Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
Posted on June 4, 2011 4:30:34 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: “Note: PWP stands for PassWord-Protected, meaning that a login is required to view - let alone participate in - discussions. Since some in the audience don’t understand the significance of this, allow me to spell it out: if only members can read the forum, then anyone observed reading the forum is a member. They have zero deniability (they couldn’t have accidentally “wandered into” the site), and they had to make the effort to join (an expression of intent).
While the goal here is to present a range of sites, the fact is that the jihadis themselves have largely coalesced at Shmukh and Ansar Arabic.”
(Excerpt) Read more at internet-haganah.com ...
Lol. I’m really, really starting to think Aaron and Jawa are stone stupid. Looking at pwd forums is legally intent? Enjoy your stint in jail, both of you ;).
jihadology.net (June 3, 2011)
“Al-Qaida Issues New Mail Bombing Threat”
June 15, 2011
SNIPPET: “The FBI has issued a new warning about an al-Qaida-inspired plot to assassinate key government and private sector individuals with mail bombs.
The plot is only “aspirational,” says a report reviewed by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But FBI officials have expressed concern about the actions of lone wolf attackers already in the United States.
The threats follow a June 3 video featuring American al-Qaida member Adam Gadahn “in which he encourages acts of individual jihad, members of several extremist Web forums posted names of companies and its leaders to target,” the FBI warning said. That video appeared initially on the closed al-Qaida web forum Shumukh al-Islam.
The threat has since gone viral, appearing in major forums like Ansar al-Mujahideen and Somali terrorist site Al-Qimmah.
A translation of the text of the threat by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, taken from the original posting, provides more detail on the planned attacks.
“The Idea Determine lists of the names of individual actors in the Zionist-Crusader war on our Ummah [nation], from the directors of companies, supporters of the war, and media organizations that support the false propaganda, and the instigating members of Congress,” states Shumukh al-Islam participant Yaman Mukhadab. “[There will be] a focus only on the most hostile countries, America, Britain, and France.”
The list of names includes President Obama, along with key generals, and senior intelligence officials, as well as private counterterrorism experts like IPT Executive Director Steven Emerson, Daniel Pipes, and Yigal Carmon of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Preacher John Hagee is identified for his outspoken support for Israel, and Coca-Cola is called “proud sponsors of the 2003 Iraq invasion.”
The addresses of several branches of the RAND Corp., considered to be the “devil’s workshop” by members of jihadi forum Ansar al-Mujahideen, also are listed. The RAND Corporation regularly figures into Islamist conspiracies about the West’s War on Islam, because of its reports about strengthening moderate forms of Islam. “One should not underestimate the potential negative impact” of RAND’s push for moderate Islam, notes American cleric Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, because the company is “known to have close readership among key American political and military leaders.”
Although threats on prominent Americans may not be new, America’s recent rash of strikes on al-Qaida figures has ratcheted up the terrorists’ need for revenge.
“A previous video from Gadahn in March 2010 similarly called for small attacks in the United States, but failed to have any observable significant resonance within the online extremist community,” the FBI report noted. “However, UBL’s death may be creating a wider or more receptive audience for AQ core propaganda messages and be a catalyst for reactions from individuals inspired by the AQ message.” The recent killings of prominent al-Qaida leader Fazul Abdullah Mohammed and the reported killing of Ilyas Kashmiri have also elicited calls for revenge.
Notably, the post calls for sending “booby-trapped parcels” to the residential addresses of dozens of government officials and private individuals.
Al-Qaida has already recommended the use of mail bombs against American targets in the past. “$4,200” was the title of November 2010 issue of al-Qaida’s Inspire Magazine, highlighting how little it cost for the group to launch major attacks through the mail.”
NOTE The following text is a quote:
16 June 2011
Jihadi hit list identifies alleged American asset in Iraq
In post 142 of the hit list discussion at al-Shmukh forum, an individual described as an “apostate” (i.e. he’s Muslim, but working for the Infidels), is identified in order that he may be assassinated. Details about the target include:
A description of his car
The approximate time he arrives at base
Claims that the poster was previously subject of an interrogation which the target participated in
Suggests the target is a CIA asset (unclear to me, based on machine translation)
Seems to say that the target became a US citizen, and then came back to Iraq as a contractor
Recommends a nearby gas station for the mujahideen to wait and watch for the target
Details such as this - assuming they can be corroborated - are the kind of thing that makes this discussion, and our continued tolerance of it, such a problem. User ID 13109 is responsible for posting this information. It is his 26th contribution to a forum discussion, so he’s not entirely new.
Posted on 16 June 2011 @ 23:42
16 June 2011
“News of aQ hit list discussion goes mainstream”
SNIPPET: “I started reporting on this on 05 June, the day the discussion began. Reported on it through channels, and on Twitter. Ten days later, first DHS, and then the FBI, pushed out reports on the project.
Good thing jihadis are even slower than we are...”
“Possible Al-Qaida Hit List Targets Specific Americans”
By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz | Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 | Updated 11:27 AM EDT
“Al Qaeda-Linked Site Posts ‘Hit List’ of U.S. Targets, Prompting Feds to Send Alert”
By Judson Berger
Published June 16, 2011
12 June 2011
(The links is not clickable for the purposes of this post.)
07 July 2011
“al-Shmukh resumes operation”
SNIPPET: “Now on a server in Indonesia and available at:”
SNIPPET: “At least one post at Shmukh...
...links the recent unscheduled downtime to their ‘hit list’ discussion (which is still there).”
“ESPAÑA / TERRORISMO
El cabecilla islamista de Valencia había propuesto a Al-Qaida matar a Aznar y a Solana
Quería acabar con el expresidente del Gobierno y el exsecretario general de la OTAN como castigo por “los crímenes cometidos contra los musulmanes””
MELCHOR SAÍZ-PARDO / MADRID
Día 30/03/2012 - 17.31h
SNIPPET: “Mudhar Hussein Almalaki, el cabecilla islamista detenido esta semana por la Guardia Civil en Valencia, había propuesto a Al-Qaida asesinar al expresidente José María Aznar y al exsecretario general de la OTAN Javier Solana como castigo por “los crímenes cometidos contra los musulmanes”.”
SNIPPET: “El pasado 22 de marzo, dentro de las webs y foros yihadistas que controlaba también hizo “exaltación” del Mohamed Merah, el asesino de Toulouse.
Almalaki, según la Guardia Civil, además distribuyó entre más de 70.000 usuarios de la web manuales sobre ataques terroristas y envenenamientos masivos.”
“Spain arrests ‘Al-Qaida’s Librarian’”
(March 27, 2012; Updated March 30, 2012)
The story identifies MHA as Mudhar Hussein Almalaki, and notes Almalaki’s involvement in the infamous ‘Hit List’ that was developed on the al-Shmukh forum and copied over to the Ansar al-Mujahideen Arabic forum. For background on that see:
Jihadi hit list identifies alleged American asset in Iraq