Profile Of Top French Jihadi Ideologue: Scholar, Religious Authority, Media Operative, And A Leader Of The Extremist Faction Within ISIS

On January 10, 2018, the press office of the YPG, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units militia, released a video of French jihadi Thomas Barnouin,[1] who has been held by the YPG since he was captured, along with six other French nationals, on December 17, 2017. The video, 9:42 …

Al-Shabab Issues Statement Following Trump Declaration On Jerusalem: ‘ We Urge All Muslims To Take Up Arms’

On December 6, 2017, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem (Al-Quds in Arabic) as the capital of Israel, the spokesman of the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, Ali Dhiri, issued a statement to its news agency Shahada News c…

French Al-Qaeda Operative To Muslims In France: Come To Syria, Do Not Find Excuses To Remain Among The Unbelievers

In a November 22, 2017 post on a closed French-language pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channel, an Al-Qaeda operative in Syria called for Muslims in France to immediately leave the country and make hijra (migrate) to Syria to join the jihad there. Claiming to be in contact with several in…