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  • Al-Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Aimed at Western Jihadis

    03/12/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:06AM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    "Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis Advert for 'Resurgence' magazine uses words of Malcolm X in appeal to disaffected Muslims in US and Europe, as it turns focus away from Middle East" SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts. A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence." SNIPPET: "However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language...
  • Pakistani Taliban leader discusses 'global jihad,' Syria in al Qaeda video

    08/04/2013 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | July 24, 2013 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Maulana Asim Umar, from a video by As Sahab. His face is intentionally blotted. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. As Sahab, al Qaeda's propaganda arm, has released a video featuring Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Maulana Asim Umar, who calls on Indian Muslims to participate in the "global jihad to give a final push to the collapsing edifice of America." The video, titled "Why is There No Storm in Your Ocean?," was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. It was produced in May, but posted on jihadist forums on July 23. Asim Umar tells the Muslims of India that...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • AQAP releases 10th copy of Inspire; features Adam Gadahn

    03/02/2013 1:44:29 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | March 1, 2013 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released the 10th edition of Inspire, its English language propaganda magazine that is marketed to Westerners. The magazine features an article by Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's core leadership cadre in Pakistan." SNIPPET: "Gadahn also advises jihadists in the West to continue "direct engagement [attacks] at home and abroad with America and its NATO parents, particularly France and Britain."" SNIPPET: "Gadahn is believed to be based in Pakistan and is known to work with As Sahab, al Qaeda's primary propaganda production outfit. He also releases propaganda via...
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a
    http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/007413.html "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011

    06/04/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 49 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
    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...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People

    06/05/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | MATTHEW COLE
    In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures. "What are you waiting for?" asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn't worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. "Over these past few years, I've seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom." The two-part, two hour video appeared on...
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
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  • BINYAMINE: A "BRIDGING WEAK TIE"

    03/20/2011 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | March 20, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An examination of online activities by binyamine leads to the conclusion that he is likely involved with Dar al-Murabiteen, and that he links multiple terrorist networks together through his work translating, transcribing, and distributing jihadi media content. He is linked, in no particular order, to • Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan • The Pakistan and Afghan Taliban • as-Sahab, al-Emara, and al-Malahem media outfits • al-Shabaab and their al-Qimmah forum This is what Granovetter meant by a bridging weak tie - the kind of "weak" tie that is strong, as he links multiple networks. Among other things, all this...
  • They Love Death.

    10/03/2010 1:53:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | October 3, 2010 | n/a
    03 October 2010 "THEY LOVE DEATH. Period." SNIPPET: "Synopsis: A recently released Urdu-language as-Sahab video documents a pointless jihadi attack on a Pakistani military outpost."
  • Exclusive interview with al-Qaeda third in charge

    06/22/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 999+ views
    ALJAZEERA.net ^ | June 22, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Video included. SNIPPET: "In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Mustafa Abul-Yazeed, al-Qaeda's third in command, gives a rare insight into the group's campaign. He even said al-Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons against the US should his group get hold of them."
  • Help Out An Ahki on Jihadtube [youtube.com/user/striving4martyrdom]

    01/18/2010 4:20:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 194+ views
    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/200498.php ^ | Posted January 18, 2010 04:08 PM | Posted by Howie
    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/200498.php January 18, 2010 "Help Out An Ahki on Jihadtube" SNIPPET: "One might think that after a while JihadTube would realize that we call a flag like this."
  • THE SOUND OF AL-QAIDA CHOKING ON THE BLOOD THEY HAVE SPILT

    12/13/2009 3:38:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 522+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | 13 December 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "It remains unclear whether as-Sahab is really on the skids, but signs increasingly point to yes. Meanwhile, I'd like to point out that the files as-Sahab uploaded include a .pdf statement. The file is called "azzam to pakistan november 09.pdf" while the document properties identify it as "SH AIMAN TO PAKISTAN RAHE HALAKAT JULY 2009.INP". I think it is in Urdu - my version of Adobe Acrobat claims it can't render the font correctly. As for the name mismatch, I'm not sure what to make of that. Did they actually upload the wrong file?! The document is hosted by...
  • YouTube: A terrorist's dissemination and recruiting tool

    11/13/2009 11:36:05 AM PST · by StarCMC · 26 replies · 2,267+ views
    In the last post I put up, I showed you how the terrorists use the videos that they post at YouTube.  Now I'd like to show you what some of those videos are about.  I was surfing around terrorist websites and found this gem.  The site is Ansar al-Mujahideen, which is a website for the Mujahideen terrorists (as you might suspect from their name.)   Here are some screen caps of the page, with an anonymized link.  This video is produced by As-Sahab, the media wing of Al Qaeda.  Their logo is plainly visible in the lower right corner of...
  • Osama bin Blurry

    10/29/2009 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 78 replies · 1,290+ views
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | October 28, 2009, 3:36 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "According to one of my most trusted sources, the blurry image seen on the tape is indeed Osama bin Laden. One of the reasons that this is convincing is that the blurry image remains in the video. As Sahab, which produces al Qaeda's propaganda, is very selective in the information it releases, and rarely leaves garbage in its videos. As Sahab intentionally leaves in this clip, for reasons unknown. Does al Qaeda want to generate a buzz? Is this a hidden message? Perhaps this is a precursor to a new bin Laden tape?"
  • Zawahiri eulogizes Baitullah Mehsud

    09/28/2009 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 410+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | September 28, 2009 1:37 PM | Bill Roggio
    Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, has sung the praises of former Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on a videotape produced by As Sahab and distributed on jihadi forums. Zawahiri used Baitullah's death to praise the Taliban's fight against NATO and the US in Afghanistan. But Zawahiri especially focused on Baitullah's role in the attempt to smash the Pakistani state. The following translation is a portion of Zawahiri's tape: Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/09/zawahiri_eulogizes_baitullah_m.php
  • 'Eid gifts from the Jihadi Media that we can expect

    09/19/2009 4:46:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 415+ views
    Revolution.Ansar1.net ^ | September 19, 2009 | "posted by admin..."
    The following text (minus the graphics) is a quote: ‘Eid gifts from the Jihadi Media that we can expect September 19, 2009 Posted by admin in : Al-Fallujah, Ansar al-Mujahideen Network, As-Sahab Media, Global Islamic Media Front, Jihad, Shabaab al-Mujahideen, Videos,trackback Here are some of the officially announced ‘Eid gifts from the Jihadi Media: We can also expect something to come from al-Furqan Media, In Sha’ Allah.
  • Qaeda's Zawahri Calls for Pakistani Jihad

    08/29/2009 12:55:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/28/09
    Al Qaeda's second-in-command on Friday accused the United States of leading a crusade to turn Pakistan into a divided nation and urged Pakistanis to join in a jihad to resist. The tape from Ayman al-Zawahri, the second this month, comes after Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. missile strike on Aug. 5. It also comes after Pakistan's army went on the offensive in late April against an insurgency by al Qaeda allies, the Taliban, in Swat valley after the militants took over the district 120 km (80 miles) from Islamabad, raising fears for Pakistan's stability and...
  • Rolling Out Shaykh Mansur al-Shami...

    08/17/2009 2:09:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 560+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | August 17, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "Readers, we have a glitch in the al-Qaida Matrix. This is a 30 minute audio by, Shaykh Mansur al-Shami, entitled, “Advice to the People of Jihad.” I’ve seen his name a bunch over the past several years but only in writing, when he pens articles for the magazines, The Vanguards of Khorasan and Al-Sumud. There is also an “Abu Mansur al-Shami” whose poetry has been quoted by Bin Laden himself and whose work appears in the jihadist magazines. I don’t know if they are one-in-the-same. If so, the below list is incomplete as I have not included his writings...
  • NEFA Foundation: New Video From American Al-Qaida Spokesman Adam Gadahn

    06/14/2009 9:04:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 386+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | June 13, 2009 02:43 AM | By Evan Kohlmann
    The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new video recording of most wanted American Al-Qaida spokesman Adam Yehiye Gadahn, titled "Let's Continue our Jihad and Sacrifice." During the video, produced by Al-Qaida's As-Sahab Media Foundation, Gadahn sharply criticized the Obama administration for its policies towards the Palestinians.
  • Forget subprime mortgages, it was bin Laden

    10/16/2008 3:21:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1,171+ views
    The National (UAE) ^ | 10/16/2008 | Michael Theodoulou
    Al Qa’eda is revelling in the global financial crisis that it proclaims heralds the downfall of the “crusading” American superpower – and Osama bin Laden’s terror network is claiming credit for the turmoil. A video from the organisation’s prolific as-Shahab media group identified the primary cause of the West’s economic woes as “the abortive and unsustainable crusades” that “enemies of Islam” are waging in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. There was, however, no mention of subprime mortgages, credit derivatives or a host of other solely financial mishaps cited by western commentators as reasons for the economic crisis. Jihadi websites, furthermore, did...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Hackers block Qaeda’s 9/11 terror on tape

    09/16/2008 9:47:49 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 6 replies · 1,925+ views
    Hindustan Times, via Drudge ^ | September 13, 2008 | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
    Hackers prevented Al Qaeda from releasing a videotape to mark the seventh anniversary of 9/11. Al Qaeda has traditionally issued a video or audiotape by either Osama bin Laden or Ayman al Zawahiri, the terror network’s two leaders, to mark their massive terrorist attack on the US. As-Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media unit, had indicated earlier this week that it would post such a videotape on September 11. As-Sahab had banner images on the internet showing a silhouetted head with a question mark and the words, “Wait 11 September”. The US-based intelligence group IntelCenter had speculated the video would be a...
  • Al-Qaeda's Growing Online Offensive

    06/28/2008 10:52:15 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 134+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2008 | Craig Whitlock
    Early this year, a religious radical calling himself Abu Hamza had a question for the deputy leader of al-Qaeda regarding the Egyptian secret police. "Are they committing unbelief?" he tapped on his keyboard. "And is it permissible to kill them?" A few weeks later, an answer came from a man with a $25 million bounty on his head, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Killing the police is justified, Zawahiri replied, because they are "infidels, each and every one of them." The exchange was part of the latest propaganda coup orchestrated by al-Qaeda: an online chat between Zawahiri -- one of the world's most...
  • al-Qaida No. 2 Says Attack Israel, US

    03/23/2008 10:10:56 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 789+ views
    AP ^ | March 24, 2008
    Al-Qaida deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri is calling on Muslims to strike Israeli and American interests to avenge Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip, according to a new audiotape. In the 4-minute tape, posted on a Web site Monday, al-Zawahri accuses Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of helping Israel in its offensive by sealing off the border between Egypt and Gaza. He calls on Muslims to "strike the interests of the Jews, the Americans, and all of those who participated in the attack on the Muslims," and says attacks should not be limited to areas in Israel or the Palestinian territories....
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Zawahri urges anti-Israel attacks over Gaza-Web

    03/23/2008 6:15:13 PM PDT · by james500 · 10 replies · 467+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:07pm EDT
    Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri called for attacks on Israeli and Western targets to avenge Israel's raids on the Gaza Strip, in an audio tape posted on the Internet on Monday. "O Muslims. Today is your day. Hit the interest of the Jews and the Americans and all those who participated in the aggression against Muslims," said the speaker on the tape who sounded like Zawahri. "Monitor the targets, collect the money, prepare the hardware, plan accurately and then attack," he added, without specifically naming any targets. "No one can say today that we should fight the Jews in Palestine...
  • A message from Osama bin Laden on Iraq released soon

    12/27/2007 7:24:06 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 678+ views
    AFP via translation | December 27, 2007
    via translation - ALERT - A message from Osama bin Laden on Iraq released soon WASHINGTON - The head of the Al Qaeda network, Osama bin Laden, will soon speak on Iraq in a message, said Thursday a special centre in the interception of communications by Al-Qaeda, the company SITE Intelligence Group .
  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 threatens Libya

    11/03/2007 2:53:07 AM PDT · by Wiz · 17 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2007 Nov 3 | Maggie Michael
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S. ADVERTISEMENT In the 28-minute audio tape called "Unity of the Ranks," Ayman al-Zawahri also announced that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was joining ranks with al-Qaida. "The Islamic nation is witnessing a blessed step ... The brothers are escalating the confrontation against the enemies of Islam: Gadhafi and his masters, the Washington crusaders," al-Zawahri said...
  • Al-Qaeda threatens 'response' to Rushdie knighthood

    07/10/2007 10:22:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 1,281+ views
    AFP ^ | July 10, 2007
    Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri said on Tuesday the group is preparing a "precise response" to Britain's decision to bestow a knighthood on author Salman Rushdie. "I say to (Britain's Queen) Elizabeth and (former British Prime Minister Tony) Blair that your message has reached us and we are in the process of preparing for you a precise response," Zawahiri said in an audio recording posted on an Internet website often used by Islamic militants.
  • 'Al-Qa'eda Will Punish UK For Rushdie Award'

    07/10/2007 3:01:41 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 861+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007 | Philip Johnston
    'Al-Qa'eda will punish UK for Rushdie award' By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor. Last Updated: 7:57pm BST 10/07/2007 Osama bin Laden’s second in command has issued a warning that Britain faces fresh terror attacks as a "punishment" for the knighthood bestowed on Salman Rushdie. Ayman al-Zawahiri helped mastermind the September 11 attacks in the US The threat - addressed directly to Gordon Brown - came in a 20-minute audio-tape posted on jihadi websites by Ayman al-Zawahiri. He threatened "a very precise response" in retaliation against Britain for having knighted the controversial novelist in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last month. Intelligence...
  • Al-Qaida Video Threatens Attacks on U.S. (Adam Yehiye Gadahn)

    05/29/2007 3:31:33 PM PDT · by james500 · 60 replies · 2,019+ views
    AP via NEWSDAY ^ | May 29, 2007, 5:49 PM EDT | ANNA JOHNSON
    An American member of al-Qaida warned President Bush on Tuesday to end U.S. involvement in all Muslim lands or face an attack worse than the Sept. 11 suicide assault, according to a new videotape. Wearing a white robe and a turban, Adam Yehiye Gadahn, who also goes by the name Azzam al-Amriki, said al-Qaida would not negotiate on its demands. "Your failure to heed our demands ... means that you and your people will ... experience things which will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11th, Afghanistan and Iraq and Virginia Tech," he said in the seven-minute...
  • Al-Qaida tape proposes prisoner exchanges with United States, other countries

    05/24/2007 10:16:44 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 619+ views
    Excerpt - CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A purported al-Qaida in Afghanistan commander claimed in an audiotape released early Friday the group is willing to swap prisoners with the United States, Britain and other countries. The audiotape's authenticity could not independently be confirmed but it was posted on a website commonly used by Islamic militants. It opened with a short section that said it was produced by as-Sahab, the al-Qaida media production wing. It was accompanied by two still photos of a bearded man identified as Abu Laith al-Libi, a Libyan al-Qaida operative believed to be behind a suicide bombing that...
  • Al-Sahab Expected To Release New Bin Ladin Video (Info coming From Central Command)

    04/05/2007 5:07:14 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 87 replies · 5,789+ views
    Al-Sahab Expected To Release New Bin Ladin VideoTerrorism: Al-Sahab Reportedly To Release New Bin Ladin Video MessageOn 4 April, a jihadist website carried the following posting: "After a long absence by the shaykh of mujahidin, whom we have missed as well as his speeches, some news is being leaked indicating that Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin, God protect and preserve him and make him a thorn in the throat of the enemies, will make an appearance. The news indicates that Al-Sahab Media Establishment, which specializes in publishing Al-Qa'ida leaders' speeches, has recently finished producing a video featuring Bin Ladin's speech to...
  • In video, al-Qaida urges unification

    03/22/2007 5:39:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 382+ views
    China Daily ^ | 3/23/07 | ap
    CAIRO, EGYPT - In a new video posted Thursday on the Internet, an al-Qaida militant who escaped from a U.S. prison in Afghanistan urged Sunni militants in Iraq to join the terror group and claimed the U.S. military's security plan for Baghdad has failed. Abu Yahia al-Libi, who broke out of the U.S. prison at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul in 2005, said it was the sacred duty of all mujahedeen, or holy warriors, to "stand steadfast together." He called on militant groups known as Ansar al-Sunnah, the Islamic Army in Iraq and the Army of the Mujahedeen to...
  • New Al Qaeda Video Coming Soon (updated)

    11/01/2006 8:10:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 54 replies · 1,196+ views
    counterterrorismblog.org ^ | 11.01.06 | By Andrew Cochran
    Laura Mansfield discloses that As Sahab will release a new Al Qaeda video tape soon. "According to banners placed on several Arabic language message boards, it appears that Al Qaeda's media production arm, As Sahab, will be releasing a new video tape 'soon.' This tape does not show either Osama Bin Laden or Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri, but instead features an address by Abu Yahya al Libi." UPDATE: ABC News reports that al Libi, who escaped from a US prison at Bagram, Afghanistan in 2005, will honor Umar Faruq, who was killed in Iraq by British troops in September. See...
  • As Sahab Announces New Zawahiri Video: An Invitation to Islam

    08/31/2006 8:30:18 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 50 replies · 7,067+ views
    Laura Mansfield ^ | 8/31/2006 | Laura Mansfield
    A banner was placed on multiple jihadi websites this evening advertising the release "soon" of a new video from Al Qaeda second in command Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri. The banner and accompanying post indicate that the video will feature Zawahiri along with Azzam the American in an "Invitation to Islam". The banner is of the style and format consistent with previous releases from As Sahab. We will continue to monitor the websites and post the video as soon as it becomes available.
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Releases Tape Inviting Americans to Convert to Islam (Joined by an American)

    09/02/2006 10:32:58 AM PDT · by Howlin · 373 replies · 11,547+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2006 | AP
    <p>Just breaking..... The American MAY BE the guy we heard of before, Adam something.</p>
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • CSM: 'American' voice on new terror video' (Detailed analysis!)

    10/28/2004 10:58:27 AM PDT · by Smogger · 57 replies · 4,401+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 29, 2004 | Gretchen Peters
    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – A new videotape that has surfaced in Pakistan threatens a massive attack against the United States by a purported American member of Al Qaeda. It is not yet known if the tape is an authentic Al Qaeda production, but it bears enough resemblance that some experts are taking the tape seriously. The chilling 75-minute digital videotape, seen by a Christian Science Monitor reporter in Pakistan, where it was obtained by ABC News, shows a high degree of sophistication and bears the logo of Al Qaeda's video production house, As-Sahab. On the video, the unknown man's face is...
  • The Christian Science Monitor has watched Al Quaeda tape

    10/28/2004 12:20:55 PM PDT · by rampage8 · 13 replies · 986+ views
    Christian Scientist Monitor ^ | 10/28 | Gretchen Peters
    A new videotape that has surfaced in Pakistan threatens a massive attack against the United States by a purported American member of Al Qaeda. It is not yet known if the tape is an authentic Al Qaeda production, but it bears enough resemblance that some experts are taking the tape seriously. The chilling 75-minute digital videotape, seen by a Christian Science Monitor reporter in Pakistan, where it was obtained by ABC News, shows a high degree of sophistication and bears the logo of Al Qaeda's video production house, As-Sahab.