- IS Supporter Depicts Bombing at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Pope Francis as Prisoner
In a poster warning Christians in the wake of the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, an Islamic State (IS) supporter depicted a bombing at St. Mary's Cathedral in Australia, and Pope Francis as a prisoner.
- In Revenge for Christchurch, IS Supporters Urge Killing Australian Tourists
A message disseminated by Indonesian IS-linked channels and groups, issued in response to remarks by a Queensland senator, incited to target Australian tourists commanding: “stab and cut the kuffar in revenge for the Muslim blood they spilled!”
- IS-aligned Group Identifies Churches, Squares in America, Australia, and Europe for Lone Wolves to Target
An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group published an infographic identifying famous churches and squares in America, Australia, and Europe for lone wolves to target.
- IS-linked Group Warns that Despite Trump Pullout from Syria, "Flames of War" Will Still Come to America
Remarking on the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump of pulling out American troops from Syria, an Islamic State (IS)-linked media group warned that despite that act, the "flames of war" will still reach America.
- Former IS-linked Group Confirms Killing of Judge Imprisoned by IS
A former Islamic State (IS)-linked group confirmed that Abu Muhammad al-Masri, the previous judge of the IS' Military Bureau who the IS had imprisoned on charges of dissension and sedition, was killed, though the circumstances are unknown.
- London, Paris, Rome, Sydney, and Washington Threatened in Poster Collection by IS-aligned Group
An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group published a collection of posters threatening and inciting for attacks in London, Paris, Rome, Sydney, and Washington D.C..
- Australia Warning Posters Continue from IS-aligned Groups
Five days after the vehicular and knife attack by an Islamic State (IS)-inspired individual in Melbourne, aligned groups continue to publish posters warning Australia and the West in general of more operations to come.
- Highlighting Melbourne Attack, IS-aligned Group Incites Inspired Fighters in West to Strike
Using a scene from the November 9, 2018, attack in Melbourne, Australia, an Islamic State (IS)-aligned group incited IS inspired fighters in the West to strike.
- IS-linked Group Suggests Attacks on Police in Australia in Threatening Poster
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group suggested attacks on police in Australia in a poster threatening strikes to follow that in Melbourne.
- Posters Threaten White House and U.S. Capitol, Additional Attacks in Melbourne as "Just Terror"
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group published posters threatening the White House and U.S. Capitol building and additional attacks in Melbourne, Australia, both using the "Just Terror" phrase.
- Promoting IS Claim for Melbourne, Linked Group Asks: "What Will Be Next"
Highlighting the claim from the Islamic State (IS) for the vehicular and knife attack in Melbourne, Australia, and seeking to cast fear, an IS-linked group questioned: "What Will Be Next".
- Jihadists Quick to Seize Upon IS Claim for Melbourne, Promote Threatening Propaganda
Jihadists were quick to seize upon the claim from the Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency for the attack in Melbourne, Australia, promoting threatening propaganda.
- 'Amaq Reports Melbourne Attacker an IS Fighter
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that the individual behind a vehicle and stabbing attack in Melburne, Australia, is an IS fighter.
- IS-linked Group Again Threatens Australia, Depicts Sydney Harbour Bridge
In its ongoing poster series of threats to Australia, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group depicted the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a knife-wielding fighter.
- IS-linked Group Depicts Mortar Attack on Sydney Opera House
Amidst the propaganda campaign capitalizing on the strawberry scare in Australia, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group went a different route in threatening, depicting a mortar attack on the Sydney Opera House.
- IS Supporters Continue to Capitalize on Australia Strawberry Scare
Islamic State (IS) supporters continue to capitalize on the strawberry scare in Australia by publishing additional threatening posters.
- IS-linked Group Raises Specter of Threat to Australia in Posters
Shortly after Islamic State (IS) supporters distributed posters suggesting IS-inspired individuals are behind the strawberry scare in Australia, an IS-linked group released its own images raising the specter of such a threat.
- IS Supporters Suggest Group-Inspired Individuals Behind Australia Strawberry Scare
In a series of posters, Islamic State (IS) supporters suggested that group-inspired individuals are behind the strawberry scare in Australia.
- IS Supporters Report Death of Australian IS Fighter Nicknamed "Dr. Jihad" in Media
Islamic State (IS) supporters reported the death of Tareq Kamleh, an Australian fighter who had appeared in past IS videos and was nicknamed in the media as "Dr. Jihad".
- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Distributes "Security Detail" Footage from Two Australian Railway Stations
Following news that a 32 year-old man plowed an SUV through crowds of people near Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, SITE is reissuing a September 27, 2017 dispatch about a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel’s posting of an implied threat against that very station.
- IS Features Biography of Australian University-educated Bangladeshi Fighter in Naba 103
The Islamic State (IS) featured in the 103rd issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper a biography of a deceased Bengali fighter who earned a degree in computer programming from a university in Australia.
- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Distributes "Security Detail" Footage from Two Australian Railway Stations
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel distributed "security detail" footage from two railway stations in Australia.
- Australian IS Fighter Calls in Video for Countrymen to Fight in Marawi or Stay and Kill “Disbelievers”
In the second episode of its “Inside the Caliphate” series, the Islamic State (IS) featured an Australian fighter calling on Muslims among his fellow countrymen to either travel to and wage jihad in the city of Marawi in the Philippines, or stay in Australia and kill “disbelievers”.
- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Encourages Attacks in Australia and France in Reaction to Security News
Addressing lone-wolf jihadists, a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel encouraged them to act and capitalize on disputes in France over defense budget cuts, and the Australian military being granted greater power to respond during terror attacks.
- Australian Doctor under IS Calls for Attacks, Challenges “Old Trump” to Put Boots on the Ground
An Australian doctor living under the Islamic State (IS) condemned America’s “continuous bombings” on children and called for attacks “in the countries that are sending us rockets.”
- Pro-IS Group Calls to Poison “Crusaders” in Western Countries
After calling on lone wolves in Western countries to execute knife and vehicular attacks in Western countries, the pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency urged them to poison “Crusaders”.
- Afghan Taliban Releases Second Video of American and Australian Professors Kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016
The Afghan Taliban released a second video of two professors kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump to “have mercy” and negotiate for a prisoner swap.
- Australian Cleric, Former JFS Official Declares IS a “Doomsday Cult on Steroids”
In an open interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) decried the Islamic State (IS), declaring it a “doomsday cult on steroids” and labeling its leaders “a bunch of crazy men that love death and love killing.”
- IS Includes Melbourne Attack Among Claimed Military Operations in its Al-Bayan News Bulletin
In its al-Bayan Radio News Bulletin for June 6, 2017, the Islamic State (IS) featured a claim for the shooting attack in Melbourne, Australia that took place yesterday.
- ‘Amaq Reports Melbourne Attacker a “Soldier of the IS”
The Islamic State (IS) reported through its ‘Amaq News Agency that the attacker in the Brighton suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is one of its “soldiers”.
- Prior to Any IS Connection to Melbourne Hostage Incident, Pro-IS Group Celebrates
Prior to any connection being established to the Islamic State (IS) in the hostage-taking incident in the Brighton suburb of Melbourne, Australia, a pro-IS Telegram channel celebrated, boasting that the “operation is but a sample of what’s to come”.
- Australian Cleric, Former JFS Official Takes Questions for Upcoming Open Interview
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) promoted an upcoming open interview on his social media accounts, inviting both supporters and opponents to present him questions.
- AQAP Leader Calls for “Eye for an Eye” Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video Speech
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of its leader, Qasim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana'ani), calling for “eye for an eye” lone-wolf attacks in the West as retaliation for “traged[ies] upon Muslims.”
- Jihadi Media Group Eulogizes Australian Fighter Killed in Syria Two Years Prior
A jihadi media group provided a brief biography about an Australian fighter allegedly killed in Syria two years prior.
- Afghan Taliban Releases Video of American and Australian Professors Kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016
The Afghan Taliban released a video of two professors who were kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate for a prisoner swap.
- Australian JFS Official Mostafa Mahamed Announces Resignation from Group
Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir), an Australian cleric and prominent Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) member in Syria, announced his resignation from the group.
- Pro-IS Group Releases "Videographic" on "Most Important" Attacks by IS Fighters, Supporters on Coalition Citizens
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Granddaughters of 'Aisha Foundation released in Arabic, Dutch, English, and French, what it described as a "videographic" on the "most important" attacks by IS fighters and supporters on citizens of coalition countries.
- In New Magazine "Rumiyah," IS Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in Australia, West
The Islamic State (IS) released the first issue of a new magazine called "Rumiyah," calling in it for lone-wolf attacks in the West and in one article, Australia specifically.
- IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Infographic Lists “Important” Attacks in “Coalition Countries”
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released an infographic listing 11 of the “most important attacks” by alleged IS fighters with corresponding numbers of citizens killed in each location.
- German Pro-IS Telegram Channel Threatens Attacks “All Over the World” Following Attack in Nice
In the wake of the attack in Nice, France, a German-language pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel threatened that “faithful lions” will “terrorize the disbelievers in Europe, in the USA, Canada, Australia, and all over the world” in retaliation for the coalition bombings in Syria and Iraq.
- Australian Cleric in Nusra Front Happy with Reported Death of IS Commander Umar al-Shishani
Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir (AKA Mostafa Mahamed), an Australian cleric and member of the Shariah Committee of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, expressed happiness for the reported death of Islamic State (IS) commander Umar al-Shishani, and continued his condemnation of the IS.
- Jihadists React to Medina Blast on Social Media
Jihadists on social media commented on a reported suicide bombing on the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.
- Australian Cleric in Nusra Front Rallies Syrian Muslims to Support Jihad
Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir (AKA Mostafa Mahamed), an Australian cleric and member of the Shariah Committee of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, rallied Syrian Muslims to support jihad in a video released as part of the group's series during Ramadan.
- Australian Cleric in al-Nusra Front Uses Occasion of Ramadan to Incite Muslims to Fight
Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir (AKA Mostafa Mahamed), an Australian cleric and member of the Shariah Committee of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front, is using the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan to incite Muslims to fight.
- “Abu Isa Amriki,” Killed in US Airstrike, Was Recognized Twitter User and Highly-Promoted Recruitment Contact
An Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter, recently killed in Syria with his Australian-national wife, maintained a recognized Twitter presence and status as a reliable recruiter.
- AQAP Identifies Australian Fighters Killed in U.S. Airstrikes in Video "Harvest of Spies, 3"
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) identified two Australian fighters as having been killed in U.S. airstrikes in Yemen's Hadramawt governorate in a video documenting confessions of two spies.
- IS Identifies Belgium Attackers in Dabiq 14, Names "Imams of Kufr" to Kill in West
In the 14th issue of its English magazine "Dabiq," the Islamic State (IS) identified the four men behind the March 2016 Brussels attacks, named "imams of kufr [disbelief]" to kill in the West, and interviewed its official in Bangladesh.
- AQIM’s al-Murabitoon Division Claims Kidnapping Australian Couple in Burkina Faso
The al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed the kidnapping of an Australian couple in Burkina Faso, and stated that it will release the captive woman without any conditions.
- Austrian IS Fighter Advises Lone Wolves on Killing Enemies, Taking Hostages
Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), an Austrian fighter in the Islamic State (IS) who recently shot to death a Syrian soldier in a video released by the IS’ Homs Province, advised lone wolves on killing enemies and taking them hostage.
- IS Recruiter Implies Attack Threat on Australian Journalist
A prominent Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter made an implied attack threat on an Australian journalist.
- Australian Cleric in Nusra Front Takes Q&A on Twitter, Says Affiliation with al-Qaeda is “More Positive Than Negative”
Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir, an Australian cleric and Shariah officials in al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, held a brief interview session on Twitter, responding to users about the group’s affiliation with al-Qaeda, its implementation of Shariah, and why it has not yet attacked Israel.
- Jihadists Call for Attacks on American, Australian Cartoonists for Depicting the Prophet
Jihadists on Twitter circulated calls and insinuations for attacks on cartoonists in Australia and America for past and planned depictions of the Prophet.
- Australian Fighter Calls for Attacks in Australia in IS Video
The Islamic State (IS) released a video profiling an Australian fighter, “Abu Khaled al-Cambodi,” who provided an account of how he entered Islam and called for lone wolf attacks in Australia.
- Jihadist Presents Story of Australian IS Suicide Bomber Jake Bilardi
A jihadist presented information about the background of Australian fighter Jake Bilardi (AKA Abu Abdullah al-Australi, Abdul Raheem), who carried out a suicide bombing under the banner of the Islamic State (IS) in al-Ramadi.
- British IS Fighter Echoes IS Spokesman’s Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks, Proposes Targets
An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) echoed IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani's January 26, 2015 speech, entitled, "Say, 'Die in Your Rage!'," wherein he called for lone wolf attacks in Western countries.
- Jihadists Issue Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks on Twitter Following Sydney Siege
Following the recent hostage-taking by Man Haron Monis (AKA Sheikh Haron) in a Sydney café, jihadists on Twitter have erupted in a wave of threats and calls for lone wolf attacks.
- Pro-IS Jihadi Media Group Propagandizes Video Pleas of Sydney Hostages
Al-Minhaj Media Foundation, a pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadi media group, propagandized the video pleas from four women held in the Lindt café in Sydney, Australia, by Man Haron Monis.
- Online Profiles of Deceased Sydney Hostage-Taker focus on Crimes against Muslims
Man Haron Monis, an Iranian-born man living in Australia, who died along with two hostages following his siege of a café in Sydney, maintained a consistent and self-promoting online presence in recent months.
- Jihadist Warns West of Inevitable Uprising of Muslims, Domestic Attacks
A jihadist warned the West that its "crimes" against Muslims and preventing them from traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) will inevitably lead to a mass uprising against Western civilization and domestic attacks.
- Sydney Hostage Taker Gave Unusual Pledge to “Caliph of the Muslims”
Man Haron Monis (AKA Sheikh Haron), who was identified as the gunman who took 17 people hostage at a chocolate café in Sydney, Australia, gave an unusual pledge to the "Caliph of the Muslims" nearly one month before his act.
- Sydney Café Siege Invokes Mixed Responses from Jihadist Community on Twitter
Jihadists on Twitter provided mixed responses to the hostage situation in a Sydney café, carried out by a criminally convicted named Man Haron Monis, who had allegedly requested an Islamic State (IS)-identifying flag from authorities after forcing hostages to hold up the jihadist-associated flag of Shahada.
- IS Spokesman had Called for Lone-Wolf Attacks in Australia in September 2014 Speech
In light of the ongoing hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, where one or more alleged Islamist militants are holding dozens of people captive inside a Lindt chocolate cafe in Martin Place, SITE reminds about the call by Islamic State (IS) spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, to Muslims in Australia to carry out lone-wolf attacks against civilians.
- Female Jihadist Posts Pictures of American, British, Canadian, Australian Passports to be Burned
A female jihadist allegedly living under the Islamic State (IS) posted a picture to Twitter of four passports from the UK, America, Australia, and Canada, which she claimed were going to be burned.
- IS Releases 5th Issue of English Magazine “Dabiq”
The Islamic State (IS) released the fifth issue of its English magazine “Dabiq,” focusing on the coordinated pledges from jihadi groups in Algeria, Libya, Sinai, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, and featuring a message attributed to British captive John Cantlie discussing the recent attacks in Australia, Canada, and the U.S., as well as musing what he would do as American President.
- Self-Proclaimed Islamic Radicals Charge Australian Newspapers as Contributing Elements of Radicalization
Self-proclaimed radical Muslims in Australia cited various newspaper articles as contributing sources to their radicalization.
- Australian Fighter “Abu Khaled” Appears in IS Video in Ninawa
"Abu Khaled," an Australian fighter in the Islamic State (IS) who was featured in the fourth episode of the "Message of the Mujahid" series, appeared in a video released by the group's Ninawa provincial division.
- Australian Cleric in al-Nusra Front Calls U.S. Military Intervention in Iraq/Syria a War on Islam
Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir, an Australian cleric and member of the Shariah Committee of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front, branded U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria a "war on Islam" regardless of its targeting the Islamic State (IS).
- IS Claims Suicide Bombing by Australian Fighter in Baghdad
The Islamic State (IS) reported that an Australian fighter carried out a suicide bombing in Baghdad on July 17, 2014, killing and wounding more than 90 Shi'ites.
- GIMF Announces Open Interview with Australian Cleric in al-Nusra Front
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) announced the start of an open interview with Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir, an Australian cleric who is a member of the Shariah Committee of the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.
- Abu Sayyaf Group Threatens to Kill Australian Hostage in "Unusual Way"
Abu Sayyaf Group AKA "Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyya," a jihadist group based in the southern Philippines, released a video showing its Australian hostage, Warren Richard Rodwell, and threatening to kill him in an "unusual way".
- Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video of Australian Hostage
Abu Sayyaf Group AKA "Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyya," a jihadist group based in the southern Philippines, released a video of its Australian hostage, Warren Richard Rodwell.