New ISIS video sends message to Pres. Obama

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ISIS has released a new video threatening Pres. Obama and accusing him of “waging war against Allah.” The message refers back to the U.S./Kurdish coordinated raid that freed 70 hostages in Hawijah, Northern Iraq last week. Titled “The reality of the American raid,” the video appears to be a recounting of the attack by ISIS…

The awaited Al Qaeda comeback: Syria's Nusra Front releases magazine

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Syrian rebels loyal to the Al Qaeda terror organization, released the second edition of its English-language magazine, “Al Risalah,” Sunday. The rebels, who identify with the Nusra Front (NF), Al Qaeda’s local branch, leaked the magazine onto the social media sphere using the group’s official Twitter account, which has still not been removed. The cover…

ISIS releases video in Hebrew with a “message to the Jews”

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ISIS has released a video featuring a militant speaking in Hebrew. In a video seen by The Foreign Desk, a jihadist announces a “clear and important message for all Jews, the first enemy of Muslims.” Addressing “Jews who conquered the land of the Muslims,” he warns that the “real war has not started yet,” with…

Social media inciting Palestinian violence against Israel

By Lisa Daftari

It appears social media is fanning the flames of Palestinian violence against Israeli citizens that has escalated over the last month, sending messages praising the perpetrators by calling them “heroes,” encouraging others to carry out similar attacks and warning of more attacks in coming days. Popular Arabic hashtags such as “The Intifada has started,” “The…

ISIS using encryption app Telegram to spread propaganda

By Lisa Daftari

ISIS has been increasingly turning to Telegram Messenger, a popular messaging app that boasts end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messages, to continue spreading its propaganda online and delivering its recruitment message. ISIS has been posting frequent updates using the app, showing everyday life under the caliphate, the battles, the martyrs, the implementation of Sharia law – public…