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Jihadi Forum Reports Unrest At Prominent Mosque, Escape of Leader

Reports of a Pakistani security operation against the Jamia Hafsa madrasah in Islamabad and the subsequent flight of the school's leader Abdul Aziz Ghazi was posted to a jihadi forum. The news was announced in an August 12, 2013 discussion thread titled "Islamabad : Security Foces Have Surrounded Jamia Hafsa To Capture Maulana Abdul Aziz Sahab Again !" In the thread, a user related "breaking news" that security forces had surrounded the Jamia Hafsa madrasah to capture Maulana Sahab. In response, members of the forum called for jihadists to be ready to "Rise before its too late!!!!!!" Another opined that the "People of Islamabad should be prepared for the defense of the masajid." Addressing Ghazi's flight, a jihadist expressed desire that Ghazi would join jihadists in Waziristan, writing: "Hope to see him in a video in which he will be Sitting in the Land Of Jihad (Waziristan)"

The complex housing the Jamia Hafsa mosque and Lal Masjid seminary was the location of a 2007 siege between the Pakistani army and followers of the mosque. The siege, which lasted from July 3- 11, 2007, resulted in over a hundred and fifty deaths, including that of Abdul Rashid Ghazi, one of two brothers leading the complex. The second brother, Abdul Aziz Ghazi, was arrested while attempting to leave the complex on July 4, 2007 and imprisoned until April 16, 2009.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Jihadist Questions Whether Debt Restricts Opportunity To Fight

A jihadi forum member sought a judgment on whether being in debt to non-Muslims disqualifies a prospective fighter from participation in jihad.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Jihadist Highlight Potential To Use Laser Pointers As Weapons

Jihadists posting on an English-language jihadist forum have shared news articles reporting on the rising use of laser pointers as weapons against aircraft.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Jihadists Affirm Support For Nidal Hasan

Members of a jihadist forum expressed their support for accused Fort Hoot shooter Nidal Hasan, lauding him as a "hero" and affirming their belief in the acceptability of the November 2009 Fort Hood attack.

Monday, 12 August 2013
Jihadists Threaten To Wage War Against India

 

In a series of messages, jihadist forum members shared their hopes for violence in India and desire to wage jihad against the Indian state.

Friday, 09 August 2013
Jihadist Forum Issues Eid Message Congratulating Fighters, Others

 

The Jamia Hafsa jihadist forum issued an message of greetings to Mujahideen on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, lauding them as the "shining stars of the Muslim Ummah [nation]" and singling out emigrant fighters for having engaged in "a long and difficult journey" for the sake of their religion.

Friday, 09 August 2013
Jihadist Encourages Indoctrination, Study of Islamic Guerilla Warfare

A jihadist noted the requirements for an effective indoctrination campaign and the need for documents on Islamic guerrilla war, or "Guerrilla Jihad," in a strategic essay posted online.

Thursday, 08 August 2013
Prominent Jihadist Promotes News Site

A leading forum member announced the creation of a Syria-focused news site located at shamcetner.info.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
Jihadists Speculate About Identity of Future Pakistani Army Head

Jihadist forum members discussed a rumor that Muhammad Haroon Aslam may be the next Chief of Staff for the Pakistani Army, comparing him to Pervez Musharraf and cursing the Army's attempts to combat jihadists.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013
Jihadists Respond to American Embassy Closures

Members of an English-language jihadist forum celebrated the United States' decision to temporarily close nearly two-dozen diplomatic missions around the world due to security concerns.

Monday, 05 August 2013
Jihadists Threaten Pakistani Journalists, Media

Jihadists threatened to assassinate prominent media personalities and attack Pakistani news outlets in retaliation for a perceived anti-jihadist stance among the national media.

Monday, 05 August 2013
Sabotage in Pakistan Encouraged By Jihadists

 

Jihadist forum members proposed that activists should attack and threaten media operators in order to defend the religious faith of Pakistani Muslims.

Friday, 02 August 2013
Jihadist Proposes Equipment Adaptions For Syrian Mujahideen

Posting to a jihadist forum, a user suggested AK-47 modifications to assist Syrian fighters in reducing their vulnerability in urban battles.

Friday, 02 August 2013

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Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls Western Muslims to Kashmir, Characterizing Westerners as Having Intense “Love for Jihad”

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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for Westerners to migrate to Kashmir,…

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki"…

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Jan 09, 2014
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Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted…

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Nov 22, 2013
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Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide…

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

Nov 15, 2013
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The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for…

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

Oct 02, 2013
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A Facebook page dedicated to jihadist fighting uploaded a September 29, 2013 image of a…

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

Apr 20, 2012
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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…