A Study of Knights Under the Banner of the Prophet (2d ed) – Part 7

Unity and Disunity With the passing of years, I became more aware of the urgent need for unity in the Islamic action and of the fact that it is incumbent upon the mujahidin who are bounded by a pure creed to join ranks, to be more flexible in dealing with other believers, to prioritize their work and efforts, and to overcome their personal tendencies and vain desires. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s efforts to achieve a “blessed unity” among the various jihadi groups appear to originate in pre-9/11 Afghanistan. In the 2d edition of his autobiography, Knights Under the Banner of the Prophet,... Read more »

New/Active Threads, 23-26 February 2012

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps & Co.

Sarbaz Roohulla Rezvi: A tie that binds IRI, GM2J, and MB
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?663

International Union of Unified Ummah: Global front of the Islamic Republic of Iran
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?662

Unified Ummah a/k/a Ummah Hearts: IRI front in Gaza
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?661

Basijis, jumping through the air...
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?658

Sovereignty and Lebanese
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?657

Basije Azarbaijan
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?656

GLOBAL MARCH TO JERUSALEM / Beirut Meeting Report
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?655

Global March to Jerusalem meeting, Karachi, 2 - 3 Feb 2012
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?654

Global March To Jerusalem: The Farsi Facebook account
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?653

IRGC's FARS News Agency opens office in Istanbul
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?652




Philistia

Palestinian Islamic Jihad online
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?660




Global Jihad, etc.

Hizb ut Tahrir meetup in Austria
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?651

Hizb ut Tahrir Forum
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?650

Hizb ut Tahrir on Twitter
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?649



Israel


Israel signs $1.6 billion arms deal with Azerbaijan
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?659

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GWOT bi-weekly round-up February 26

Afghanistan Paul Miller questions Obama’s policy towards Afghanistan. Qatar Harry’s Place looks at Qatar’s decision to host a conference of anti-semites. Saudi Arabia The Arabist looks at protests in Saudi Arabia. Syria J.E.Dyer looks at Obama’s “active” support for those … Continue reading Read more »

CSC Launch Event. Dr. Jarrett Brachman presents “Al Qaeda in a post-Bin Laden World”

23 February 2012 Celebrating the designation of the CSC as an ABOR-recoginized Research Center, the CSC hosted a kickoff event with leading terrorism researcher Dr. Jarrett Brachman delivering a keynote address.  Hosted by the CSC in the ASU Foundation Conference Room, this event brought together ASU administrators, faculty, students and interested members of the public to hear about current trends in counter-terrorism research and contemporary security threats.  Dr. Corman also shared with the group a […] Read more »

New/Active Threads, 20 – 23 February 2012

Old Age and Treachery

Transnational Criminal Organizations - 2/23/2012
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?635



Spanners and Works

I'm sticking with Turing
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?636

Computing Machinery and Intelligence, by Alan Turing
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?645

Satellite phone encryption cracked
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?617



Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps & Co.

U.S. on guard against possible Iran plots
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?646

Emad shekarchi: Our man at the Hizballah Cyber Army, and on Google+
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?644

Mahmoud Shabanzadeh: Our man at the CRCIS, and on Google+
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?643

General Jalali: "Iran has begun to operate its first cyber army"
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?641

'Iran Cyber Army' hits Azerbaijan state TV site
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?640

Iran, Hezbollah are on Syria side: Velayati
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?639

Formerly secret telexes offer window into Iran's nuclear deceit
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?637

IRGC in West Africa
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?633

Saudi hosts secret talks on Iran arms to Hezbollah, excludes Qatar
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?631

Goal of peaceful Iran nuclear program...
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?630

Azerbaijan runs out of patience with the IRGC
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?629

Iranian and Hezbollah Terrorist Attacks against Israeli Targets Abroad
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?618

Turkey and China "Helping Iran Evade UN Sanctions"
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?616

Thailand names sixth Bangkok bomb suspect [actually suspect 5?]
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?615

Marking the trail [Bangkok SEJEAL stickers]
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?614

The Bangkok bombs, an inside look
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?613



Global Jihad

Accused NYC Subway Terrorist to Face Anonymous Jury
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?647

Anti-Terrorism Designations - 2/23/2012
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?634

HVE in Germany: The next generation
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?632

Uzbek wahhabi cleric shot in Sweden
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?619

The Announcement of the al-Bara' ibn Malik Martyrs Brigade
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?612



Wingnuts [two different kinds]

FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?638

Just because you can do it on Facebook...
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?611

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Helping Syria Without War

How should the United States, and the international community, respond to the escalating bloodbath in Syria?  Over the last two months, the overwhelming weight of  editorial and op-ed commentary has been in the direction of calling for military acti... Read more »

New/Active Threads, 17 – 20 February 2012

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps & Co.

basijpress.ir: Yet another IRGC site on an iWeb server in Canada
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?609

An Islamic Republic of Iran connection to the Global March to Jerusalem?
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?608

Khamenei strikes again?
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?606

Thai police find bombers' motorcycle
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?605

Valentine's Day bombs: a farce with deadly implications
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?604

Fars News Agency 'correspondent' arrested in Baku
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?603

Ya'alon pastes target dot on Qasem Soleimani
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?601

SWIFT to block Iran banks
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?599

Suspect 5 in Bangkok: Nikkhahfard Javad
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?597

IRI assassins and their girls in Thailand
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?593

Naftiran Intertrade Company
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?595

Iran's cat-and-mouse game on sanctions
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?596



Global Jihad

al Qaeda & al Shabaab Merger: Why now?
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?607

Jihadis may face trail in the Czech Republic
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?602

Sure bro, we can make you a bomb vest [D.C. would-be suicide bomber]
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?600

How to call in a drone strike on your sorry *ss
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?594

The Pashto eHadiverse
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?592



Nihilists

OpChina?
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?598

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The road not taken: how Frost is teaching us to understand the Muslim Brotherhood in the fight against Al Qaeda

In this article Meor Alif examines the future of an Egypt governed by the Muslim Brotherhood, arguing that both expectations and preconceived notions of the Brotherhood should be adjusted in light of their historical legacy in Egypt and the reality of the situation … Continue reading Read more »

New/Active Threads, 09 – 16 February, 2012

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps & Co.

My experience with the IRGC [they get reckless]
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?585

Iran swings, misses [mostly]
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?586

Pics: Iranian Agent Blows Own Legs Off in Bangkok Attack on Israeli Target
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?584

Report: New leader of al Qaeda network in Iran named
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?590

Yemeni authorities seize weapon-loaded Iranian ship
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?589

UK suspect in Iran missile plot to be sent to US
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?587

Iran Sanctions Tightening as OSG to Frontline Halt Shipping Nation's Crude
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?588



Global Jihad

CIA Station Chief Outed, AMEF already on the case
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?583

Muslim Youth Center: al-Qaida in East Africa, Kenya Section
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?582

German jihadis and the lands they are traveling to
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?232

Shabaab officially joins al-Qaida [AQ East Africa]
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?581

Revolution Muslim "Emir" Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Murder
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?579

IMU volunteer pleads guilty in Obama assassination plot
http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?580

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Signs and Signifiers

While I work on another Knights2 post, I’ve decided to toss out an idea that will probably remain underdeveloped unless someone else wants to pick up the loose threads I’m about to drop. Not long ago, I decided to read all the poetry in Knights2 in succession, but out of narrative context, in order to test out a hunch. In short, Zawahiri’s use of poetry and sacred text are signs in and of themselves, representing secondary and tertiary layers of meaning not commonly expressed in our paint-by-numbers understanding of al-Qaeda and the global Salafist-jihadist movement. Overlooked rhetorical patterns, built from... Read more »