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Extremist Content Online: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Ceremony Honoring World War One Veterans in Saudi Arabia

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS claimed responsibility through the group’s Amaq News outlet for the attack on European and American diplomats in Jeddah that injured a security guard and Greek consulate employee. In addition, CEP researchers located a pro-ISIS video on RocketChat and the Internet Archive commemorating the November 2 terror attack in Vienna, Austria, featuring video footage from the attack and encouraging more acts of terrorism.

Extremist Content Online: Online ISIS Supporters Celebrate Vienna Attack, Encourage Additonal Violence

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS supporters on Telegram, RocketChat and Hoop celebrated the November 2 Vienna, Austria terror attack in which four people were killed and 23 wounded by Kujtim Fejzulai. In addition, ISIS affiliated Amaq News released a video in which Fejzulai, posing with his weapons, pledged his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi and links to the video were spread via Telegram and RocketChat. Amaq News also claimed the attack on Kabul University in which three terrorists killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens more and ISIS online supporters on Telegram and RocketChat spread its claim as well as an additional propaganda photo of two of the alleged attackers.

Extremist Content Online: Instagram, Facebook Accounts Speading Pro-ISIS Propaganda

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS’s spokesperson Abu Hamza al-Qurashi released a video statement via the group’s Al Furqan Media Center on multiple websites that called for increased acts of terrorism, especially attacks in Saudi Arabia against American and European interests, and criticized the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for establishing diplomatic ties with Israel. An Instagram account for the French language pro-ISIS propoganda group Infos An-Nur was among the locations CEP researchers identified as posting links to help spread the statement.

Extremist Content Online: Pro-ISIS Magazine Promotes Terorrist Attacks

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, the eighth edition of the pro-ISIS web magazine “Voice of Hind” was released on multiple websites and declared to supporters that it is permissible for women, children, and the elderly to be killed in terrorist attacks. Also, ISIS released a new propaganda video, “To Be Absolved Before Your Lord 2,” through the group’s self-proclaimed Khorasan Province depicting combat footage between ISIS and Taliban forces as well as footage of slain Taliban fighters killed in action. In addition, a pro-ISIS chat on the RocketChat platform distributed approximately three dozen emails and login information for accounts with the virtual private network (VPN) service Nord.

Extremist Content Online: Pro-Al-Qaeda Group Encourages Attacks Following Charlie Hebdo Comic Republication

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, a media group affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement encouraging attacks on France following the republication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Additionally, CEP researchers located several pieces of ISIS propaganda—including execution photos from May—on Telegram’s Telegra.ph bulletin board feature, as well as a pro-ISIS website on the .pl domain containing ISIS propaganda videos, ISIS weekly newsletters, and daily Amaq News updates.

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Propaganda Video Calling For Terrorist Attacks Resurfaces

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, a pro-ISIS supporter recirculated a previously released propaganda video calling for terrorist attacks through vehicles, knives, and arson, and published it on multiple online platforms including JustPaste.It, Microsoft One Drive, and the Internet Archive. Additionally, the seventh issue of the pro-ISIS web magazine “Voice of Hind” was released on numerous websites.

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Releases Propaganda Video Displaying Military Action And Executions From Self-Proclaimed Province In Syria

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS released a new propaganda video titled “The Epic Battles of Attrition 4” from the group’s self-proclaimed Khayr province in Syria. Meanwhile, CEP researchers located a propaganda video on YouTube from a media group affiliated with the white supremacist group Rise Above Movement (RAM) featuring its founder, Robert Rundo, traveling to Bulgaria for an annual gathering of white supremacists. Additionally, researchers identified a video on a white supremacist accelerationist Telegram channel encouraging acts of violence, as well as an online clothing store that uses the Automattic-owned WooCommerce platform to sell anti-Semitic merchandise.

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Encouraging Violence With ‘Available Means’

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS released a new video through the group’s Al Hayat Media Center on multiple websites and platforms calling for attacks using vehicles, knives, and by committing arson. Additionally, former members of the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) announced the creation of an AWD successor group called the National Socialist Order (NSO). Also, after going dark in January, the accelerationist neo-Nazi group The Base reemerged on Telegram to promote numerous images and short videos of group members training with firearm and practicing martial arts.