a, English-language magazine "al-Rashideen."
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) officially released on jihadist forums its statement announcing the execution of French hostage Philippe Verdon and threatening to kill its remaining French hostages.
Al-Andalus Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), gave "glad tidings" to supporters of jihad that it has joined the microblogging website Twitter.
Ansaruddin, one of the jihadist groups involved in the French-led war in northern Mali, released a statement regarding the current state of the conflict, claiming that its fighters are well and are punishing Chadian and French soldiers, and that the campaign revealed the depths of France's alleged hatred for Islam and Muslims.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced its execution of French hostage Philippe Verdon and threatened to kill its remaining French hostages, claiming it is has the right for "just punishment" in revenge for Muslim deaths in the French-led military intervention in Mali.
Regarding reports about France's progress in the war in Mali and the alleged death of al-Qaeda officials in the region, a prominent jihadist criticized the media for its influence and rallied fighters and supporters to remain steadfast in the battle.
The jihadist who earlier rejected reports that the Chadian army killed Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) in Mali, mocked Chadian and French officials over being unable to determine if a picture of a slain man is Belmoktar, Abdul Hamid Abu Zeid, or someone else.
A prominent jihadist urged African Muslims to fight the French-led war in Mali and to strike French interests and "vital companies" throughout the region, claiming such attacks to be an "obligation".
Boko Haram released a video of the French family it kidnapped in northern Cameroon on February 19, 2013, and stipulated its demands for their release.
In support of jihadi media, a jihadist hacked ten websites and installed on their servers a file-sharing script enabling users to upload and download jihadi propaganda.
Radical Mauritanian cleric Abu al-Mundhir al-Shanqiti gave fatwas endorsing the stealing of money from the French and hacking American markets to also steal from them.
Ansar al-Shariah in Egypt released a message from an Egyptian Salafist, Jalaluddin Abu al-Fotouh, condemning the French-led military intervention in Mali to oust Islamists and cease their implementation of Shariah-based governance in the north, and urging Muslims to support their Malian brethren.
A jihadist appealed to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to first advise, then threaten, and eventually launch strikes in the United Arab Emirates in revenge for supporting the French-led military intervention in Mali.
Two prominent jihadists threatened France over its leading role in the military intervention in Mali and its alleged anti-Muslim policies domestically and abroad, saying that its interests and people have become "legitimate targets" for the fighters.
Al-Qabidun 'Ala al-Jamr (Grippers of Embers) Media Foundation, an affiliate of the Sinam al-Islam Network, distributed an analysis of the French-led military intervention campaign in Mali by an imprisoned Salafist in Mauritania.
Eighty-one Bahraini scholars and judges signed a statement condemning the French intervention in Mali as a manifestation of Western aggression against the Islamic world and recruited Muslims to engage in resistance.
A Salafist political organization in Egypt, the El Nour Party, condemned France's military operation in Mali and questioned the country's decision to intervene in Mali but not in Syria.
A prominent jihadist forum member called for jihadists to respond to France'sengagement in Mali by waging war against the country and highlighted tactics that he expected to be particularly effective. In an Arabic-language essay titled "France Launches the Crusader Campaign in Mail,
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commented on the French military invention in Mali, advising France to cease "aggression" and instead focus on their own domestic issues.
Jihadists issued a call for the mujahideen to strike diplomatic targets associated with French allies, particularly African nations who provide military assistance to the country, and tourist targets in Dubai.
Claiming to represent mujahideen in the Levant, a fighter called upon Muslims in France and around the world to strike globally at French military and civilian targets in retaliation for France's military engagement in Mali.
Continuing to suggest that lone wolf attackers target French infrastructure, jihadist forum members presented transportation networks asviable targets.
Jihadist forum members encouraged lone wolves to attack nuclear powerplants in France, in particular the reactor in Nogent-sur-Seine, and strategized how such an operation might be carried out.
Al-Mulathameen Brigade leader Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) demanded the cessation of French intervention in Mali and offered to exchange American hostages for Omar Abdul Rahman and Aafia Siddique in a video obtained by Sahara Media, a Mauritania-based news organization.
Since the launch of French-led military intervention operations in northern Mali on January 11, 2013, jihadists have called for revenge attacks against the French on their own soil and in the Muslim world.
The division of an al-Qaeda-affiliate in the Sahara demanded that France cease its military intervention in northern Mali in order to ensure the safety of the 41 Western nationals being held hostage in a BP oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria.
The Sinam al-Islam Network and al-Minbar Jihadi Media Forum released a joint statement urging jihadists to support fighters in northern Mali and West Africa against what they see as a "Crusader war" led by France at America's insistence.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it executed its French hostage, Denis Allex, as punishment for French soldiers’ alleged killing of civilians during the failed rescue attempt and what it sees as France’s belligerent policy towards Muslims in general.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that the French commander it captured after the failed operation to rescue Denis Allex in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, has died, and in pictures, displayed his body as one of the spoils of the clash.
A jihadist called for attacks against French interests as French President Francois Hollande deployed French ground troops to back the Malian army in its war with Islamists in northern Mali.
The al-Nusra Front released a video focusing on its suicide bombing at a French hospital in Aleppo, Syria, and showing the bomber involved inciting fellow fighters to carry out similar attacks.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Musab Abdul Wadud challenged France and African states in the Sahel to intervene military in northern Mali, stating in a video speech that it is prepared for war, and urged Malian Muslims to support the "Islamic project" under the Ansaruddin Movement.
Tawhid and Jihad Group in West Africa released a video from a French national it kidnapped in southwestern Mali, asking the French government to quickly responded to the group's demands.
The al-Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing inside a French hospital in Aleppo, Syria, and reported a joint operation with Chechen fighters against a Syrian Air Defense brigade.
Amidst the French police siege on Toulouse shooter Mohammed Merah's apartment on March 22, 2012, a post on the Shumukh al-Islam jihadist forum, the online primary source for al-Qaeda's propaganda, claimed responsibility for Merah's March 19th shooting at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school that killed three students and a rabbi.
A jihadist called for attacks against French citizens and interests in revenge for French President François Hollande backing military intervention in northern Mali.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video from its French hostage, Denis Allex, appealing to French President Francois Hollande to negotiate for his release and save him from death.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released its official communiqué criticizing the French government for allegedly neglecting negotiations over its citizens who were kidnapped in Arlit, Niger, in September 2010, and threatening to kill them if France invades northern Mali.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) criticized the French government for allegedly neglecting negotiations over its citizens who were kidnapped in Arlit, Niger, in September 2010, and threatened to kill them if France invades northern Mali.
A jihadist called for action in France, and specifically, to repeat what he called the "heroic acts" of Toulouse shooter Mohammed Merah, in response to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
Madad News Agency issued a video of Ansar al-Shariah releasing a French air worker who was kidnapped by gunmen in Yemen in April 2012.
Madad News Agency reported that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) helped release a French aid worker who was kidnapped by gunmen in Yemen in April 2012.
The Somalia-based Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released a booklet that calls upon lone-wolves and small cells to target civilian sites and corporate and government interests.
A jihadist analyzed the leaked recording of Toulouse shooter Mohammed Merah's final conversation with French police, finding that he "terrified them with his words more than his weapon."