The multi-lingual staff at SITE has years of experience in the research and analysis of terrorist networks, including monitoring extremist propaganda, studying trends within online extremist communities, and understanding how these groups and individuals utilize the internet.

White Supremacists Distance Themselves From Austin Shootings

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Following news that an individual attacked the Mexican consulate and Austin Police headquarters, white supremacist forum members distanced themselves from the attacks.

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Jihadists Attempt to Use Ferguson Unrest as Recruitment Device for Black Americans

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Jihadists and jihadist supporters online have launched a barrage of recruitment messages following a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for his killing of Michael Brown, an 18 year-old black male, in Ferguson, Missouri. Using the hashtag "#FergusonDecision," users characterized the decision as the result of America's racism while claiming jihad and revolution to be fitting responses.

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AQAP Condemnation of IS Reinvigorates Feud among Jihadists

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The release of a statement by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Shariah official Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari, wherein he condemns the Islamic State (IS) Caliphate as illegitimate and divisive, has reinvigorated tensions between IS supporters and AQ supporters stemming from the two groups' split earlier in 2014.
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French Fighters in IS Call Muslim Countrymen to Join Group, Carry Out Attacks in France

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Three French fighters in the Islamic State (IS) urged the Muslims among their fellow countrymen to travel to Iraq or Syria to join the group, and told those unable to do so to carry out lone-wolf attacks in France, suggesting to poison food and water and to drive over victims.

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Jihadists Debate Permissibility of IS Beheading of Peter Kassig

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The Islamic State's (IS) November 16, 2014 video release claiming the killing of American citizen Peter Kassig (also known as Abdul Rahman Kassig)—who was reportedly a practicing Muslim—has triggered dispute among jihadists and jihadist supporters regarding the permissibility of his killing. Such arguments on social media have pertained to both Kassig's sincerity as a Muslim as well as the truthfulness of reports claiming him to be one.

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