November 22, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem

The current atmosphere in Jerusalem is reminiscent of the Second… [more]

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem

Islamic State: ‘Wilayat al-Barqa’ Operations Statement: Translation & Analysis

Intro and Analysis As a companion to my post on the emergence… [more]

Islamic State: ‘Wilayat al-Barqa’ Operations Statement: Translation & Analysis Islamic State: 'Wilayat al-Barqa' Operations Statement: Translation & Analysis

The Emergence of the Islamic State’s ‘Cyrenaica Province’ (Wilayat al-Barqa) in Libya

As has been noted previously, in his new speech put out by al-Furqan… [more]

The Emergence of the Islamic State’s ‘Cyrenaica Province’ (Wilayat al-Barqa) in Libya The Emergence of the Islamic State's 'Cyrenaica Province' (Wilayat al-Barqa) in Libya

General Military Council for Iraq’s Revolutionaries [GMCIR] – October 29 Statement

Considering all the prior analysis that has been done here on… [more]

General Military Council for Iraq’s Revolutionaries [GMCIR] – October 29 Statement General Military Council for Iraq's Revolutionaries [GMCIR] - October 29 Statement

MERIA SPECIAL REPORT: DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI?

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MERIA SPECIAL REPORT:  DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI? MERIA SPECIAL REPORT:  DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI?

SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

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SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

TEN YEARS LATER: WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

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TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA? TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

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THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

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THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem

The current atmosphere in Jerusalem is reminiscent of the Second Intifada’s opening days, in the autumn of 2000. Tension and fear. A sense of foreboding. “I can feel it in my bones, what’s coming,” says Daniella, a native Jerusalemite who … [Read more...]

Islamic State: ‘Wilayat al-Barqa’ Operations Statement: Translation & Analysis

Intro and Analysis As a companion to my post on the emergence of the Islamic State's 'Wilayat al-Barqa' ('Cyrenaica Province') in eastern Libya (mostly in the city of Derna, to be specific), here is a translation of a new Wilayat al-Barqa … [Read more...]

The Emergence of the Islamic State’s ‘Cyrenaica Province’ (Wilayat al-Barqa) in Libya

As has been noted previously, in his new speech put out by al-Furqan Media, the Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi explicitly acknowledged the recent series of pledges of allegiance to him from Sinai, Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Algeria, … [Read more...]

General Military Council for Iraq’s Revolutionaries [GMCIR] – October 29 Statement

Considering all the prior analysis that has been done here on the GMCIR (an initiative of the Ba'athist-Sufi Jaysh Rijal al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia [JRTN] and Harith al-Dhari's Muslim Scholars Association together with his 1920s Revolution Brigades), … [Read more...]

Islamic State [IS] Acknowledgements of Allegiances- November 12: Translation and Analysis

While it has been noted that the recent speech by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (released on 13 November) constituted the first recognition by Baghdadi of pledges of allegiance to him and his group from outside Iraq and Syria- specifically in Egypt, … [Read more...]

The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?

The international coalition- led by the U.S.- against the Islamic State [IS], with additional American airstrikes targeting the 'Khorasan' al-Qa'ida group in Syria (in reality just al-Qa'ida veterans from the Afghanistan-Pakistan embedded with … [Read more...]

The Islamic State Billboards of Raqqa (Part 2)

As an appropriate follow-up to my Jihadology archive of billboards put up by what was then the Islamic State in/of Iraq and ash-Sham [ISIS] in the city of Raqqa during the summer and fall of last year, here is the latest series of billboards put up … [Read more...]

Jamaat Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis’ Abu Osama al-Masri: “Message to the Families of the Soldiers”

Below is a translation of a message from Abu Osama al-Masri of Jamaat Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Reflecting the new alignment with the Islamic State, the message concludes by quoting an Islamic … [Read more...]

The Emerging Pattern

A pattern emerges, dear friends. The names of the five Palestinian Arab terrorists who have murdered or sought to murder Israelis in major incidents in the last couple of weeks are: Nur a Din Hashiya, Maher al Hashlamoun, Ibrahim al Akari, Abd al … [Read more...]

Analysis: Jamaat Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis’ Allegiance to the Islamic State

Over the early hours of this morning there emerged an audio clip attributed to the Sinai-Gaza jihadi group Jamaat Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (JABM: the Group of the Helpers/Partisans of the Holy House [Jerusalem], which emerged post-Mubarak), declaring … [Read more...]

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