The latest news media reports of a new video from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) featuring the group's leader, Abu Baseer al-Wuhayshi, amidst a large, open gathering of fighters, was released over two weeks ago by the SITE Intelligence Group, on March 29, 2014.

 American soldier Naser Abdo was arrested near the Fort Hood military base on July 27, 2011, after arousing the suspicion of a clerk at a local weapons and ammunition store. 

An Arabic-language Facebook page called the “Third Palestinian Intifada,” has declared May 15, 2011, as the beginning of a third Palestinian intifada, modeled after the First and Second Intifadas, but inspired by the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.


On October 17, 2012, a Bangladeshi national, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, was arrested for allegedly attempting to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan.

A jihadist announced that he will soon release a cartoon he created about al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in a message posted on jihadist forums on July 17, 2011. 

On March 2, 2011, Arid Uka reportedly boarded an American military bus carrying soldiers to the Frankfort airport and opened fire on them, killing two and injuring an additional two soldiers who were on their way to serve in Afghanistan.


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.

On June 28, 2011, German authorities Harry Machura, a 19-year-old German convert to Islam, better known online as the jihadist “Isa Al Khattab,” who allegedly operated a German-language website called the “Islamic Hacker Union” (IHU). 

alt As part of an apparent strategy by the Afghan Taliban to broaden their online reach by using social media websites1, the organization has created several accounts on Twitter, the user-generated realtime updating platform.


The top-tier Shumukh al-Islam jihadist forum has come online once again after being offline for nearly a week and a half, though it is unclear whether its appearance is only temporary.

On May 13, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed an affidavit charging an American convert to Islam, Jesse Curtis Morton AKA Younus Abdullah Mohammed, with communicating threats to the creators of the “South Park” television show in a statement posted in April 2010 on the RevolutionMuslim website, a jihadist website that Morton co-founded in 2008. 

altIn light of the revelations that the alleged Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad admitted to receiving training in Waziristan, SITE is releasing a timeline and brief report looking at how the recent videos from the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) were released to the internet.

Sami Osmakac, an American indicted on January 9, 2012, and accused of attempting to carry out a terrorist attack in Florida, appeared in several videos posted online throughout 2011 on YouTube and other video sharing websites.

In a four page statement released to jihadist forums on May 6, 2011, al-Qaeda officially announced the death of its leader, Usama bin Laden, stating that he “was killed in truth in a situation of truth.”

coptic bombing At midnight on New Year's Eve, twenty-one congregants at the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, were killed in what was reported to be a suicide bombing. The attack was carried out exactly two months after the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) had attacked a church in Baghdad and had threatened additional attacks against Christians, not only in Iraq, but also in Egypt and elsewhere.


"Abd al-Moeed bin Abd al-Salam," an American citizen killed during a raid by Pakistani security forces in Karachi in November 2011, was named by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) as one of the group's commanders.

As rebels in Libya rise up against the 40-year rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the country moves towards civil war, al-Qaeda leaders and affiliated organizations have responded by issuing a flood of messages and statements addressing the Libyan people.

begolly1Following the December 11, 2010, suicide bombing of Taymour Abdulwahhab Al-Abdaly, an American jihadist named Emerson Begolly recorded a chant honoring Al-Abdaly and uploaded it to jihadist forums. Singing lines such as "blow their heads right off their shoulders," Begolly encouraged others to emulate the bomber. A portion of his chant can be heard in the SITE Intelligence Group's YouTube video discussing the recent bombing, available online at http://youtu.be/_pQrBGQZ4Ug .