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Pro-IS Group Calls on Lone Wolves in West to Launch Attacks During Holiday Season

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir Media Foundation called on lone wolves in the West and in Europe in particular to carry out attacks during the holiday season, and also advised Muslims to avoid locations of holiday festivities.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Jihadists Remind IS Supporters of Idea to Booby-Trap Christmas Trees, Call for Attacks in America and Europe

Jihadists reminded Islamic State (IS) supporters of an idea to booby-trap Christmas trees and called for attacks in America and Europe.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Pro-IS Group Publishes Kill List of Saudi and Pro-Syrian Opposition Scholars

Al-Battar Media Foundation, a group that supports the Islamic State (IS), published a list of 33 Saudi and pro-Syrian opposition scholars for jihadists to target and kill, including Abdullah al-Muhaysini and the Grand Mutfi of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Abdullah al-Sheikh.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
TTP Publishes Letter from Female Jihadist Sympathizing with Plight of Syrian Women

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) published a letter from a female jihadist sympathizing with the plight of women in Syria and assured that fighters are coming to help them.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Jihadists Celebrate Orlando Nightclub Shooting, Call for More Attacks

Jihadists on social media celebrated the June 11, 2016 shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando by Omar Mateen, who killed 50.

Sunday, 12 June 2016
Jihad Callers Center Releases Video Chant Promoting Training, Islamic Education

The Jihad Callers Center, a Syria-based group led by pro-Nusra Front Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini, released a video chant promoting fighter training and Islamic education under jihadi territories.

Friday, 11 March 2016
IS Supporters Call for Jihad in Tunisia with Social Media Campaignc

Islamic State (IS) supporters on Twitter and Telegram incited jihadists in Tunisia against their government with a social media campaign launched on March 9, 2016.

Friday, 11 March 2016
IS Widow Releases Alleged Address of Navy SEAL who Killed Bin Laden

Islamic State (IS) supporters on Twitter circulated the alleged address of Robert O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL who has claimed to have directly killed Osama bin Laden during the May 2011 Abbottabad raid.

Saturday, 03 October 2015
IS Fighters Address Ferguson Protestors, Offer Help upon Sworn Allegiance to Baghdadi

Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters began spreading a picture addressed to Ferguson protestors, stating that they will "shed blood" and send "soldiers that don't sleep" to those who accept Islam and pledge allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Two British Fighters, Abu Dujana and Abu Abdullah, Announced Dead

English-speaking Islamic State (IS) supporters announced the death of two British fighters, Abu Dujana al-Britani and Abu Abdullah al-Britani, on Twitter.

Friday, 24 October 2014
Belgian, Dutch Jihadi Fighters Featured on Twitter

Several Dutch and Belgian jihadi fighters were shown and discussed in pictures and messages on Twitter, fighting alongside both the Islamic State (IS) and the al-Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria.

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Jihadists Mourn Death of French IS Commander

Jihadists on Twitter lamented the passing of a French Islamic State (IS) commander, Abu Ali al-Firansi, on October 23, 2014.

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Rayat al-Tawheed Details Life of Jihad, Communication, Actions in Syria

Responses on an Ask.FM account using the name Khattab Muhajir, belonging to a member of Rayat al-Tawheed, provided insight into the life of a jihadist in Syria.

Thursday, 02 October 2014
Rayat al-Tawheed Urges Attacks on US Soil

In the aftermath of the airstrikes launched by the US and other Arab countries, Rayat al-Tawheed, a jihadist media group made up of western foreign fighters in Syria, urged Muslims from different groups to join together in the battle against non-Muslims, and called on followers to commit attacks in America.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Jihadists Report Massive US Airstrike, Vow Retribution

Following the launch of an enormous airstrike by US forces on much of the Islamic State (ISIS) controlled areas of Syria, including Raqqa, jihadists on Twitter—both ISIS and al-Nusra Front (NF)—detailed and complained about the attacks and the United States.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Rayat al-Tawheed Publishes Video Showing Members, Calling for Jihad

Rayat al-Tawheed, a media group comprised of foreign Islamic State fighters, published a YouTube video on September 19, 2014 that shows seven members of the group and a speech by one of its English members.

Monday, 22 September 2014
German Jihadist Denis Cuspert Photographed at Mosul Dam

Jihadists on Twitter distributed a picture of German jihadist Denis Cuspert (AKA Abu Talha al-Almani) at what they say is the Islamic State-held Mosul Dam in Iraq’s Ninawa province.

Monday, 18 August 2014
Twitter Campaign Threatens American Embassies, Civilians

A Twitter-based campaign threatening retaliation against the United States for intervention in Iraq continues to accelerate, and has featured threats issued to American embassies, Arab firms employing American workers, and domestic urban environments.

Friday, 27 June 2014
Update: Twitter Campaign Threatens American Embassies, Civilians

A Twitter-based campaign threatening retaliation against the United States for intervention in Iraq continues to accelerate, and has featured threats issued to American embassies, Arab firms employing American workers, and domestic urban environments.

Friday, 27 June 2014
Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, used a Facebook page in which he expressed his desire for martyrdom and promoted al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria and Yemen.

Friday, 22 November 2013
Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for volunteers to join its ranks, asking potential recruits who are capable of bearing arms to contact it via Facebook, Skype, and mobile phone.

Friday, 15 November 2013
Facebook Users Discuss Ramification of an Attack on American Embassy in Yemen

Facebook users debated whether Ansar al-Shariah should attack the American Embassy in Yemen in response to allegations that American Embassy personnel had raped young Yemeni girls. The accusations were published in an April 27, 2012 article posted on the website of the Mareb Press newspaper.

Monday, 30 April 2012
Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an unofficial propaganda unit for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its Ansar al-Shariah offshoot, is now present on Facebook.

Friday, 20 April 2012
Tunisian Salafists on Facebook Launch "al-Salafiyya" Magazine

Tunisian Salafists created a page on the popular social networking website Facebook on which they have released a magazine called "al-Salafiyya."

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Jihadists Discuss Idea of Jihadi Social Networking Website

As a means to distributed jihadi propaganda on a larger scale, jihadists discussed the idea of creating a social networking website that can simultaneously post material on any number of sites.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Social Network Jihad: The Shabaab al-Mujahideen on Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/HSMPress

An enthusiastic user of social networking sites, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement (Shabaab), has utilized the popular microblogging service Twitter to issue up-to-the-minute releases about battlefield successes and responses to international media coverage of their conflict, though with their own interpretation of events.

Friday, 30 March 2012
Social Network Jihad: The al-Moraseloon Media Network

An active participant on Facebook, and on the Shumukh al-Islam forum, a primary source for official messages from al-Qaeda, the al-Moraseloon Media Network caters both to jihadist forum members and social networking users. 

Thursday, 29 March 2012
Social Network Jihad: Jihadists Campaign for Aafia Siddiqui

Upon learning that Aafia Siddiqui allegedly became pregnant as the result of sexual abuse in an American prison, jihadists launched a support campaign calling for her release on jihadist forums as well as the popular social networking website Facebook.

Friday, 03 February 2012
Jose Pimentel and the Use of Social Networks for Jihadist Recruitment

On November 20, 2011, a resident of New York City, Jose Pimentel, was arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and charged with plotting to make and detonate a bomb around New York City.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Social Network Jihad: Facebook Used to Mirror Ansar al-Mujahideen Jihadist Forum

As part of a series of reports by the SITE Intelligence Group about the use of social networking websites by terrorist organizations and their supporters, comes a look at the activity of a Facebook page mirroring content found on the Arabic-language Ansar al-Mujahideen jihadist forum (Ansar).

Monday, 10 October 2011
Jihadist Creates Facebook Page to Incite London Rioters

Jihadists have continued to contribute ideas to incite rioters in London, England, and one created a Facebook page for that purpose, posting jihadist-created designs and slogans.

Thursday, 11 August 2011
Facebook Group Calls for Targeting Pakistani Politicians

A group on Facebook called the “Pakistani Student Shriyat Movement” is actively distributing jihadi messages to a broad audience.

Thursday, 14 July 2011
Jihadist Group in Gaza Uses Facebook to Spread Propaganda

A jihadist group in Gaza calling itself "Taliban Palestine" has created for itself an internet presence via the popular social networking website Facebook, and has used this site to raise awareness about its establishment, its mission, and its propaganda. 

Thursday, 30 June 2011
Facebook Groups Declare “We Are All Usama Bin Laden”

SITE Intelligence Group recently documented the immensely popular and active “We Are All Usama Bin Laden” fan page on the Facebook social networking site created in response to the May 1, 2011 death of Usama bin Laden.

Saturday, 07 May 2011
Jihadist Facebook Page Commemorates Usama bin Laden

A Facebook page titled “We Are All Usama Bin Laden” was created on the social networking site hours after American President Barack Obama's public announcement late on May 1, 2011, that Usama bin Laden had been killed by American forces in Pakistan.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Jihadist Gives Guide to Effectively Post on Facebook

A jihadist prepared a guide to “effectively post” on Facebook and posted it on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on April 22, 2011.

Monday, 25 April 2011
Jihadist Forum Members Strategize to Avoid Facebook Censorship

Jihadist forum members posted strategies to evade Facebook censorship of jihadist material in an April 12, 2011 discussion thread on the Shumukh al-Islam forum.

Thursday, 14 April 2011
The Third Palestinian Intifada’s Facebook Page

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.

Friday, 25 March 2011
Facebook Page Mirrors Jihadist Forums

Before the widespread adoption of social networking giants like Facebook, individuals had to visit dedicated jihadist forums in order to learn about the state of jihad in the world, the status of jihadist groups, and tools and tactics for carrying out jihad.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Palestinian Islamic Jihad Turns to Facebook

Armed Female Palestinian Islamic Jihad Members

Due to Facebook's flexibility, and the ability to reach out to a new and larger audience many jihadist groups including some designated as foreign terrorist organizations have established a strong presence there.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Social Network Jihad: Hezbollah’s Capitalization of Facebook

Perhaps more than any other jihadist group, Hezbollah has learned to capitalize on Facebook’s accessibility and global usage to reach a wider audience with its propaganda.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
Jihadists Use Facebook to Exploit Protests in the Middle East

Inspired by the importance of social networking sites in the Middle East used in part to rally the protests that brought down the regimes of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak in Tunisia and Egypt, jihadists, even more than before, are on Facebook and Twitter to spread their violent ideology.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Libyan Protestors Use Facebook to Coordinate, Inform about Uprising

One of the notable aspects of the recent uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa has been the use of social networking sites by protesters to coordinate and share information, in some cases even after authorities attempted to sever the country's access to the internet and online networks.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Social Jihad Network : Taliban Twitter

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.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Taliban Propaganda on Facebook (Part 1)

The interaction between Taliban supporters on Facebook in recent days illustrates the benefits that social networking affords jihadist groups.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Taliban on YouTube (Part 1) – Mujahideen-e-Islam Channel

As part of a new series of reports by the SITE Intelligence Group into the use of social networking websites by terrorist organizations and their supporters, comes a look at the YouTube channel of a self-proclaimed online media representative for the Taliban, “Muhammad Zabihullah Khan Mujahid.”

Thursday, 10 February 2011
Inspire News English: Jihadist Facebook Group

[NOTE: Inspire News English has been removed from Facebook as of February 3, 2011]

In fewer than six months since its launch in August 2010, a Facebook page titled “Less than six months after its launch its August 2010, the Facebook page “Inspire News English” passed the 1,000-fan mark and continues to gain  “fans” steadily.

Friday, 28 January 2011
Virginia Jihadist Zachary Chesser Arrested

Zachary Chesser, a young, Virginia-based jihadist activist who uses the name “Abu Talhah al-Amriki,” was arrested on July 21, 2010, following an attempt to travel to Somalia to join the Shabaab al-Mujahideen, a designated terrorist organization.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Jihad on YouTube

When the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video taking credit for the Times Square bombing early Sunday morning following Mayor Bloomberg's press conference, the group didn't post its message through traditional jihadist forums or send a tape to al-Jazeera.

Thursday, 06 May 2010
Timeline of Tehrik-e-Taliban Videos

In 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.

Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Online Jihadist Indicted for Material Support to Terrorists

On March 9, 2010, the US government indicted an American woman from Pennsylvania named Colleen LaRose, charging her with having “recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad,” according to the press release accompanying the indictment.

Tuesday, 09 March 2010