- IJU Shows Training of Special Forces in Afghanistan in Video, Regular Fighters in Photos
The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a group active in Afghanistan alongside the Afghan Taliban, highlighted the training of its special forces in a video, and showed military exercises and studies of its regular fighters in photos.
- IJU Claims Joint Operation with Taliban in Eastern Afghanistan
Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video of an operation carried out by the IJU with the cooperation of the Afghan Taliban against Afghan soldiers in the Eastern Province of Afghanistan.
- IJU Video Shows Attack on Afghan Convoy in Badakhshan
Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing IJU fighters attacking Afghan forces in the Badakhshan Province, north east of Afghanistan.
- IJU Releases Video of Joint Operation with Taliban in North Afghanistan
Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing a joint operation carried out in cooperation with the Afghan Taliban in the north of Afghanistan.
- IJU Video Shows Fighters in Northern Waziristan, Promotes Jihad
The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) released a visual chant featuring a group of fighters stationed in the Levara region of northern Waziristan, and promoting jihad.
- IJU Claims Joint Raid with Afghan Taliban on Base in Khost
The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) claimed a joint operation with the Afghan Taliban on an Afghan military base in Khost province, and released a video of the attack.
- IJU Fighter Comments on Sochi Olympics, Atmosphere of Fear in Russia
A fighter in the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) gave a speech commenting on the Sochi Olympics and the alleged atmosphere of fear surrounding the city and Russia due to Chechen jihadists.
- IJU Releases Second Episode in "Story of a Battle" Video Series
The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) released the second episode in its "Story of a Battle" video series, showing an attack on an outpost in an unidentified border area of Afghanistan.
- German IMU Spokesman Praises Millatu-Ibrahim Officials in TIP Video
Yassin Chouka (AKA Abu Ibraheem al-Almani), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), praised Millatu-Ibrahim officials Mohamed Mahmoud (Abu Usama al-Gharib) and Denis Mamdou Cuspert (Abu Talha al-Almani) and gave them advice in an audio speech released by the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP).
- IJU Video Shows Sniping of Afghan Soldier in Khost
Badr al-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing a sniper hitting an Afghan soldier in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.
- German IMU Fighter Addresses Obama Over Criminal Acts in Afghanistan
Mounir Chouka (AKA Abu Adam al-Almani), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), directed an audio speech to US President Barack Obama, condemning the US-led war in Afghanistan and accusing the American military of criminality.
- IJU Fighter Urges Muslims to Donate Money for Jihad
Badr al-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video of a Turkish fighter urging Muslims to donate money for jihad.
- IJU Video Presents "Story of a Battle" in Afghanistan
Badr al-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a Russian-language video presenting a "story of a battle" in Afghanistan, showing three teams of fighters attacking an enemy outpost.
- IJU Video Shows Sniping of an Afghan Soldier in Paktika
Badr al-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing an IJU sniper attacking an Afghan soldier at his base in Paktika province of eastern Afghanistan.
- IJU Video Shows Training, Attacks in Khost, Kunduz and Paktia
Badr al-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released the sixth episode in its video series, "The Path to Paradise," showing military training of its fighters and attacks against enemy forces in Afghanistan.
- IJU-Affiliated Website Says Turkish Fighter Killed in Afghanistan
A Turkish jihadist website affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) reported that a Turkish fighter was killed in Farah province of Afghanistan.
- Another Ansar Member, Filiz Gelowicz, Convicted for Material Support
The arrest and recent conviction of Filiz Gelowicz in Germany once again illustrates the strong ties online jihadists have with actual jihadist groups.
- The Role of Women in Jihad
The role of women in jihad is a topic which has been fiercely debated among the jihadist community for many years. The Qur'an is not completely clear regarding the female's role in jihad, leaving much room for interpretation and questions, like: Should women remain on the sidelines caring for the wounded or engage in direct combat against the infidels? Are they allowed to carry out suicide operations or should they stay home and raise their children to be Islamic militants?
- Germany and the Jihadist Threat
The appearance in an al-Qaeda video of Bekkay Harrach (AKA Abu Talha the German) speaking fluent German and possessing knowledge of the German social and political fabric brought to the forefront the preexisting jihadist threat to Germany. His video, released concurrently with a Taliban suicide bombing outside the German embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on January 17, 2009, was celebrated on jihadist forums. Indeed, virtual jihadist groups, such as the Global Islamic Media Front and the Jihadist Brigades to Invade the Internet, launched a campaign for its distribution to German internet forums and German citizens via e-mail and Facebook groups.
- Criticism Within the Jihadist Community
Much terrorist propaganda that is disseminated aims to strengthen the cause of violent jihad, particularly in the case of a mujahid, who is glorified as giving up his civilian life to protect the Ummah of Islam. Mujahideen are often praised for their sacrifice for the Islamic community whether the mujahid is considered a “martyr” in a suicide operation that kills dozens, a participant in a battle, or when he fires a mortar rocket that only injures a few.
- Rise of the Islamic Jihad Union
One of the most striking developments in the past year within the global jihadist movement has been the rise in prominence of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an Uzbek jihadist group known today as a European affiliate of al-Qaeda. The IJU, established in 2002, is a jihadist group created after members splintered from the more established Uzbek jihadist movement, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).