IS

Media jihadists

Source: Dawn Take the month of January. Open-source reporting suggests that, excluding lone-wolf operations that may or may not have been inspired by IS, the organisation mounted at least 37 separate attacks in nine different countries: Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia. IS also attempted an […]

A French journalist infiltrated a jihadist cell: ‘I never saw any Islam in this affair, only lost, frustrated, suicidal, easily manipulated youths’

Paris (AFP) – A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP. The journalist, a Muslim using the pseudonym Said Ramzi, carried out the […]

The Myth of the Islamic State

FP: ISIS’ declaration of an Islamic State begs a fundamental question: When and how did that concept become a part of the political vocabulary of Muslim societies? After all, the idea hasn’t been around forever, and its popularity has waxed and waned over time. In fact, its emergence and popularity […]

‘Punching in the Dark’: Why Islamic State Is Winning the Online War

Islamistisches Propagandavideo In the wake of the Paris attacks, authorities are becoming increasingly concerned about Islamic State’s skillful use of the Internet. So far, however, European countermeasures have been frustratingly ineffective.By SPIEGEL Staff It sounded like jihadi megalomania. “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women.” Every Muslim […]