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As A’maq Comes Under Attack, A Lesson in Deep Web Significance

April 4, 2017

On March 29, 2017, the ISIS-affiliated media unit A’maq Media released a statement warning followers that the organization’s website had been hacked and was distributing a “virus file,” referring to a Trojan that visitors were prompted to download. The message from A’maq pled “please be careful.” Shortly thereafter, pro-ISIS jihadists echoed A’maq’s admonition and circulated […]

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Jihadists React to President Trump’s Executive Order

January 31, 2017

Key Takeaways • Since President Trump’s inauguration, jihadists have discussed what they perceive to be growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States, with many claiming that the U.S. is showing its “true face.” • This chatter has increased since President Trump’s executive order on January 27, 2017, which banned travel from several Muslim-majority countries, including […]

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Jihadists Advise American Muslims to Arm Themselves Ahead of Trump Presidency

December 14, 2016

Key Takeaways • Discussions about the U.S. presidential election and subsequent President-elect Donald Trump victory have recently taken place on a private, predominantly pro-al-Qaida Dark Web channel, in which several members are self-identified Westerners, including Americans. • During these discussions, these members expressed fear as they anticipate anti-Muslim violence and policies under the new administration. […]

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