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Hamza bin Laden Holds Father, Usama, as Example for Muslims, Incites for Revolutions and Revenge Against U.S.

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of Usama, holding his father as an example for Muslims to follow in jihad, and inciting for revolutions in the Muslim world, in addition to revenge against the U.S. for the killing of the elder bin Laden.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Shabaab Releases Swahili Video Chant Remembering Usama bin Laden

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video of fighters performing a Swahili chant remembering Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
AQAP Official, Ex-Gitmo Detainee Recalls Memories of Usama bin Laden, Fighters Arriving in Sudan

Former Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Qosi (AKA Khubaib al-Sudani), a member of the Shura Council of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), recalled his memories of Usama bin Laden and fighters arriving Sudan in an AQAP-affiliated newspaper.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Afghanistan Jihad Veteran Recounts Meeting Bin Laden in Al-Risalah Video

Al-Risalah, a media group run by pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) fighters in Syria, released the first installment of its new “Miracles of the Mujahideen” video series, in which Afghanistan jihad veteran “Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir” told of his experience meeting Usamah bin Laden.

Sunday, 26 June 2016
Hamza bin Laden, Son of Usama, Promotes Lone-Wolf Attacks in West as Means to "Liberate" Jerusalem

Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, promoting lone-wolf attacks in the West as a means to "liberate" Jerusalem, and urging unity among fighters in Syria.

Monday, 09 May 2016
Zawahiri Remembers Figure who Helped Bin Laden Escape Tora Bora in 5th Episode in “Days with the Imam” Series

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in the fifth episode of his series “Days with the Imam,” in which he remembers his experiences with Usama bin Laden, discussed the man who helped Bin Laden escape the siege on Tora Bora.

Monday, 08 February 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
Hamza bin Laden, Son of Usama, Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in the West

Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, with an introduction by current chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Friday, 14 August 2015
Zawahiri Reflects on Experiences in Tora Bora in Series on Bin Laden

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri continued to reflect on his memories with Usama bin Laden in the fourth episode of the "Days with the Imam" series, speaking about their experiences in Tora Bora, and asking Afghans to take revenge against Americans soldiers and their "agents" who killed those who helped the fighters escape the area.

Monday, 05 May 2014
Jihadist Gives Message to the West Regarding Sochi Olympics

A jihadist addressed a message to the West regarding the Sochi Olympics, citing a quote from former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden that states, "If our messages had been able to reach you through words we wouldn't have been delivering them through planes".

Friday, 24 January 2014
ISIL Video Features Clip of Bin Laden Promoting Islamic State

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released the second episode in its English-language video series "The Establishment of the Islamic State, Part 2," featuring a clip from a previously-released speech by Usama bin Laden promoting the group's predecessor, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).

Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Jihadi Ideologue Says to Follow Bin Laden's Teachings to Remember Him

Jihadi ideologue Abu Sa'ad al-'Amili gave advice on the occasion of the second anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death, saying that while it's not appropriate for Muslims to celebrate such events and deify people, Muslims can follow Bin Laden's teachings to remember him.

Friday, 03 May 2013
TTP Spokesman Comments on Second Anniversary of Bin Laden's Killing

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ihsanullah Ishan released a video message for the second anniversary of the killing of former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Thursday, 02 May 2013
"Al-Qaeda Airlines" Author Comments on "No Easy Day" Book

Abdullah Dhu al-Bajadin, the author of "Al-Qaeda Airlines" magazine and a recognized explosives expert in the jihadist forum community, commented on the book "No Easy Day" in which a US Navy SEAL gives a firsthand account of the killing of Usama bin Laden.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Jihadists React to Book on Bin Laden Raid, Identity of US Navy SEAL

Jihadists prayed that the US Navy SEAL who published a book giving a firsthand account of the May 2011 raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden was assassinated, be killed and made an "example."

Monday, 27 August 2012
Jihadist Declares Revenge for Bin Laden Not Forgotten

Addressing "cowardly" Americans, a jihadist declared that supporters of al-Qaeda have not forgotten to avenge the assassination of Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 11 June 2012
Zawahiri Reflects on Memories of Bin Laden in Second Episode of Series

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released the second episode of the "Days with the Imam" video series in which al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reflects on his memories of Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 04 June 2012
AQAP Releases English Collection of Bin Laden Excerpts

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an English-language booklet containing a collection of the "methodological instructions, words and poetry" of former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Friday, 11 May 2012
Afghan Taliban Member Comments on Meeting Usama bin Laden

In a message commemorating the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death, a member of the Afghan Taliban remarked on his meeting the now-former al-Qaeda leader and his associates in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
London-Based Jihadist Ideologue Rules on Marking Bin Laden's Death

Hani al-Sibai, a London-based jihadist ideologue and director of the al-Maqreze Center for Historical Studies, issued a May 1, 2012 judgment discouraging jihadists from commemorating the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.

Thursday, 03 May 2012
Jihadist Reminds US of Promise to Avenge Usama bin Laden

In the weeks leading up to the one-year anniversary of the killing of former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, a jihadist reminded the United States that al-Qaeda's supporters still seek revenge.

Friday, 09 March 2012
As-Sahab Shows Unreleased Speech of Bin Laden in 9/11 Anniversary Video

In al-Qaeda's video commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the group's media arm, as-Sahab, included footage of a speech by former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden that it had not previously published.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Al-Qaeda Releases Video Commemorating 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a video commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, featuring an audio speech by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and previously unreleased footage of former leader Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 12 September 2011
Jihadist Reports Death of Forum Member in Waziristan

A jihadist reported that a fellow forum member was killed in an American airstrike in the Waziristan region of northwest Pakistan.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Al-Qaeda's Pakistan Media Head Gives Eulogy for Bin Laden

Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, al-Qaeda's head of media and preaching in Pakistan, gave a eulogy for former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in an Urdu-language audio released on jihadist forums on August 2, 2011. 

Tuesday, 02 August 2011
Jihadist Reported Dead, Possible Bin Laden Son-in-Law

A jihadist reported the death of an individual named Muhammad Abdullah Hasan Abu al-Kheir AKA Dawoud al-Madani, and provided three pictures of him and a poetic eulogy.

Friday, 29 July 2011
As-Sahab Releases Reading of al-Qaeda's Statement Appointing Zawahiri

As-Sahab released a video containing a reading by its narrator of al-Qaeda's statement appointing Ayman al-Zawahiri as Usama bin Laden's successor. 

Monday, 25 July 2011
ISI Releases Video Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) released a video eulogy for former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. The 18 minute, 8 second video is titled, "Eulogy for the Imam from Across the Islamic State," and was posted on jihadist forums on July 18, 2011.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011
AQAP Releases Sixth Issue of “Inspire”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the sixth issue of its English-language e-magazine, “Inspire,” on jihadist forums on July 18, 2011. 

Monday, 18 July 2011
Somali Fighter Praises Martyrs, Incites for Recruitment

The Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF) released an English-language message from a Somali fighter identified as "Abu Yaser al-Maqdishy," who praises fighters killed in battle and incites for new fighters to take their place. 

Monday, 11 July 2011
AQIM Official Gives Allegiance to Zawahiri, Comments on Bin Laden's Death

Abu Obeida Yusuf al-'Annabi, a member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) Shura Council, pledged allegiance on behalf of AQIM to Ayman al-Zawahiri as the leader of al-Qaeda in an audio interview released on jihadist forums on July 7, 2011. 

Thursday, 07 July 2011
IMU Releases German-language Audio Tribute to Usama bin Laden

Jundallah Studio, the media unit of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released a German-language nasheed, an Islamic-oriented chant, in tribute to slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Shabaab Spokesman Comments on Zawahiri as New al-Qaeda Leader

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an Arabic-translation of a statement broadcast in Somali by its spokesman, Ali Mahmoud Ragi AKA Ali Dheere, regarding the selection of Ayman al-Zawahiri as the new leader of al-Qaeda. 

Monday, 20 June 2011
Shabaab Gives Allegiance to New al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri

A jihadist reported that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared its allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaeda, in a statement broadcast by the Shabaab’s al-Andalus radio station in Somalia. 

Friday, 17 June 2011
Al-Qaeda Names Ayman al-Zawahiri as Bin Laden’s Successor

The General Command of al-Qaeda announced that Ayman al-Zawahiri is the new leader of the group following the death of its former leader Usama bin Laden. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011
As-Sahab Video Incites for Individual Acts of Jihad (Part 2)

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a two-part video totaling 100-minutes in which al-Qaeda officials including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Attiya Allah, and Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam the American) incite for individual jihad. 

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
ISI Claims Wave of Car Bombings in Baghdad

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the wave of car bombings in various districts of Baghdad on May 22, 2011, in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 2. 

Thursday, 02 June 2011
AQIM Leader Says Killing Usama bin Laden Increased Threat

Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), declared that the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden and the subsequent throwing of his body into the sea have stoked Muslim anger and their desire for revenge.

Thursday, 26 May 2011
IMU Questions US Account of Bin Laden’s Assassination

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released two statements, one from its deputy leader and the other from an official in the group’s media unit, questioning American accounts of the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Al-Yaqeen Distributes Video of Protests in Gaza to Bin Laden Killing

Al-Yaqeen Media Center released a video it compiled of protests in Gaza to the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 23 May 2011
Zawahiri Encourages Libyan and Syrian Revolts, Calls for Shari’ah Law in Egypt

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released the sixth audio speech in his series titled, “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt,” and subtitled, “The Battle of the Quran.” 

Sunday, 22 May 2011
Jihadists Exploit YouTube to Access Wider Audience

On May 18, 2011, a new audio message from Usama bin Laden was released to Shumukh al-Islam, a password-protected al-Qaeda forum that serves as the distribution point for primary source material from al-Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
As-Sahab Releases Posthumous Audio from Usama bin Laden

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a posthumous audio from slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden addressing Muslims in regard to the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Western Jihadist Forum Featured Discussions, May 1-15, 2011

The Ansar al-Mujahideen English-language jihadist forum serves as an important online destination for English-speaking online jihadists in the West, hosting translations of jihadist communiqués and videos, and serving as a platform for forum members to collaborate and network among themselves.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Chechen Militant Leader Comments on bin Laden’s Death, Revolutions

Kavkaz Center, a media outlet for Chechen fighters, particularly the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), posted on its website an interview it conducted with IEC leader Doku Umarov.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Militants in Gaza Launch Campaign in Honor of Usama bin Laden

A jihadist posted a message on jihadist forums on May 16, 2011, announcing a campaign launched by Salafist Jihadist youths in Gaza to honor slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The General Command of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement released on jihadist forums on May 16, 2011.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Jihadist Suggests Targets for Strikes inside United States

A jihadist suggested striking the headquarters of DARPA, Lockheed Martin, and other private companies and government institutions in the United States in a post on a jihadist forum on May 14, 2011.

Monday, 16 May 2011
GIMF Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The General Command of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on May 12, 2011.

Friday, 13 May 2011
Jihadist Urges Lone-Wolf Attacks, Hacking in Revenge for bin Laden

A jihadist called for lone-wolf attacks and website hacking as part of a grand plan to avenge the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Friday, 13 May 2011
American Shabaab Commander Speaks on Death of Usama bin Laden

Omar Hammami AKA Abu Mansour the American, a commander in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, spoke during an event held by Shabaab officials in the city of Afgoyee in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
60th Issue of Afghan Taliban Magazine, “al-Samoud”

The Media Center of the Afghan Taliban released the 60th issue of its monthly Arabic-language e-magazine, “al-Samoud,” on its website on May 10, 2011.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Says US Will not Benefit from bin Laden’s Death

The Afghan Taliban declared that the United States will not benefit from the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement posted on its website in Pashto on May 9, 2011, and in Arabic and English on May 11.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Jihadist Threatens Revenge if bin Laden’s Wives Extradited

A jihadist threatened the United States to expect attacks if Pakistan extradites to it the wives of slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
AQAP Leader Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

Abu Baseer al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on May 10, 2011.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on May 9, 2011.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Al-Fajr Media Center Incites for Revenge for bin Laden Killing

Al-Fajr Media Center, the exclusive online distributor of al-Qaeda propaganda, incited Muslims to take revenge for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a seven-page statement issued on jihadist forums on May 9, 2011.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Bin Laden’s Sons Release Statement on Father’s Death

A message attributed to Omar bin Usama bin Laden, writing on behalf of his brothers in regard to his father’s death, was posted on the website of Mustafa Hamid AKA Abu Walid al-Masri on May 9, 2011.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Ansar al-Sunnah in Jerusalem Eulogizes bin Laden, Condemns Hamas

Ansar al-Sunnah in Jerusalem, a Gaza-based militant faction, gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on May 8, 2011.

Monday, 09 May 2011
Fatah al-Islam Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

Fatah al-Islam gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on May 7, 2011. Fatah al-Islam is a militant faction that battled the Lebanese army from May-September, 2007, in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

Monday, 09 May 2011
Jihadists Threaten Revenge for Killing of Usama bin Laden

Amongst eulogies and other expressions of grief for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, members of jihadist forums have called for attacks against the United States and its allies and have issued a variety of threats.

Monday, 09 May 2011
ISI Leader Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on May 9, 2011.

Monday, 09 May 2011
ISI Claims Hilla Suicide Bombing, Reports 23 Other Attacks

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the May 5th suicide bombing in the city of Hilla in Babil province of Iraq in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on May 9, 2011.

Monday, 09 May 2011
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Eulogizes bin Laden

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) eulogized al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a message dated May 7, 2011 and issued to jihadist forums.

Sunday, 08 May 2011
Ansar al-Islam Encourages Continued Jihad

The General Command of the Army of Islam encouraged Muslims continue jihad despite al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden's death in a statement dated May 7, 2011 and distributed to jihadist forums. 

Saturday, 07 May 2011
Tawhid and Jihad Group Eulogizes bin Laden

In a message signed by the Shura Council of the Tawhid and Jihad Group, Beit al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) and posted to jihadist forums, the group gave a May 6, 2011 eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. 

Saturday, 07 May 2011
Jihadist Says Protests for Killing of bin Laden Demonstrate Jihadi Spirit

A jihadist addressed two messages to American intelligence agencies the wake of al-Qaeda confirming the death of Usama bin Laden, one warning that jihadi sentiment will overcome Muslim masses, and the second, declaring that the small rallies that erupted and that call for revenge are only the beginning.

Saturday, 07 May 2011
Jihadists React to al-Qaeda’s Confirmation of bin Laden’s Death

Al-Qaeda’s release of a statement confirming the death of Usama bin Laden generated an outpouring of responses from jihadist forum members expressing their rage and sadness for the news, and calling for attacks in revenge.

Saturday, 07 May 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
Afghan Taliban Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The Shura Leadership Council of the Afghan Taliban gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in an Arabic- and Pashto-language message posted on its website on May 6, 2011.

Friday, 06 May 2011
Insight into Al-Qaeda's Confirmation of Bin Laden's Death

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.”

Friday, 06 May 2011
Masada al-Mujahideen Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

Masada al-Mujahideen, a Palestinian militant faction, gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin laden in a message issued on jihadist forums on May 6, 2011.

Friday, 06 May 2011
Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of Usama bin Laden

Al-Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums on May 6, 2011, confirming the death of its leader, Usama bin Laden.

Friday, 06 May 2011
“Asad al-Jihad 2” Polls Jihadists about Reactions to bin Laden’s Death

“Asad al-Jihad 2,” a prominent member of the jihadist internet community, polled users on the Ansar al-Mujahideen and Shumukh al-Islam forums about their thoughts on issues related to the reported death of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Thursday, 05 May 2011
Jihadist Calls for Murder of US President Barack Obama as Revenge

As an act of revenge for the reported killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, a jihadist called upon al-Qaeda fighters to murder US President Barack Obama in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on May 4, 2011.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Jihadist Dictates Call for Revenge Attacks against US, Europe

The jihadist who earlier posted a message urging that attacks be carried out in the United States and Europe if al-Qaeda confirms the death of Usama bin Laden, dictated that message and posted the audio on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on May 4, 2011.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Western Jihadist Forum Members Share Security Concerns Following bin Laden’s Death, Express Support for Obama's Death

Continuing discussions on forum threads reacting to the May 1, 2011 news that Usama bin Laden was killed by American forces in Pakistan included calls that jihad will continue despite the death of al-Qaeda's leader, directions to wait for official jihadist confirmation of the news of bin Laden's death, and warnings to remain security conscious.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Jihadist Argues that bin Laden Death Report is Deception

A jihadist attempted to explain the motivations behind US President Barack Obama announcing al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden’s death, and argued that the 72-hour period between the announcement and the possible issuance of a statement from al-Qaeda is the “most serious” period in the conflict with the enemy.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Jihadist Urges Revenge Attacks against US, Europe for bin Laden Death

A jihadist called for attacks against the United States and Europe, and wrote in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on May 3, 2011, that if al-Qaeda confirms the death of Usama bin Laden, then that announcement will signal the launch of operations.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Says Talk on bin Laden Death is “Premature”

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah said that talk at this point about the reported death of Usama bin Laden is “premature,” and explained that the United States did not present “convincing evidence” to prove their claim about the al-Qaeda leader’s killing.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Shumukh Forum Criticizes Media for Reporting Death of Bin Laden without Independent Evidence

The Shumukh al-Islam forum, the exclusive outlet for official messages from al-Qaeda, issued a statement on May 2, 2010, criticizing media outlets for reporting the death of Usama bin Laden by solely relying on the evidence offered by the United States.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Jihadist Warns America of Revenge for Usama bin Laden

A jihadist warned the United States to expect attacks in revenge for the death of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a message posted on jihadist forums on May 2, 2011.

Monday, 02 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 Threatens Retaliation against Americans for bin Laden Killing

A jihadist threatened retaliation against Americans for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, writing in a message posted on a jihadist forum on May 2, 2011, that “we will have an incident with the American tourists.”

Monday, 02 May 2011
Palestinian Militant Faction Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a Palestinian militant faction, issued a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden on its website on May 2, 2011.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Western Jihadist Forum Members React to Death of Usama bin Laden

Following the May 1, 2011, news that American forces in Pakistan had killed al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, members of English- and French-language jihadist forums reacted by sharing their personal sorrow for the death of bin Laden while congratulating him on his martyrdom.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Jihadist Scholar Calls for Attacks to Avenge bin Laden Killing

Hussein bin Mahmoud, a jihadist scholar and frequent contributor on jihadist forums, issued a message regarding the reported death of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, and urged jihadists to plan specific, well-planned attacks rather than launch random revenge attacks.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Asad al-Jihad 2 Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

“Asad al-Jihad 2,” a prominent member of the jihadist internet community, gave a eulogy for former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on May 2, 2011.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Jihadists React to Death of Usama bin Laden

After news broke of the reported death of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, some jihadists reacted with disbelief and prayers that the reports are false, and others accepted the reports and declared that jihad will not cease against the United States and its allies.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Jihadist Warns Against Use of Mobile Phones, Recounts Incident

A jihadist warned against the use of mobile phones and used an incident that happened to a fighter’s family in the area of Dera Ismail Khan, a city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, to highlight their potential danger.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Usama bin Laden Demands French Withdrawal from Muslim Lands

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released the full audio of Usama bin Laden’s demand that the French government withdraw its forces from Muslim lands, or its kidnapped nationals would be killed.

Friday, 21 January 2011
Usama bin Laden Justifies Threats to France

Al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden justified threats to France and the capturing of its nationals in North Africa in an audio speech broadcast by al-Jazeera Arabic Television on October 27, 2010. Al-Jazeera provided a clip from the as-Sahab-produced video that contained the audio, and also published the Arabic transcript.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Bin Laden Speaks on Relief Work

Al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden addressed the issue of relief work in a new audio speech released on jihadist forums on October 1, 2010. The speech, entitled, “Pauses with the Method of Relief Work,” came in an 11 minute, 39 second video produced by al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab.

Monday, 18 October 2010
Second Bin Laden Speech Urges Support for Pakistani Flood Relief

Al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden urged support to Pakistanis afflicted by flooding in an audio speech released on jihadist forums on October 2, 2010. The speech, entitled, “Help Your Pakistani Brothers,” came in a 13 minute, 9 second video produced by al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab.

Monday, 18 October 2010
Bin Laden Releases Two Messages Following Pakistan Floods

Al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden addressed the issue of relief work in two new audio speeches released on jihadist forums on October 1, 2010. and October 2, 2010  The first speech, entitled, “Pauses with the Method of Relief Work,” came in an 11 minute, 39 second video produced by al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab.

Saturday, 02 October 2010
Usama bin Laden Warns Against Executing Khalid Sheikh Muhammad

Usama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, addressed a message to the American people in an audio released on jihadist forums on June 14, 2010, giving warning about the US potentially executing Khalid Sheikh Muhammad. The audio came in a 1 minute, 30 second video produced by al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, and showed only a still picture of bin Laden.

Thursday, 25 March 2010
Al-Qaeda’s Grand Strategy

Winston Churchill described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Were he alive today, the famed British statesman, who also knew something about fighting extremist Muslim tribesmen along Pakistan’s lawless frontier,[1] would likely have characterized al-Qaeda in identical terms. In this respect, the perennial question for at least the past five years has been whether al-Qaeda is on the march or on the run?[2] No less frequently the answer has presented a mixed picture of a movement under enormous pressure while simultaneously demonstrating a remarkable resiliency and capacity to adapt and adjust to even its opponents’ most consequential countermeasures.

Friday, 01 May 2009
Al-Qaeda and Jihadists Respond to Obama Speech

During the first week of June 2009, al-Qaeda leadership released two messageswithin 24 hours reacting to President Obama's speech to the Muslim world that took place on June 4th in Cairo, Egypt. First was a speech from Ayman al-Zawahiri on June 2nd, arguing that Obama had already presented a clear message to Muslims through US political and military policy in the Middle East and its conduct in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He said: “His bloody messages were received and are still being received by Muslims, and they will not be concealed by public relations campaigns or by farcical visits or elegant words.”

Friday, 01 May 2009
Al-Qaeda’s Interest in the Sudanese Front

In a recently released speech, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-command of al-Qaeda, discussed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and alleged designs of the West in Sudan, reinforces al-Qaeda’s continued interest in pursuing jihad in that country and re-establishing al-Qaeda's presence. In that speech, issued to jihadist forums on March 24, 2009, Zawahiri addressed Sudanese Muslims, particularly those in Darfur, urging they take lessons from fighters in Iraq and Somalia in combating the future Western military presence in Sudan.

Wednesday, 01 April 2009
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.

Sunday, 01 February 2009