Iraqi Official: The Resistance Aims To Preserve The Current Regimes; Its Most Important Goal Is To Liberate Palestine; The Palestinian Factions, Led By Iranian Qods Force Commander Soleimani, Await Zero Hour For Liberating Palestine; Israel Will Quickly Disappear

Hamid Al-Husseini, Secretary-General of the Union of the Iraqi Radio and TV Networks, said in a TV interview that "the goal of the resistance is to preserve the current governments and regimes," so long as those regimes have "popular legitimacy." He further said that "it's no sec...


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Ebrahim Raisi, Associate And Designated Heir Of Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, At Lebanon-Israel Border: ‘Soon We Will Witness The Liberation Of Jerusalem’

Ebrahim Raisi, associate of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who recently was apparently designated his heir, was photographed on a January 30, 2018 tour of the Lebanon-Israel border, accompanied by senior Iranian and Hizbullah officials. In the photographs, the officials' fac...


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ISIS In Damascus Province: Photographs From Military Training Course For Boys

The Islamic State (ISIS) Damascus Province published a series of photographs on February 1, 2018, depicting a military training course for young boys from the "Al AShbal [Lion Cub] Camp." The photographs show young boys holding rifles, loading submachine guns, practicing at a sho...


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Video From Jihadi Fighter Of British Origin Calls On The Islamic Ummah To Join The Jihad In Syria

On February 1, 2018, a Telegram channel belonging to Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) supporters published a video from "Abu Basir al-Britani [the British], from the Battlefields in Idlib." The three-minute video shows an armed young man in the foreground, whose face is exposed, with ...


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Senior Saudi Journalist Al-Rashed: Al-Qaradawi’s International Union Of Muslim Scholars Encourages Jihadi Discourse, Supports Terrorists, Fights Moderate Islam

As part of the boycott declared on Qatar some six months ago by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt,[1] these countries drew up three lists of organizations and people who they say have ties to terror and are supported by Qatar. One of the organizations included on the third...


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TIP Response To Death Of Uyghur Cleric In Chinese Prison: We Will Continue The Path Of Jihad And Avenge The Deaths Of Our Martyrs

On January 29, 2018, it was reported that the prominent Uyghur cleric Sheikh Muhammad Salih Hajim died in a Chinese prison at age 82. The Qatari news website thenewkhalij.org reported that the Chinese authorities are refusing to transfer his body to his relatives due to concerns ...


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London-Based Egyptian Jihadi Cleric Hani Al-Siba’i: Women Are Permitted To Emigrate From East Turkestan Without A Male Escort, But Preferably Shouldn’t Enter Syria

Issue 22 of Turkestan Al-Islamiyyah,[1] the Arabic-language magazine of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), published a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) by Egyptian cleric Hani Al-Siba'i, a jihadi scholar who lives in London, in which he writes that women are permitted to emigrate...


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Is Gaza In Need Of Qatar’s Aid?

Four years after the 2014 Gaza war, the myth that there is a need to rebuild Gaza persists. This myth is nurtured by both Israeli and U.S. officials. Touring the Hamas attack tunnels that lead into Israel from Gaza, U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jaso...


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HTS Announces Campaign To Recruit New Fighters In The Aleppo Region Using Whatsapp

The Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) organization that is active in Syria published an advertisement on January 28, 2018, announcing the start of a campaign to atract new recruits into its ranks in the Aleppo region.[1] The recruits are asked to make contact via Whatsapp, and the what...


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Jaysh Al-Badiya, Al-Qaeda’s Standard-Bearer In Syria

Introduction On January 11, 2018, the Telegram channel of the jihadi organization in Syria Jaysh Al-Badiya ("The Desert Army") published a photo of some of its fighters and fighters from another jihadi organization in Syria, Jaysh Al-Malahem, en route to a battlefront in the s...


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Bangladeshi Writer-In-Exile Taslima Nasreen: ‘Every Nation Needs To Create Laws Against Fatwas [Islamic Decrees],’ ‘We Can’t View Women With The Lens Of The Barbaric Arabs’

Taslima Nasreen at a bookstore recently (image courtesy: Twitter.com/TaslimaNasreen). In a recent article, internationally known Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen examined the role of fatwas (Islamic decrees) in Muslim societies. Nasreen, who now lives in exile in India due t...


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Afghan Taliban Name Suicide Bomber In Kabul Attack, Claim 246 Military Personnel Dead

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) claimed that at least 246 military personnel of the Afghan security forces died in the January 27 suicide bombing near the old interior ministry building in Kabul, according to a statement. Afghan and foreign news agen...


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Russian FM Lavrov: According To New U.S. National Defense Strategy, ‘After WWII, The U.S. And Its Allies Created A New World Order, Which Russia And China Are Undermining From Within’

At a January 19, 2018 press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took questions and discussed Russia-U.S. relations, Russia's policies in the Middle East, and the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal. Discussing the new U.S. National Defense Strategy (NDS),[1] Lavrov said tha...


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Profile Of German Jihadi Denis Cuspert, A Key ISIS Media Operative, Recently Killed In Syria

On January 18, 2018, the pro-ISIS media outlet Al-Wafa reported that German militant Denis Cuspert, aka Abu Talha Al-Almani (former rap singer "Deso Dogg"), had been killed in battle, and posted a photo of his body. Cuspert, a convert to Islam, formally pledged allegiance to the ...


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Palestinian Journalist Analyzes Why Only A Small Number Of Palestinians Are Demonstrating Against Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel

In a December 18, 2017 article Nasser Al-Laham, the editor-in-chief of the Palestinian Maan News Agency and director of the Lebanese Mayadeen channel in the Palestinian Authority (PA), explains why, despite the high political awareness among the Palestinian people, and despite it...


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MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad Drafts ‘The Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018’ To Address Religious And Legal Issues Affecting Muslim Families In India

Statement Of Concerns And Objectives By Tufail Ahmad, Senior Fellow At MEMRI Introduction Under its Reform In The Muslim World Project, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is publishing this draft of the Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018 to raise awareness among...


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Al-Shabab Spokesman Responds To Raid On Organization’s School: It’s A Blatant Attack On Islam; Human Rights Watch Is Responsible For The Death Of Children

On January 15, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report revealing that the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen movement was forcefully recruiting boys aged 9-15 in Somalia. Three days later, on January 18, Somali forces raided a school run by the organization in the Middle Shabelle ...


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Campaigns, Using Whatsapp Launched In Syria To Recruit Fighters And Aid For The Factions Opposing The Regime

While tough battles are currently being fought between the rebel factions and the Syrian regime, mainly in northern Syria, last week several of these factions launched campaigns to recruit new fighters, as well as aid, and support for the fighters. Those interested were asked to ...


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Video By Islamic State’s “Al-Khayr Province” Calls On Muslims In Kazakhstan To Fight Regime

A 13-minute video titled "Ways of Peace and Safety,"[1] released January 20, 2018 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) Al-Khayr province (on the Syria-Iraq border), features several Kazakh fighters who deliver messages to Muslims in general and Kazakh Muslims in particular. The fighters...


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Turkestan Islamic Party Releases Video Of ATGM Strike

The Uyghur jihadi group in Syria, Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a one-minute video clip showing the targeting of a bulldozer with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) on January 20, 2018. The video was posted on YouTube and official TIP Telegram channels.[1] The ca...


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