Members of jihadist forums are often described as if they comprise a monolithic community, sharing, if not the same language, the same ideals, values, and goals. Although members of the online jihadist community are united in their strong support for jihad, al-Qaeda, and the mujahideen, variations in views and topics of interest appear among jihadists who are members of forums in differ­ent languages. One of the most striking differences between Arabic speaking jihadist forums, and French language jihadist forums lies in each community’s views of the potential strategic and tactical value of strikes against European interests. Members of French language forums express substantially less support for attacks against Europeans, seemingly viewing such attacks as undesirable, than do members of Arabic speaking commu­nities.

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