March 21, 2013
Austrian GIMF Founder Arrested (Again)
Reports from Turkey claim that one of the founding members of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) has been arrested in Turkey while trying to make his way to Syria. Mohammad Mahmoud, also known as "Abu Usama al-Gharib" had previously served four years in a German prison for making threats against US interests in Germany. On his release, he helped form the Milatu Ibrahim group which distributed propaganda in favor of violent jihad.
Apparently, Mahmoud doesn't mind the cornhole thing all that much. Here's a Google translation of a German paper:
The Austrian and Islamist terror suspects Mohamed Mahmoud alias "Abu Usama al-Gharib" was arrested on Tuesday in Turkey. According to information from German security circles of radical Islamic preachers near the provincial Hattay was arrested at the Turkish-Syrian border. Mahmoud was apparently on his way to Syria and was traveling on a forged passport from a north African country.Let's hope he's kept off the streets for a bit longer this time. H/T:@FlorianFlade
February 12, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: New GIMF Instant Messaging Tool Like Totally Not a Zionist Plot
We swear! No really! Its totally 100% not dangerous.
GIMF releases new program for "secure" instant messaging
Below is the text of the announcement in English from Ansar al-Mujahideen forum (w/ HT to @azelin).
The First Islamic Program for Encrypted Instant Messaging
March 02, 2012
Marc Daniel Jungnitz Hearts Terrorists
I know Howie already wrote about this, but in the spirit of Andrew Breitbart I thought I'd keep this on the front burner for now.
This is Marc Daniel Jungnitz. He goes by the name Ahmed Al Almany Alhaakimiyya online. He registered the German website millatu-ibrahim.com which is the German language website for terror supporters.
Now he is using lawfare as a way of forcing those who are exposing him to retreat.
I'm the son of a Marine. Retreat hell.
Here is a picture of Marc Daniel Jungnitz. I live in America. I'm not subject to German law.
If Mr. Jungnitz didn't want us to post a picture of him, then he shouldn't have helped convicted terrorists -- like our old friend Mohammad M. -- continue with their online jihad against democracy.
He made his bed, we're just helping him lay in it.
Cache Date: 2011-09-19
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Domain name: millatu-ibrahim.com
Marc-Daniel Jungnitz ()
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60385
Marc-Daniel Jungnitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60385
Marc-Daniel Jungnitz (email@example.com)
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60385
Creation date: 17 Sep 2011 19:23:00
Expiration date: 17 Sep 2012 11:23:00
February 29, 2012
Limited Purpose Public Jihadi Webmaster
Apparently this dude hates it when the Kufr talk about him, its an invasion of his privacy except that, you know, he keeps making himself a public figure by publishing himself. Sometimes by accident fortunately. Which is why this Salafimedia webmaster is about to do a stint in German Federal Pound me in the Ass prison.
If the idea was that by threatening Haganah he'd get less publicity, well it ain't working son.
We're not sure how he came about getting the title of Webmaster, it may just be he was the only one among his Akhi that had a working credit card.
Jihadis, not the brightest bulb in the chandelier if you catch my drift.
January 18, 2012
American CyberJihadi Killed in Pakistan
Why I'll be darned, the Pakistanis are good for something!
AP: Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities.The details of the GIMF (Global Islamic Media Front) press release say he got his start as a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad Group and joined al-Qaeda right after 9/11.
But the most unlikely thing about his recruitment was his family: Two generations had spent years promoting interfaith harmony and combatting Muslim stereotypes in their hometown and even on national television.
Salam rejected his relatives' moderate faith and comfortable life, choosing instead a path that led him to work for al-Qaida. His odyssey ended late last year in a middle-of-the-night explosion in Pakistan. The 37-year-old father of four was dead after paramilitary troops stormed his apartment.
It also stresses the importance that al-Qaeda places on internet propaganda and communications.
He established diffuse Jihadi media groups and trained his brothers who followed the path of the Jihadi media. He administrated many websites and Jihadi forums, and he guided and planned and attacked the enemy masterfully. He led the Jihadi forums and websites of splendor, attacking the strongholds of arrogance and infidelity, weakening the determination of its troops, and sabotaging their great media plans”Now is the time at Jawa Report when we dance.
In addition, it's nice that he was killed in Pakistan. It saves listening to all that bullshit crap about targeting and killing al-Qaeda members who also happen to be US citizens.
December 08, 2011
American Jihad Propagandist Killed by Pakistani Police?
Members of GIMF in Germany celebrate Muhammad M's release from prison
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) has issued a press release claiming one of their leaders, known as Abu Umar online, was killed in Karachi by Pakistani police. GIMF is an online network of radicals that specialize in translating jihadi propaganda for dissemination to Western audiences. The group's central membership was in German speaking countries, but has members throughout the West, including the US & Canada.
However, over the last few years they have established deeper ties to actual terrorist organizations, such as the al Shabaab group in Somalia for whom they act as official facilitators. Many GIMF members have been jailed over the years, mostly in Germany and Austria.
The press release named Abu Umar as Abd al-Moeed bin Abd al-Salam. It claims that Abu Umar once was a U.S. resident and that he and his family lived here during the 9/11 attacks which inspired him to dedicate his life to violent jihad.
The clumsy wording of the release indicates that it was probably not written by someone who spoke English as a native language or that it was translated, poorly, from some other language. So, it's not clear if he himself became a citizen or just his family.
Here is some of the wording that may indicate that Abu Umar was a naturalized citizen:
This hero was born on July 17, 1974, and was raised and grew up in a rich family, studying in the best schools and universities. He worked as a teacher in global companies with high salaries in Yemen and America, such that he even obtained American citizenship for his parents....It then goes on to state that he was too important for the cause in his translation work to go fight on the front lines. Ever notice how they all think that?
in 2001, when the knights of Qaedat al-Jihad executed the Manhattan raid in the land of infidelity America where our hero lived with his family, our brother heard the news of the blessed operation from his father, and his yearning for Jihad and fighting in the path of Allah increased, as did his desire to live among the Mujahideen happily....
So, he emigrated from America to the Land of al-Haramain [ie, Saudi Arabia], and began his Jihadi journey from there.
And yet his affiliation with terrorists still got him killed. Good riddance!
One wonders if his family is still here in the US and if they approved of his endeavors or not?
German Global Islamic Media Front Member Sentenced to 42 Months
A German court jailed a 31-year-old Islamist Tuesday for 42 months, for supporting a foreign terrorist group.Also there are reports of another Islamic extremist related to al-Qaeda today in Bochum.
He was the last of eight people tried for contributing material to the Global Islamic Media Front, a web portal that promotes jihadist views.
All the others had earlier been released with suspended sentences or community-service orders.
Munich judges said police intercepts showed he made videos supporting al Qaeda in 2006 and 2007 and uploaded them to the portal.
He was sentenced to prison time on the support-of-terrorism charge because he was the only one who followed his words with action, travelling as far as Tehran to enter a camp run by al Qaeda in Pakistan, but missing his contact in Iran.
Speigel(Googlish) Berlin - S. Khalil has been arrested at the instigation of the Attorney General on this Thursday in Bochum. When accessing the GSG 9 was involved. The allegation is membership in a terrorist organization, meaning that the terror network al-Qaeda. In addition, S. forgery and fraud is alleged professionally.
At the same time, there were raids in 16 homes and two offices in North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. In the investigation, the Prosecutor's keel was involved. Next page, there are five other defendants, which were not arrested.
November 16, 2011
Noted Austrian Extremist Goes to Germany in Search of Compatriots in Fatherland
Image courtesy O-Jihad
Like a young Adolph Hitler (whom I'm sure he greatly admires), Mohammad Mahmoud -- a convicted terrorist and founding member of the Global Islamic Media Foundation [GIMF] -- has left Austria in order to seek a unified front with extremists in Germany:
It’s likely that officials from the Austrian Ministry of Interior are everything but sad due to the departure of a particular person of interest: Mohamed M., who was convicted for membership in a terrorist organization to a four years prison term and released in September 2011, left Vienna. The 26-year-old Austrian with Egyptian roots left Austria for Berlin to be a founding member of the oranisation Millatu Ibrahim, introducing a new website on November 7th.Apparently Mahmoud has achieved celebrity status within the German speaking jihad community, and since his release he's been making the rounds.
He first appeared in the german capital at the end of October. On October 26th, he attracted attention from German media after he and a handful of Islamists picked up Hani N. and Samir M. , two terror-suspects, as they were released from custody. In their apartment investigators found chemicals which are suitable for manufacturing explosives.
For a discussion of the new millatu-ibrahim.com website, see this thread at the Internet Haganah forum.
October 13, 2011
Europe's Revolving Terror Door: GIMF Leader Released from Prison Two Weeks Ago Back Recruiting Terrorists
I'm not going to pick on Germany for the short sentence served by former Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) leader Mohammad "Abu Usama al-Gharib" Mahmoud. The problem of short sentences for serious offenses is found in nearly every European country. Mahmoud was only sentenced to four years for recruiting terrorists and for threatening acts of terrorism.
And now that he's out he's back at his mosque in Austria where some in the community see him as a "victim" of the global (Jooooish, I'm sure) conspiracy against Muslims. And better yet, he's back online recruiting radicals and telling them that jail is actually not that bad a place:
Newspaper Die Presse reports today (Thurs) that the Austrian, whose family have roots in Egypt, appealed to listeners to do everything "that the flag of Islam is raised at the White House and the Vatican." The daily also reports that he claimed "prison is not as hard as it sounds." According to the Kurier newspaper, Mohammed M. told people gathering at the mosque to listen to his speeches that "you’ve got everything you need in jail: a warm bed, a pillow. (...) You can even buy cake – what more do you want?"The one way to insure they don't leave prison as mujahideen is to just shoot them. Unrealistic, I know. But I can dream, can't I?
Die Presse reveals he said prison was a good place to recruit radicals. "They get there as drug dealers and robbers to be mujahedin when being released," he is quoted as saying in one of his most recent lectures which were also spread on the internet. Mohammed M. – who glorifies dying as a martyr – reportedly also appealed on fellow Muslims to arm themselves before showing a folding knife he always carries.
The one piece of good news here is that apparently the Austrian authorities are considering charging Mohammad Mahmoud with some kind of "hate speech" charge. So, what, he'll get like six months this time?
And as a reminder who Mohammad Mahmoud was buddies with online, I offer you this oldie but goodie.....
Given the fate of Samir "Inshallahshaheed" Khan, I'm thinking that letting Mahmoud make hijrah to Yemen isn't such a bad idea.
September 16, 2011
Good News: GIMF Terrorist Freed in Germany After .... 4 Years -- Email a terrorist!
A hearty welcome back to Mohammad Mahmoud, aka "Abu Usama al-Gharib", from a long time fan at The Jawa Report -- me! Al-Gharib was jailed for his leadership at the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) where he produced videos in support of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. He also planned terrorist attacks against Germany and Austria.
For this he got .... four years? A terrorist gets four years in Germany. One can't help but wonder how long he would have been locked up had his plans come to fruition and people were killed. Ten, eleven years?
Let's just hope that his cell mate in prison made life interesting for him.
If you'd like to contact our ol' friend Mahmoud, he can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to his non-sarcastic fan Linda G. Richards in Washington for the tip.
Note to Linda: Now that you're back in the terrorism fan club, it's only fair to warn you .....
PS-- Also h/t to Ronin -- who apparently forgot that he can posts things not related to goat porn.
July 20, 2011
Jawa GIMF Members Convicted for Online Terror Propaganda
The good news: Three members of the notorious Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) were convicted in a German court today for spreading pro-terrorism propaganda online.
The bad news: The three were given suspended sentences as part of a plea deal, meaning they will serve no time.
The worst news: The German judge allowed the female GIMF member to wear a full head and face covering in court.
The politically incorrect yet unavoidably funny news: She looked just like a Jawa. No, really (See pic above).
May 30, 2011
CNN Almost Catches Jawa Report
(CNN) -- Younus Mohammad, a New York native and Muslim convert charged with threatening the creators of the TV show "South Park," has been arrested in Morocco, according to the website he co-founded.Previous: Revolution Muslim reports.
"Early on Friday morning brother Younus was arrested by Moroccan authorities," Islampolicy.com said in a posting Sunday. He is being held and awaiting extradition to the United States, the website says.
A criminal complaint against him, alleging the communication of threats, was filed in Virginia earlier this month using his English name, Jesse Curtis Morton.
Morton insists prosecutors misread a document intended to promote dialogue.
He once told CNN that Muslims are commanded by Allah to terrorize, though he said he did not read that as a call for killing civilians. He also professed his love for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
"His arrest comes in the long line of Muslims who have been imprisoned for speaking out against the United States," Islampolicy.com said. "It is part and parcel of the U.S. war on Islam. It is a war, being waged on two interlink (sic) fronts."
The English-language website, a successor to Revolutionmuslim.com, propagates pro-al Qaeda views.
A senior law enforcement source had told CNN Morton was believed to be in Morocco.
A former resident of Brooklyn, Morton is the second person charged in the "South Park" case.
More celebration, due to MSM confirmation.
Hey, Younnes, it will be very difficult for you to come and implement the rule of Allah on my ass now huh, but if one of you losers wants to come and try, well if you live you can go join Younnes in the butt brigades.
March 09, 2011
Samir Khan AKA Inshallahshaheed Begs American Muslims to Blow Themselves Up
Come on Sammy, what is wrong with you and Anwar al-Awaki?
Wired: Tomorrow, Rep. Peter King convenes his hearing on the radicalization of the American Muslim community. One group is hoping all the scare talk about the — complete with some serious and “expert” scare talk about all those jihadis among us. But there are some other experts out there with a very different perspective on the subject: actual domestic radicals. Turns out, American jihadis are really disappointed in American Muslims for their utter disinterest in al-Qaeda. And no wonder: more than 99.9 percent of U.S. Muslims want nothing to do with the radicals, new statistics show.Yes American Muslims, join the Jihad. But note that all the people urging you to martyr yourself for al-Qaeda have never ever ever done a suicide attack. Some have been captured fighting or were killed by American forces, most just get arrested and imprisoned. But go back and look at the propaganda, which of these talking heads ever ended up in a Martyrdom video by suicide?
Unfortunately, no homegrown terrorists seem willing or able to testify, either because they’re subpoena-shy, in federal prison or playing a high stakes game of hide-and-seek with American drones in Yemen. They’re a chatty bunch, though, and have left a record of their thoughts on Muslims and their representatives here in the United States.
Take Samir Khan, for instance. Before fleeing to Yemen to edit the jihadist magazine Inspire, he freelanced media support for al-Qaeda from his home in North Carolina via the internet. Khan was quick to bemoan American Muslims’ disinterest in his concept of jihad, playing it off as the product of distraction rather than disagreement.
“It is the culture of hating death and loving wealth,” Khan wrote of American Muslim culture in a post to his “Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge” blog, using a play on Osama Bin Laden’s classic catch phrase. “They don’t want to fling themselves into the spears of the enemies when they could be playing their PlayStation 3 or enjoying their favorite television show or sport whilst eating their favorite dinner meal.”
It was a sentiment he later echoed in the pages of Jihad Recollections, an English-language screed Khan published with fellow extremists. It became the template for Inspire. “Their Islam is limited to the more ‘acceptable’ parts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, whilst they shun Islam’s more controversial or antagonistic teachings,” Khan wrote of those promoting “moderate” Islam. “We find many of our fellow Muslims in America that are absolutely blinded by the inspiring play of American politics, the comfortable practice of ‘moderate’ Islam, and the denunciation of the Islamists.”
Answer: Not one!
Samir Khan AKA A Martyr Allah Willing has spent a lot of time glorifying the death of this or that poor Muslim sucker whom they sent to murder their fellow Muslim brothers. Its about time he put his money where his mouth is, Allah willing of course.
It seems that Allah is willing, Samir Khan not so much.
And after that aks yourself why Ghadafi released all those al-Qaeda just when he got really worried you might become free?
March 03, 2011
F*ck Shariah 4 America! (bumped)
Well the good boys at al-Buruj, no wait I PWNED that site, I mean Revolution Muslim, no wait that was effing owned too. Ahh the boys at Shariah 4 America. Their new "more moderate blog" are calling for the destruction of Lady Liberty again.
Which proves that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The graphic is from Yousef al-Khattab and Younis Abdullah Muhammad's old al-Buruj site.
When someone is pounding Anjem Choudary’s face into the pavement during tomorrow’s protest in front of the White House, please make sure they tell him this isn’t the UK, we don’t celebrate multiculturalism.Well now that the morons from Islam4UK have taken over Revmo they are running the same old tired ideas they stole from Yousef al-Khattab because he's the only one with even half a brain.Shariah4America.com: In Islam, the public veneration of idols and statues is strictly prohibited. This has forced sincere Muslims to develop realistic plans that will aid in the removal of the Statue of Liberty.
Due to the scale of the task at hand, it is highly likely that rigorous safety checks will need to be employed before the demolition of the Statue of Liberty can commence; thus as a temporary measure, it is proposed that a large burkha is used to cover the statue, thereby shielding this horrendous eye sore from public view as well as sending a strong message to its French creators.
Our official opinion, even if lady liberty is French, we like her and she'll come down over our cold dead bodies.
F*ck Shariah 4 America.
UPDATE by SH: Anjem Choudary is a no show, cites security concerns[video]. He left out TSA...like in no fly list.
Updated and bumped: See this entry from Patterico.
Update: Via Ed Driscoll there is some evidence that this is just site is parody. I would say look over the site for yourself and, well, given what I know about the ridiculousness of radical Islam, it’s hard to know. For instance on this page they call off a proposed march. But on the other hand, on this page they discuss the Islamic definition for pedophilia, which is death. But then they suggest they do it by impaling them on top of the Washington Monument. Which sounds crazy, but, um… have you ever watched Memri for a week? Have you ever seen respected Egyptian academics suggest that Mossad is controlling sharks? Its really hard to know satire from reality with them.Yeah I know, it seems almost too surreal. For sure the site is designed to "get a rise out of the infidels".
So, I think the right answer is to classify this as a dubious story. Certainly I cannot stand behind it any longer. And it proves you can’t satirize something that is already ridiculous.
But to be serious for a minute. Time and time again members of this specific social network, and also closely connected to various other branches of this network, have been proven to b e criminals, died in or committed acts of terrorism in the meat world, traveled abroad to join al-Qaeda etc, etc, etc.
That is to say that members of this network and even the network itself has had proven real world results that are not so funny.
We have as much fun making fun of the Jihadis as anyone. But I've an example of those real world results for those who would brush this off as totally ridiculous.
This comes from a member of the same network, this was praised by the members there. I warn you its very graphic, but at this point I think its appropriate to remember how often times this all ends.
Warning graphic image. Do not proceed if you are a minor or squeamish.
Last chance, DO NOT PROCEED.
February 24, 2011
Cornhole Watch: Everyone Wave Goodbye to Zack Chesser the Former Emir of Revolution Muslim
A college dropout and Muslim convert who threatened the creators of the "South Park" cartoon series and then tried to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.You should have stayed in school. Bitch!
Zachary A. Chesser of Bristow, Va., pleaded guilty last year to supporting the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia and posting online threats against the "South Park" creators for an episode he perceived as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. He was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.
Hat Tip: Sweet Jane the Liberator.
December 28, 2010
Meet Jihad Kathie (Sticky) Jawa Report Cited!
A 46-year-old Indiana grandmother is under investigation for her possible ties to suspected and convicted international terrorists, FoxNews.com has learned.Read more:
Muslim-convert Kathie Smith, 46, a U.S. citizen living in Indianapolis who has blogged about her granddaughter, last year married a suspected German jihadist, and has been flying back and forth between the U.S. and Germany as recently as two weeks ago.
A pro-jihadist video featuring Smith and her husband – alongside photos of members of the Islamic Jihad Union charged with plotting failed terror attacks against U.S. targets in Germany -- is being investigated by the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center. The center is a counterterror intelligence clearinghouse staffed by law enforcement officers from local and federal agencies, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
...On Facebook, he is "friends" with the notorious Al Qaeda English-language online magazine Inspire, thought to be principally authored by American-turned-Muslim radical Samir Khan. Salahudin also has used his online posts to call for the deaths of U.S. citizens, military and government leaders, and recently joined in on another user’s thinly veiled threats against Condoleezza Rice, according to postings discovered by FoxNews.com and screen shots provided by the Jawa Report, a watchdog blog that has been following the online activities of Smith and her husband.
Here's the video in question. I've quite a bit more here. Will add some updates.
Jihad Kathie's husband is also known as Salahudin Ibn Jafar in many places. He's a longstanding Jihadi propagandist and al-Qaeda supporter. What kind of folks does he hang out with. Well, despite his furious scrubbing of his Scribbed account the last few days. And it was way late scrubbing. We can see some familiar faces.
Among them Yousef al-Khattab of Revolution Muslim as well as Samir Khan of al-Qaeda.
So somewhere this dude is running around Germany with Jihad on the brain, a large assault rifle and feeling the heat.
December 21, 2010
al-Qaeda Wants The Muj to Sh8t in Your Salad
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- CBS News reports that the federal government is describing as credible an apparent al Qaeda threat to poison salad bars and buffets at American restaurants and hotels.Personally given the recruits AQAP gets, I really doubt they will do any complex things involving chemicals.
The network reports the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies have already briefed representatives of the hotel and restaurant industries about the threat, which is apparently designed to include numerous poisonings over a short period of time in order to have a national impact on consumer behavior.
A spokesman for the Hotel Association of Washington tells 9News Now it has been briefed by DC police and Chief Cathy Lanier about a variety of terrorism threats, but has not received a specific warning about this particular threat to hotel and restaurant food.
CBS reports the threat apparently focuses on the poisons Riciin and Cyanide, the manufacture of which is detailed on jihadist websites.
The plot, tied to the terrorist group al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, falls under the broader al Qaeda plan it refers to as Operation Hemorrhage which one al Qaeda website calls " attacking the enemy with smaller but more frequent operations to add a heavy economic burden to an already faltering economy."
The online al Qaeda magazine Inspire in October called for individual shooting or bombing attacks on Washington-area restaurants at lunch time to injure and kill Americans and harm the economy.
But I would worry a bit about the goat, Ahmed's bathroom habits, the salad bar, and Escherichia coli.
Give to Caesar what is Ceasar's but bring me one of his salads..... and a sammich.
October 20, 2010
Germany files charges against 8 GIMF activists
Eight individuals associated with the Global Islamic Media Front have been charged in Germany for their work in promoting terrorism. Charges were actually filed on 22 September, but only announced by prosecutors yesterday:
Die Bundesanwaltschaft hat am 22. September 2010 vor dem Staatsschutzsenat des Oberlandesgerichts München Anklage gegen den 23-jährigen deutschen Staatsangehörigen Tarek Alexander H., den 27-jährigen deutschen Staatsangehörigen Daniel P., den 30-jährigen deutschen Staatsangehörigen Renee Marc S., den 17-jährigen türkischen Staatsangehörigen Emin T., den 24-jährigen deutschen Staatsangehörigen Harun Can A., die 23-jährige deutsche Staatsangehörige Vivian S., den 19-jährigen deutschen Staatsangehörigen Jonas T. und den 18-jährigen deutschen Staatsangehörigen Salim Mohammed A., wegen Unterstützung der ausländischen terroristischen Vereinigungen Al Qaida, Al Qaida im Zweistromland und Ansar Al Islam sowie wegen Mitgliedschaft in einer kriminellen Vereinigung erhoben; die Angeschuldigten Emin T., Harun Can A., Vivian S. und Salim Mohammed A. sind zudem hinreichend verdächtig, für Al Qaida - der Angeschuldigte Emin T. zudem für Al Qaida im Zweistromland - um Mitglieder oder Unterstützer geworben zu haben (§ 129 Abs. 1, § 129b Abs. 1 i.V.m. § 129a Abs. 5 StGB).
July 07, 2010
GIMF Member and as-Ansar Administrator Arrested in Germany for Recruiting for al Qaeda
Another member of the Global Islamic Media Front bites the dust. You'd think these guys would have learned by now, but hitting your head against a brick wall over and over and over again is what they do best.
I'll also note that he seems to have been an administrator over on al-Ansar's German forum, which is an offshoot of #5 on Aaron's most recent top ten jihadi forums list.
One only wonders why it took the Germans three years to arrest this guy?
"The accused is strongly suspected of working to recruit members or supporters for Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb and the Islamic Jihad Union," the statement said....Thanks to Square Mile Wife.
Hussam M. is believed to have used Internet forums and blogs belonging to the German section of the "Global Islamic Media Front" and the "Al-Ansar Media Battalion" since 2007 to attract militants to the various Al-Qaeda groups....
And since February 2009, he allegedly distributed audio, video and text propaganda from "Islamist terrorist groups" as the administrator of a German-language Internet forum.
June 29, 2010
New al Qaeda in Somalia Video First Posted on YouTube [UPDATE: Hi Zach!]
Al Kataib, the media arm of the Somali branch of al Qaeda (al Shabaab) has released a 10 minute propaganda video in English titled "The African Crusaders".
Interestingly, two original posts -- one at a forum closely linked with al Qaeda and a second one considered al Shabaab's semi-official forum -- both embed the video directly from YouTube. Here is the original YouTube video, which I've also embedded below (while it lasts).
YouTube is owned by Google, a U.S. based corporation. Which means a designated terrorist organization, contrary to federal law, is using our own infrastructure against us.
The post at the al Qaeda website was put up a user calling himself the "Global Islamic Media Front Correspondent" ( الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية العالمية الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية لعالمية غير متصل ), a reference to GIMF --- the European based jihad support group which handles English and German language propaganda in behalf of al Shabaab.
Here's the person who first uploaded the video. Have fun with that information which I'm sure is useful.
Thanks to Rahm at Terror Free Somalia Foundation for the tip. Be sure to check out his website for all the latest al Shabaab related news.
Update by Stable Hand: Rahm is also on the hit list of Facebook accounts by Revolution Muslim's Taliba al-Quran
The video follows below.
UPDATE: On a second glance at the original thread where the video is posted, guess who shows up offering copies of the YouTube video to fellow al Qaeda supporters? None other than Virginia's own Zach "Abu Talhah al-Amrike" Chesser of Revolution Muslim, the guy who made the South Park threats.
Here's a screenshot.
Not only do our enemies use American companies to spread their propaganda (contrary to US law), their sympathizers live amongst us and do their dirty work too. This is Zach.
UPDATE: Related brilliance from Zach on a forum known to be sympathetic to al Qaeda.
Video still below.
March 24, 2010
GIMF Video: الكلمات عن الصدور
We hereby establish GIMF!
The Global Infidel Media Front!
Update: Video removed? For TOS violations?
Help I'm being oppressed!
Update: The cavalry has arrived!
Jihad Nasheed remix
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March 21, 2010
Coming Soon To A Another Ehadi Near You: Shackleford Net Posse "Fatwa"?
About below fold:
March 20, 2010 — Terrorists suck. They are cowards, every damn one of them. They use innocents as human shields, radicalize others to do the dirty work for them. You don't see any higher ups in the terrorist food chain sploding themselves do you? Again, cowards all of them...
They abuse their children, never letting them lead a normal life. They are raised to be martyrs, kinda like a "martyr factory" in a way.
Thanks to http://www.coxandforkum.com/ (for Hamas kindergarten) http://www.freakingnews.com/ (The Ladens)
http://smackdowncorps.org/index.html (Jihad Jane image)
Jawa Posse Member Mike for Net Posse photo shop.
http://www.youtube.com/user/DatJooVinnie (Jawa Radio audio)
A personal musician friend ("All around the Watchtower" audio)
No thanks to the ehadi for the terrorist images, you know who you are.
Current List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
2. Abu Sayyaf Group
3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
5. Ansar al-Islam
6. Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
7. Asbat al-Ansar
8. Aum Shinrikyo
9. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
10. Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
11. Continuity Irish Republican Army
12. Gamaa al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
13. HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
14. Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
15. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
16. Hizballah (Party of God)
17. Islamic Jihad Group
18. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
19. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
20. Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI)
21. Kahane Chai (Kach)
22. Kata'ib Hizballah
23. Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, KADEK)
24. Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
25. Lashkar i Jhangvi
26. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
27. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
28. Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
29. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
30. National Liberation Army (ELN)
31. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
32. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
33. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLF)
34. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
35. Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) (al-Qaida in Iraq) (formerly Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, JTJ, al-Zarqawi Network)
37. al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
38. al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (formerly GSPC)
39. Real IRA
40. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
41. Revolutionary Organization 17 November
42. Revolutionary Peoples Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
43. Revolutionary Struggle
44. Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL)
45. United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
January 28, 2010
Al Mosul: Hangover Remedy For Soon To Be Martyr
hair of the dog hair of your body
Martyr wannabe's believe all their sins will be forgiven in the act of martyrdom. Hence the hangover. Also, most wannabe's shave all their body hair before martyrdom.
October 01, 2009
Online GIMF Terrorist About to Become Prison GIMP
A guy from Morocco moves to Quebec and plots to force the Austrian and German governments to withdraw from Afghanistan. It really is a small world after all.Hey Said Namouh, watch the corn hole man.
Said Namouh was convicted on several charges today - of note - he also posted terrorist propaganda on the internet for the Global Islamic Media Front. Online jihad meet "real" jihad.
August 25, 2009
Report: Internet, YouTube Key in al Qaeda Somali Recruitment
I'd comment, but what more could I really say that hasn't been said by me about this over the last five years? AP:
One young man attended secret meetings in Minneapolis. Another got a phone call, urging him to leave Minnesota and go to Somalia to fight. Terrorist training videos featuring English speakers pepper YouTube, calling others to the cause....Those videos are edited and distributed by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF)-- a group based in Europe but with active members in the United States and Canada that we've been following for years.
Court proceedings and interviews with community members, attorneys and terror experts indicate the Somali-based terror group, al-Shabab, uses widespread recruitment tactics including a vast Web-based network...
"I would say they were among the most explicit, the most violent, and the most enthusiastic videos of any jihadi organization out there," said Evan Kohlmann, a terror consultant.
The group, which the U.S. government says has ties to al-Qaida, also uniquely targets Americans and English speakers, Kohlmann said.
Some videos show English-speaking suicide bombers reciting last wills. Others showcase a man with shoulder-length brown hair who calls himself Abu Mansour the American commanding fighters and glorifying jihadists killed in Somalia.
Al-Shabab's online propaganda proliferated in recent years after messages from Osama bin Laden appeared on jihadist forums encouraging followers to go to Somalia.
In fact, long time readers will remember this:
Super secret message to GIMF: Um, where's that video of the Shiekh you promised us?
May 27, 2009
Al-Qaida's Online Couriers: The Al-Fajr Media Center and the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF)
I'll just publish the entire email, but the chart is pretty cool:
The NEFA Foundation has released a new interactive chart by NEFA Senior Investigator Evan Kohlmann titled, "Al-Qaida's Online Couriers: The Al-Fajr Media Center and the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF)." The chart maps out in detail the multi-step process by which multimedia recorded by mujahideen organizations in the field is distributed online--including the critical roles played by the pre-eminent Internet logistical service providers (namely Al-Fajr and the GIMF). As indicated by the chart, the Al-Fajr Media Center has official "contractual" partnerships with the As-Sahab Media Foundation, Al-Qaida's "Islamic State of Iraq" (ISI), Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen), Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Ansar al-Islam in Iraq, and the Islam Awazi Information Center (the media wing of the Turkestan Islamic Party). Conversely, at present, the GIMF boasts its own active service relationships with Jaish al-Islam and Tawheed wal-Jihad in the Gaza Strip, and the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia.See Interactive Chart Here.
Let me just pat myself on the back by noting that the Jawa Report at the forefront of identifying the Global Islamic Media Front as a branch of al Qaeda's propaganda network. In fact, as far as I can tell, we were the first to note it.
May 05, 2009
Shabaab's al Qaeda and GIMF Connections
NEFA's "Shabaab al-Mujahideen: Migration and Jihad in the Horn of Africa" [PDF] is destined to be an invaluable resource in the hands of counter-terror analysts. If you don't have a copy and you are a serious researcher then you need to get it.
I would especially point out the chapters outlining the connections of Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, Osama bin Laden, and the Black Hawk Down incident which al Qaeda claims responsibility (although the point remains controversial just to how deep their involvement was). As we've pointed out in recent weeks, Aweys -- designated a foreign terrorist by the U.S. State Department -- is now a leading figure in the State Department backed government. Troubling, no?
Also, the chapter showing the al-Shabaab propaganda strategy is informative. As it happens, the report quotes Samir Khan's (quoted as "inshallahshaheed") reaction to the loss of several Shabaab websites. You're welcome.
The report further notes that Shabaab has designated the European based Global Islamc Media Front (GIMF) as their official media outlet. GIMF today is to Shabaab what al-Furqan was to the Islamic State of Iraq or what as-Sahab is to al Qaeda in Asia.
Samir Khan. GIMF. Why do those two things seem to have a common thread in my mind? Oh, yeah.
February 09, 2009
Al Qaeda in Gaza Clarifies Relationship to GIMF
NEFA has released a translation of a communique between al Qaeda's Gaza affiliate, The Army of Islam, and Mahmoud Mahmoud [Muhammad Shawi Mahmoud], a one-time leading figure in the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF]. Mahmoud was convicted of plotting to attack US targets in Austria. A Canadian member of the same cell, Said Namouh, is presently under indictment for the same conspiracy.
The communique starts with an accusation that the prosecution of Mahmoud represents an attack against Islam. Not very enlightening since the Islamist worldview is one of a vast conspiracy against Muslims by pretty much every one. It then goes on to refute something that was never alleged: that Mahmoud was not involved in the kidnapping of British journalist Alan Johnston.
No one ever accused GIMF of actually plotting the kidnapping. The accusation -- and the reality -- is that GIMF is linked to al Qaeda in Gaza. An accusation, I might add, first publicly made right here at The Jawa Report.
We have never said, nor have I read it in any reliable media source, that GIMF was actively involved in the plot. What we said was that GIMF served as intermediary between al Qaeda in Gaza and the Western press. If that isn't the very definition of a link, then I don't know what is.
Oddly, in the middle of this straw man denial, The Army of Islam confirms the allegations made against Mahmoud and GIMF:
“Seventh: brother Muhammad Shawqi Mahmoud made contact through private inbox inside a certain forum on the internet showing the desire of one of the Austrian reporters to know some news about the imprisoned British reporter, therefore he was a mediator between The Army of Islam and the Austrian reporter. His role was limited to that only, nothing else. The brother has advised us several times not to attempt to hurt the reporter. That was his personal point of view in which he saw benefit to all parts.”So, what exactly is the controversy here? There is none.
GIMF is a media organization. They act as press agents. They are propagandists. In fact, they are also the official distribution source for al Qaeda in Somalia, the al-Shebaab. Just like as-Sahab produces videos for al Qaeda, al-Furqan for al Qaeda in Iraq, and the al-Fajr Media Center distributes them.
If that isn't a link -- and a strong one -- I don't know what is.
But it's more than that, and it gets down to the very definition of "terrorist organization" in the post-9/11 world. Organizations like as-Sahab, al-Furqan, and GIMF are virtual organizations. That is, they exist only because individuals and cells are linked through the internet.
As such, they are an inherent part of the larger organizations that they represent. No, GIMF members are likely not to be actually fighting in Mogadishu. They are too cowardly for that. Instead, they facilitate that fighting through propaganda distribution. Propaganda that inspires others -- less cowardly than themselves -- to join the jihad.
The evidence suggests that they also facilitate travel from Europe and North America to the jihad fields as well. And, as in the case of Mahmoud Mahmoud, they also may be involved in plotting terrorism closer to home.
In my mind, then, a member of GIMF is a terrorist by definition. He may not have bomb, but a computer and an internet connection is a powerful and important tool terrorists use.
November 25, 2008
Two More German GIMF Online Jihadis Arrested
Two more members of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) have been arrested. They are named only as "Daniel P." (26) and "Harun Can A." (23). They join German "Irfan P" (19) and Austrian "Mohamed M." as GIMF members being prosecuted in Germany & Austria for the collection, translation, and distribution of al Qaeda propaganda and for their encouragement of European Muslims to support violent jihad.
Mohammed M., who with the help of Aaron from Internet Haganah we identified as Mohammed Mahmoud, is the former leader of GIMF and is currently serving time for a plot to plant explosives at U.S. military bases in Europe. His wife was also convicted.
"Irfan P." was already in custody for translating statements from al Qaeda in Iraq and has now been charged with 10 counts of disseminating AQI propaganda. "Daniel P" is charged with 18 counts and "Harun Can A." is charged with four.
GIMF was once an important group to the online jihad support community, many of whom don't speak Arabic. GIMF's main contribution was in translating Arabic statements into German, French, and English for wider dissemination. They also produced independent videos supportive of al Qaeda in Iraq and of Chechen Islamists. At one time the group ran a 24 hour online television station--The Caliphate Voice Channel. Members of the group were also responsible for "The Night of Bush Capturing" video game (below).
A Canadian GIMF member, Said Namouh (aka, "Nashraf"), helped out with English language propaganda before he was arrested for plotting terror attacks. Not so coincidentally, the group has its roots in the Yahoo "Global Islamic Media" group run by influential early Cnadian cyber jihadi called Abu Banan.
In addition to simply encouraging others to join al Qaeda and other Salafi jihad groups, the GIMF also raised money for them. GIMF is also well connected to al Qaeda branches in Somalia (they released a video of an American fighting in Somalia) and Palestine (it was GIMF that released the videos of a Fox News reporter being held hostage there).
I'll also note that while Charlotte based al Qaeda supporter Samir Khan (aka, "inshallahshaheed") claims he has no formal connection to the GIMF, the GIMF certainly knew Samir.
Yet another friend of Sammy in jail......
August 18, 2008
Sooo Sad: GIMF Forum Closed
It's in German, but I think you'll get the gist of it, which is that, sadly, the Global Islamic Media Front's (GIMF) online forum was "closed for security reasons." Nary a worry, what's old is new again: in lieu of a forum the al Qaeda support group says it is back to blogging.
The last known GIMF blog address that I had doesn't seem to be working either. If you have it, let me know.
Thanks to the online IDF.
July 17, 2008
Killing Bush = Art
What passes for art these days? Killing President Bush. No joke. An Iraqi professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wafaa Bilal, is now displaying his latest 'work': a video game where the player hunts down and kills President Bush.
Sound familiar? That's because it is. Wafaa's 'art' is simply a hack of a video game made by the Global Islamic Media Front GIMF), an online al Qaeda media support group, called The Night of Bush Capturing (image above). GIMF's video game, where the jihadi user attempts to capture and kill President Bush, was actually a hack of another video game The Quest for Saddam.
The nuance added to GIMF's work is that instead of just assuming the player is an al Qaeda operative out to kill President Bush because that's the right thing to do, Bilal gives the player a reason to kill the President: U.S. forces have killed his brother.
Not so incidentally, Bilal's brother was really killed by U.S. troops at a checkpoint in Iraq. Sounds rather like a masturbatory fantasy on Bilal's part, doesn't it?
The alleged point of the traveling exhibit which lets the gallery visitor pretend he's an al Qaeda terrorist bent on killing President Bush?
This work is meant to bring attention to the vulnerability of Iraqi civilians to the travesties of the current war and racist generalizations and stereotypes as exhibited in games such as "Quest for Saddam," along with vulnerability to recruitment by violent groups like Al Qaeda because of the U.S.'s failed strategy in securing Iraq. The work also aims to shed light on groups that traffic in crass and hateful stereotypes of Arab culture with games like "Quest for Saddam" and other media.I'm not sure how pretending you are an Arab suicide bomber bent on killing the President of the United States helps the fight against racist stereotypes against Arabs. But perhaps that's because my taste in art is not quite nuanced enough?
It's interesting to note that Bilal chose to highlight what he sees as the racism inherent in video games where the player is asked to kill Arabs, yet there is nothing racist (or nothing of note to point out) in Arabs killing white guys.
Also, if Bilal thinks Americans are such racist bastards, why is he here instead of back in Iraq?
Thanks to AllahP.
UPDATE: Didn't see this before, but apparently the Lord of Moons also had a similar conversation with his boss about this one. Michelle Malkin has her own commentary on this including the reaction of protesters to the game.
March 07, 2008
Austrian Terrorist Tries to Play the Nice Guy
Mohammed Mahmoud, a known operative of the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF], argued yesterday that since he once posted a message on an internet forum discouraging the murder of a woman hostage, that he can't be a terrorist.
Never mind the hundreds of other posts encouraging terrorism. Never mind the posts which outlined the best possible targets of terror in Austria and Germany. Never mind the fact that it was GIMF that first released the videos of Fox News reporters Steve Centani and Olaf Wiig held hostage by al Qaeda affiliates in Gaza. And especially never mind the fact that GIMF has made a martyr out of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
So, slowly beheading male civilian hostages is cool beans, but condemning the taking of female hostages is somehow a litmus test for whether or not you're a terrorist?
Further, the hostage he claimed to have dissuaded the terrorists from killing, Hannelore Krause, was indeed freed. But her son? Still missing, presumed dead.
It's funny how Muslim fanatics like this want to hold the West to such high standards of civilized behavior, always claiming that every single unintentional death of a Muslim by the West is proof of our hypocrisy, yet the standards of civilized behavior applied to Muslims is so low that virtually all acts of barbarity, such as slowly sawing off the head of a male civilian hostage, are assumed to be a-okay.
A young Austrian Muslim on trial on terrorism charges said Thursday his efforts led to the release of a German hostage in Iraq. Hannelore Krause and her son Sinan disappeared in Iraq on Feb. 6, 2007....Oh, and pay no attention to all the snuff videos found on Mohammed Mahmoud's computer. Bringing those to light simply serve to anger and confuse him.
Mohamed M. said he then appealed for Krause's release in a 20-page text in which he noted, among other things, that a video showing Krause and her son was not helping the group win favor.
Two to three weeks after his appeal, the kidnappers thanked him for his advice, Mohamed M. claimed, adding that Krause was released shortly afterward....
Mohamed M. is on trial in Vienna over his alleged involvement in a March 2007 video threatening Austria and Germany with attacks if they did not withdraw military personnel from Afghanistan.
The prosecution also alleges that Mohamed M. mentioned, in Internet forums frequented by Islamic radicals, the Vienna-based Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, and the Euro 2008 soccer championship as potential terrorist targets.
[T]he jury was shown a series of graphic clips showing the killing and abuse of Western hostages abducted in Iraq that were saved on the hard drive of Mohamed M.'s computer...Mohammed claimed the files were on his computer for research purposes only. Yeah, right, this is the same group that literally has dozens of tribute videos devoted to Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden. Explain those, asshole.
Mohamed M. lost his cool... accusing the court of not being interested in justice and carrying out a show trial...
When security officials escorted him out of the courtroom, he knocked over a screen and accused the judge of ruining his life.
Thanks to Vicki, official hostage reporter for The Jawa Report.
February 12, 2008
Canadian GIMF Jihadi Planned "Snowball Bomb"
Said Namouh, a Canadian member of the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF], had made a video for distribution through the jihad propaganda network's "Voice of the Caliphate" TV showing how a bomb could be hid in a snowball. Nahmouh, who was better known by his online jihadi name of "Nashraf", helped the GIMF produce videos in support of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.
He was arrested for his part in a plot to blow up American interests in Austria, but when the Mounties arrived at his home they found a treasure trove of terrorist materials---literally thousands of hours of propaganda encouraging the killing of non-Muslims.
I'll send you over to this post by Kyros, but if you're interested in the real connections between online jihad supporters like GIMF and actual terrorism make sure to follow his link to the well researched National Post article.
Al Qaeda "New" Face of Terror?
Article at CBS discusses the "new face of terror" in regards to Americans being recruited and trained for attacks inside the U.S.
This certainly is nothing new to long time Jawa readers. Untold number of terrorist websites have been shut down by Jawa's. The websites are used for propoganda, "recruiting", and financing terrorism. Links are given at the sites for survival training, bomb making, etc for possibly those who are unable to leave the country to train arm and arm with alQaeda.
Unfortunately sometimes we run into a website whose owners of said site are "on the same page" of the blogger. I guess you could call this "safe sex". Take for instance a pimper of safe sex Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed. Prior providers shut his websites down due the content after Jawa's contacted them...alot.
He now has settled into his present site rather comfortably knowing who he has the backing of.
This recent post by Rusty appeared to ire Inshallahshaheed. So much so that he has been commenting here. His comments remain up at Jawa, our comments on his blog are deleted....Sammys form of free speech doesn't include us.
Video of CBS's "Fear of Domestic Terrorists" below the fold.
February 08, 2008
GIMF: The AMERICAN Leader of al Qaeda in Somalia (& its U.S. Website)!!
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An American citizen claims to speak for an al Qaeda linked jihad group in Somalia. The terrorist group has a U.S. hosted website.
Late last month the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF] released a statement from the Movement of Jihadi Youth [Shabab], an al Qaeda linked organization, which officially severed its ties from the Islamic Courts Union [ICU], the former government of Somalia which modeled itself after the Taliban movement, and which also has close ties to al Qaeda.
The root of the problem between the "Shabab" and the ICU is rooted in Eritrean influence over the ICU. The war between the UN backed Somali government has long been viewed as a proxy between Eritrea and Ethiopia. The GIMF statement from Shabab claims that the ICU is not committed enough to global jihad and the restoration of the caliphate, instead limiting its goals to a Taliban like state within the borders of Somalia at the behest of Eritrea which cannot be seen as supporting international jihadists.
In sum, the international jihadis who came to Somalia to fight the infidel at the behest of al Qaeda's call to arms are mad at some of the native Somali jihadis who have allied themselves with nationalists in order to retake control of Somalia.
But perhaps the most intriguing part of the document is that it is signed Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, or Abu Mansour from America.
An American leading al Qaeda forces in Somalia? An intriguing notion, and plausible, too. Here's a BBC interview from September of last year with an American fighting with the ICU.
The former "Foreign Minister" to the ICU government was also a naturalized U.S. citizen, Ibrahim Hassan Addou. Addou was a one time administrator at The American University in Washington, D.C. before returning to Somalia to take up a cabinet position with the African Taliban.
You may remember that there was already at least one American convicted of helping the African Taliban in their jihad. Daniel Joseph Maldonado, aka Daniel Aljughaifi, was convicted of training to commit acts of terrorism overseas. This is intriguing because there is a connection between Maldonado and GIMF through an extensive online jihad network once located (and to some extent still operational) at Wordpress.
Also part of that same network of online jihadis that links GIMF to convicted American terror supporter Daniel Aljughaifi (who's blog is still up) ? Samir Khan, aka inshallahshaheed. Here's a screenshot of a comment thread at Khan's old blog.
The person leaving a comment at Samir's old blog going by the name "GIMF" and who has the email@example.com e-mail, once ran GIMF's website here. "GIMF" gave several German TV interviews using the name “Musab” to explain the goals of the GIMF. "GIMF" is actually Mohammed Mahmoud, arrested in Austria for plotting to blow up US interests there.
If those connections weren't enough, Daniel "Aljughaifi" Maldonado moved from new Muslim convert to active supporter of jihad through his association with the Islamic Network. For a number of years he served as a moderator on the Islamic Network web forum. In addition to inspiring Aljughaifi to jihad, the website was instrumental in connecting 17 Canadian and two Americans with each other and to inspire them to plot acts of terror on U.S. soil.
And who owns Islamic Network? Sarfaraz Jamal, an American Muslim who personally called for the young men at the Islamic Network to participate in acts of jihad abroad. Relevance? Because Samir Khan's new blog is hosted by Muslimpad.com .... owned by none other than Sarfaraz Jamal!
So, is it plausible that a leader of the al Qaeda backed Shabaab movement is an American? Yes it is.
There's a pattern of American based al Qaeda supporters who go out of their way to distance themselves from encouraging acts of terror on domestic soil. They are very careful in avoiding the call for American Muslims to fight the U.S. abroad, as well. Instead they advocate American and Western Muslims going to places like Somalia, Kashmir, or Chechnya where they can fight the global jihad but can avoid the charge that they are encouraging treason or sedition.
And that pattern goes beyond encouragement of jihad, but has already directly led to a number of American Muslims traveling to Africa to fight a proxy war against the U.S. and its allies.
But there's more. You see, a Shabaab supporter has a blog called "Ashabaab al mujahideen". Where did I get the link? From Charlotte blogger and GIMF supporter Samir Khan, aka inshallahshaheed. Down in Ashabaab's "Worldwide Jihad" section is a link to the "official" website of the Shabab mujhadin--the same Somali organization mentioned above that has extensive ties to al Qaeda and has at least one American leader.
The Shabab website should look familiar to Jawa readers, as it's one we've dealt with in the past --- and successfully took down. Same website, new URL. And it's hosted in the U.S.!!
January 31, 2008
Online GIMF Jihadi Had Thousands of Propaganda Videos
Wait, you mean that after watching thousands of hours of jihadist propaganda, that one might actually be tempted to become a terrorist?
Said Namouh, known by the online jihad community as "Nashraf", was the Canadian face of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a group we've been keeping tabs on for some time. While not officially a front for al Qaeda, GIMF independently produces videos in support of the global jihad in a variety of languages. The group also raises money for al Qaeda.
The national security squad of the RCMP seized thousands of explicit terrorist videos from Saïd Namouh's computer after he was arrested in Quebec on a charge of conspiring to detonate an explosive.As we've noted over and over again, Mohammed Mahmoud is a known online associate of Charlotte, North Carolina blogger Samir Khan. How do we know?
The 34-year-old Moroccan-born permanent resident of Canada allegedly planned with Mohammed Mahmoud, 21, an Austrian, and other people whose names have not been made public, to detonate an explosive in a public place "to cause death, serious injury or massive destruction."
January 17, 2008
Canadian GIMF Cyberjihadi Gets Bail Hearing
Achrafe Said Namouh, aka "Nashraf", a Canadian propagandist for the Global Islamic Media Front, will get a bail hearing. He's been indicted for his part in an international bomb plot.
Oh, and helped produce al Qaeda videos, one of which threatened acts of terror in Austria.
Let him out on bail. What could possibly go wrong? It's not like he could do any damage from home. In his mom's basement. On the internet.
November 26, 2007
GIMF Raising Money Online for al Qaeda
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) has upped the ante in the "financial jihad" and is now raising money through a popular forum on behalf of the mujahideen of al Qaeda. Andrew Cochran believes that this is an indication of the success of the Coalition in breaking al Qaeda's financial networks.
CT Blog has this bit from the forum:
“Oh Muslims !! this is a call for you from the fighters to the entire Muslims. Following the campaign against Islam to dry its sources, many of the people who support this religion suffer from lack of equipments and basic means for their Jihad, after the belief in Allah. The situation became really bad. Imagine brothers, that some of them carry weapons with no ammunition. Sometimes they have no food or place of refuge. I see you calling for Jihad day and night without implementing it, as if the Jihad is just carrying weapons.Read the rest.
Brothers, in many cases the financial Jihad is not less than Jihad by fighting (Al-Jihad bil-Nafs). How could the Mujahid fulfill his huge tasks without weapons? Or without the support for his family while he is away or martyred?
Leaders of the Global Islamic Media Front and we at The Jawa Report have long been at odds. See our GIMF archives for past run ins with GIMFers.
And, again, just so this doesn't get lost in the memory hole, here is a message left by the former leader of GIMF, Mohammed Mahmoud---former because he's now in jail-- to American blogger and resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, Samir Khan (aka, "Inshallahshaheed").
muslimpad's avatar, pointed to by the red arrow, is the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq--al Qaeda in Iraq's front group.
But remember that according to The New York Times, "there is nothing to suggest that Mr. Khan is operating in concert with militant leaders, or breaking any laws." It's in the New York Times, ergo it must be true.
Hat tip: AllahP
September 19, 2007
GIMF Jihadis Targetted Soccer Games, UN
More on the possible targets discussed by three Austrian and one Canadian member of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). At least eight more members of GIMF are being sought. National Post:
A suspected bombing cell whose members were arrested in Canada and Austria last week had allegedly discussed attacking United Nations facilities and next year's European soccer championships.Some of the eight shouldn't be hard to find. They have a few websites I'm sure they're on as we speak. After we posted the new location of GIMF's main Arabic website, they got shut down. But they're up again.
A suicide bombing at the Euro 2008 tournament in Austria and Switzerland, and attacks on large crowds and political figures, were among the scenarios allegedly considered by the suspected cell members.
New GIMF website: http://gimf-gimf.12gbfree.com/x/y/modules/news/
You'll notice that latest posting is from yesterday and features a video from al Qaeda in Iraq.
September 17, 2007
GIMF's Jihad in Germany
Roland Ströbele in the World Politics Review:
Fritz G. has been long known to Bavarian police authorities. The 28-year-old German converted to Islam several years ago and was a frequent visitor to the "Multi-Kultur-Haus" in Neu-Ulm, an Islamic cultural center that was shut down by the authorities in January 2006 on account of Islamist activism. According to investigators, radical "preachers of hate" frequented the Multi-Kultur-Haus, recruiting "holy warriors" for Jihad or collecting funds for the latter.What kind of material?
Incendiary writings, inciting hatred against Christians and Jews, were found among the materials seized by investigators in the Multi-Kultur-Haus. Simultaneous with the order to have the center shut down, the association that ran it was likewise banned. But the closing of the Multi-Kultur-Haus has hardly led to a diminution of Islamist activities in the region. The hardliners continue to meet in the so-called Islamic Information Center (IIZ) in Ulm. For the German domestic intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz, the IIZ remains the base of the Islamists.
"It is our belief that if anyone claims that any other currently existing religion -- any other religion than Islam, that is: for example, Christianity, Judaism, etc. -- is acceptable to Allah, then this person is an unbeliever. He should be encouraged to show remorse and if he does not do so, he must be put to death as an apostate (murtad), since he has denied the Quran."