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The Three Phases of Jihadism

... website.” They became the terrorist, the executioner, the movie maker, and the distributer simultaneously. Moreover, they could target people far more precisely through phishing actions. This allowed them to build a mechanism that would lead to the Islamic State and to the Caliphate which was proclaimed in June 2014. However the post-millenarian organization, after a series of atrocities that did not resemble followers idea of “Allah on Earth,” began to lose support rapidly. Saudi Arabia, which ...


The Lessons of Islamic State

Attempts to Formulate the Islamic Alternative Will be Repeated Rituraj Mate: AQIS & ISIS approaches in India Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a group that emerged in Iraq in 1999 and joined al-Qaeda in 2004, may be considered the precursor of Islamic State (IS). The new organization assumed the name “Al-Qaeda in Iraq.” In 2006, it merged with several Islamist groups and assumed the name “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.” It is also called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” ...


AQIS & ISIS approaches in India

ISIS is a far newer force than al-Qaeda on the Indian Subcontinent, but already it has had a large number of recruits arrested, of its recruiters deported, and a shocking number of cells busted. Since its inception back in 2014, the terrorist group known as “al-Qaeda in the Indian ...


Post-ISIS and Future Jihadist Threats

... growing popularity of right-wing organisations and parties in Europe will affect radicalisation of alienated Muslim converts. Islamic State Volunteers Recruitment and return The leading jihadist organisations such as Al Qaeda and ISIS have expressed their ... ... targeted people on the promenade in Nice, was much easier for the inexperienced, newly recruited fighters. 6. Reactivation of Al-Qaeda. The neutralisation of ISIS will create a gap in the worldwide jihadist movement. Defeated ISIS fighters will look for ...


The Invisible Front of Islamic Terrorism

... Tuaregs, destabilize the already volatile situation in Mali ahead of the elections in the hope of plunging the country into chaos, and organize a Caliphate on the territory under its control. It is still unclear whether the group is affiliated with al-Qaeda or Islamic State. In May 2015, Al-Mourabitoun allegedly pledged allegiance to Islamic State, although the reports were later denied. Perhaps the terrorist attack in Bamako was meant as a reminder of al-Qaeda’s existence, as opposed to Islamic State....


IS: New Old Enemy

... important and relevant conclusion that may surprise the uninitiated reader is that the IS is by no means a new phenomenon and that it did not spring up in a fortnight. Weiss and Hassan trace the whole history of that group from the moment it was created as Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), then morphed into Mujahideen Shura Council and finally into Islamic State of Iraq. This goes a long way to explain the recent successes of the IS which proved to be stronger and more dangerous that the Free Syrian Army cobbled together within months. After reading the book the triumph of IS looks anything but ...


Political Extremist Groups and Islamic Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

Main Groups and Leaders Brief Overview The crisis developments in Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria are destabilizing countries in the Middle East. The growing turbulence and unpredictability threaten the very model of the nation state, which is struggling to react to the challenges posed by non-state actors in international relations – primarily by extremist groups. The inability of the state to counter the terrorist threat leads to an increase in the activities of radical elements, whose actions take...


Afghanistan: New Mission, Old Problems

... readiness to position itself as a political power. Its incoming financial flows appear solid, but global practice shows that unity of such organizations is relative. It may well split into a myriad of factions and cells (similar to the nodal existence of al-Qaeda) which can be countered by the world community, rather than a single entity. Islamic state. RIAC Reader (In Russian) Even a small foreign contingent on Afghan territory will deter both the Taliban and IS. A sharp rise in extremism in Central Asia seems unlikely any time soon, although individual attacks may be expected, posing ...


Divisions within the Global Jihad

... replaced the man who had been terrorist number one, Osama bin Laden, killed by US forces in 2011, testify to the acute contradictions among the major organizations of the global jihad movement. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s legacy and disagreements between al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Iraq The radical Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad group’s anti-Shia orientation caused disagreement between its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden. Different perception of the main enemy was the main stumbling block dividing ...


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