Profile Of German Jihadi Denis Cuspert, A Key ISIS Media Operative, Recently Killed In Syria

On January 18, 2018, the pro-ISIS media outlet Al-Wafa reported that German militant Denis Cuspert, aka Abu Talha Al-Almani (former rap singer "Deso Dogg"), had been killed in battle, and posted a photo of his body. Cuspert, a convert to Islam, formally pledged allegiance to the ...


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Palestinian Journalist Analyzes Why Only A Small Number Of Palestinians Are Demonstrating Against Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel

In a December 18, 2017 article Nasser Al-Laham, the editor-in-chief of the Palestinian Maan News Agency and director of the Lebanese Mayadeen channel in the Palestinian Authority (PA), explains why, despite the high political awareness among the Palestinian people, and despite it...


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MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad Drafts ‘The Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018’ To Address Religious And Legal Issues Affecting Muslim Families In India

Statement Of Concerns And Objectives By Tufail Ahmad, Senior Fellow At MEMRI Introduction Under its Reform In The Muslim World Project, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is publishing this draft of the Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018 to raise awareness among...


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Al-Shabab Spokesman Responds To Raid On Organization’s School: It’s A Blatant Attack On Islam; Human Rights Watch Is Responsible For The Death Of Children

On January 15, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report revealing that the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen movement was forcefully recruiting boys aged 9-15 in Somalia. Three days later, on January 18, Somali forces raided a school run by the organization in the Middle Shabelle ...


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Campaigns, Using Whatsapp Launched In Syria To Recruit Fighters And Aid For The Factions Opposing The Regime

While tough battles are currently being fought between the rebel factions and the Syrian regime, mainly in northern Syria, last week several of these factions launched campaigns to recruit new fighters, as well as aid, and support for the fighters. Those interested were asked to ...


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Video By Islamic State’s “Al-Khayr Province” Calls On Muslims In Kazakhstan To Fight Regime

A 13-minute video titled "Ways of Peace and Safety,"[1] released January 20, 2018 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) Al-Khayr province (on the Syria-Iraq border), features several Kazakh fighters who deliver messages to Muslims in general and Kazakh Muslims in particular. The fighters...


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Turkestan Islamic Party Releases Video Of ATGM Strike

The Uyghur jihadi group in Syria, Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a one-minute video clip showing the targeting of a bulldozer with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) on January 20, 2018. The video was posted on YouTube and official TIP Telegram channels.[1] The ca...


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Studies By Arab Researchers Of Distribution Of Foreign Bases Across Syria

Introduction On December 2, 2017, the Syrian opposition website Zamanalwsl.net published the findings of a study on foreign forces' military airbases in Syria, including information on their location, what countries they belong to, what they are used for, and what their capabi...


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TIP Video: Syrian Sunni Cleric Calls On Wealthy Muslims To Donate To Jihadi Fighters In Syria

The Voice of Islam, the media outlet of the Turkestani Islamic Party (TIP), published a video on January 17, 2018, entitled "The Patience and the Money in Jihad," featuring the Syrian Sunni cleric Abu Ahmad Al-Shami. In the six-minute video, Al-Shami transmits two messages, the f...


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Fictional Video Produced By ISIS Supporters, With Footage From Hollywood Movies: Conquering The White House, Attacking London And Western Cities

The media outlet Al-Abd Al-Faqir, which supports the Islamic State (ISIS), published a fictional video on January 17, 2018, with the title: "Conquering Washington – We See It (Quite) Near, They See the (Day) indeed as a Far-Off." [1] The six-minute video, which was shared on the ...


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Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Claims IED Attack On Convoy Of Forces From The U.S., Kenya, And The Somali Government

The official Telegram channel of the Shahada news agency of the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen organization reported on January 17, 2018, that they "activated two roadside bombs against a military convoy of forces from the U.S., Kenya, and the Somali government in the suburbs of the cit...


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The Popular Uprising In Iran 2017-2018: Lessons Learned By The Regime

Introduction The Iranian regime is attributing the December 2017-January 2018 popular uprising in the country to two main factors. One is the public's access to the West-based Internet, and the other is the involvement of Iran's enemies, who seek to bring down the Islamic revo...


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Palestinian Authority President Abbas: ‘This Has Been Our Land Since… The Canaanites’; Since Cromwell, Israel Has Been ‘A Colonialist Enterprise’ Unconnected With Judaism; ‘We Won’t Accept America As Mediator With Israel’; PLO Must ‘Reexamine The Agreements’ With Israel; We Will Not Call For A Military War With Israel – Whoever Has [Weapons] – Go Ahead And Do It… I’m With You

In an address to the PLO Central Council on January 14, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Central Council "is required to reexamine the agreements between the PLO and the Israeli government." He responded to U.S. President Trump's recent tweets threatening to cut ...


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Jihadi Social Media Account Review (Jsm-Ar): Al-Qaeda Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaqi Fan Page On Facebook

The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies: Platform: Facebook Type of account: Page Account name: Anwar Al-Awlaqi[1] Statistics: 1,351 Likes Additional Information: This Eng...


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Jihadi Social Media Account Review (JSM-AR): Facebook Page Sharing Lectures Of Pro-ISIS British Preacher

The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies: Platform: Facebook Type of account: Page Account name: Ustad Abu Baraa[1] Statistics: 809 Likes; 850 Followers Additional Informat...


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Jihadi Social Media Account Review (JSM-AR): Official ISIS Account On Twitter

The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies: Platform: Twitter Type of account: Official ISIS French media account Account name: Qadimun Média FR [1] Additional Information: This...


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Saudi Columnist Mocks Opponents Of Physical Education For Saudi Girls

On July 11, 2017, the Saudi Education Ministry announced that in the 2017-18 schoolyear, public schools for girls would be introducing physical education programs, in accordance with religious law and where suitable facilities and trained teachers are available.[1] This announcem...


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Official ISIS Sources: We Are Temporarily Changing Tactics, Opting For Guerilla Warfare Such As Raids And Targeted Assassinations

In light of the defeats suffered by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq over the past year, there has been a change in its military doctrine on the battlefield. In recent weeks, the organization has been using tactics characteristic of guerilla warfare and temporarily aban...


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Palestinian Journalist: Judaism Has Been A ‘Religion Of Hatred’ Toward All Mankind For The Past 3,000 Years That Surpasses Nazism In Its Cruelty

In an article he published on August 4, 2017 in the Omani Al-Watan daily, Palestinian journalist Jawad Al-Bashiti, who resides in Jordan, wrote that Judaism has been a "religion of hatred" toward all mankind for the past 3,000 years, and that the Jews invented a god of their own ...


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Pro-Al-Shabab Telegram Channels Report On U.S. Presence in Somalia, Al-Shabab Attacks Against U.S.-Trained Somali Forces

On January 8, 2018, Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen claimed via its news agency, Shahadah, that it carried out an IED attack in Mogadishu which resulted in the destruction of a military vehicle and the killing of US-trained soldiers from the Somali special forces unit called the Alpha Fo...


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