London, Asharq Al-Awsat – The jihadist media has moved to publish a new magazine that is concerned with women jihadists. Observers have said that the objective of the publication of the “Al-Shamikha” magazine, which translates as “The Majestic Woman”, is to promote Islamic values among women, in addition to fashion and beauty tips. This magazine has been dubbed the ‘Jihad Cosmo” in some quarters after the well-known Cosmopolitan style magazine. Continue reading
A German jihadist who fights with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan described his travels from Europe to Pakistan, which included a stop in Yemen and several meetings with Anwar al Awlaki, the wanted American-born terrorist.
The five-page statement was written by Yassin Chouka, a German citizen originally from Morocco who is better known as Abu Ibrahim al Almani. Abu Ibrahim’s statement, titled “Our Way to the IMU [Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan]” was produced by Jundallah Studios, a jihadist media outlet that has published propaganda tapes from the IMU in the past. Written in German, the statement was published on Islambruederschaft.com, a German-language website that supports the global jihad.
Abu Ibrahim and his brother, Mounir Chouka, who goes by the name Abu Adam, have been featured in IMU propaganda in the past. In January, Abu Adam announced the death of senior IMU and al Qaeda leader Bekkay Harrach. Abu Adam also provided voice-overs in a tape released in January that praised slain IMU terrorists from across the globe. Continue reading
Al-Qaida´s Yemeni branch “Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP) has released the second part of its video series titled “Killing of the Spies”. The propaganda footage show a member of Yemeni´s security forces, captured by al-Qaida militants. He is accused of working for the CIA and Yemeni intelligence agency, and tells about Yemeni´s counter-terrorism war. Continue reading
April 15, 2010
AN AL-QAEDA recruiter, described as the No. 1 terrorist threat to America, was engaged by a Sydney youth group to address hundreds of young people – a decision that has caused deep divisions at one of Australia’s largest mosques.
At the same time as Anwar al-Awlaki was advising the extremist later charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas, he was in talks with a group, Sydney Muslim Youth, about delivering a sermon to young Australians. He was already well known to security agencies as the spiritual guide to three of the hijackers on September 11, 2001. Continue reading