Document: "Message regarding the blessed battle of Paris"
In a video made public on 14 January 2015, Vengeance for the Prophet: Message Regarding the Blessed Battle of Paris, Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, one of the leaders of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has claimed responsibility for the carnage at Charlie Hebdo on 7 January. The Kouachi brothers are congratulated as "heroes" who acted on behalf of Al Qaeda. Interestingly, however, the video only contains publicly available material: even the pictures of the Kouachi brothers are those spread by French police. The video also praises Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a police woman as well as four people at a kosher supermarket, although Coulibaly pledged allegiance to the "Caliph" of the competing "Islamic State". This website does not publish video material, and links to such propaganda videos are ephemeral. However, a transcript in English was also made available at the same time as the video: we make it available on this website. While it lacks the visual effect, it remains useful for documentary purposes such as ours. It can be downloaded by clicking here (compressed PDF, 114 Ko).
14 janvier 2015, 22:40
Counter-terrorism legislation and practice: a survey of selected sountries
The British Foreign Office has recently published an informative research paper comparing counter-terror measures in several Western countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United States of America. Terrorisme.net makes the 38-page long document available here. - Download the document (389 Ko).
13 octobre 2005, 23:46
Al Qaeda: Ayman al-Zawahiri's alleged letter to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
In July 2005, the US forces in Iraq intercepted a 6,000-word letter written by Ayman al-Zawahiri to Zarqawi. The letter is reported to be considered as authentic by American intelligence agencies, although there is no independent way of confirming it. Extracts were recently published by the Department of Defence (DoD). The letter describes a strategy of global jihad, but it also sheds light on differences between Al Qaeda's leadership and Zarqawi regarding some of the methods used in Iraq. Terrorisme.net makes the document available here, exactly as it was published by the DoD. - Download the document (206 Ko).
13 octobre 2005, 23:27
IRA: end of armed campaign - Text of statement
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) declared on 28 July 2005 that it had formally ordered an end to its armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland from 4 p.m. Our website publishes the text of the statement, which was read by former I.R.A. prisoner Seanna Walsh.
28 juillet 2005, 23:59
Europe: growing base for Al-Qaeda?
A group calling itself the Al-Qaeda of Jihad in Europe has claimed responsibility for the 7 July attacks on the London transport system that left at least 37 dead and hundreds wounded, according to a statement posted on the Internet.
7 juillet 2005, 23:45
Middle East: Jewish extremists threaten Muslim holy site
Israeli police say they've questioned several Jewish extremists who talked of firing a missile at a key Islamic holy site in Jerusalem. At the same time, hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested for blocking roads throughout Israel to protest the government's plan to pull out of Gaza.
17 mai 2005, 17:03
Russia: the losing battle against terrorism and insurgency
Terrorism in Russia took on horrifying proportions in August and early September when more than 400 people were killed in four separate incidents in a span of less than two weeks.
18 septembre 2004, 15:50
Middle East: Islamic militants take jihad to the Internet
The Internet is becoming an increasingly vital medium for Islamic militants. Whether through websites featuring videos of Americans being executed or texts inspiring attacks, the Internet has become a key tool for propaganda and for the exchange of ideas among militants.
17 juin 2004, 15:29
Terrorism in South Asia: a report of the Congressional Research Service
This report reviews the terrorist environment in South Asia, concentrating on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, but also including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. With U.S.-led counterterrorism efforts focused especially on Southwest Asia, the existence of international terrorist groups and their supporters in South Asia is identified as a threat to both regional stability and to the attainment of central U.S. policy goals. - This report is available as a PDF file (288 Ko).
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5 avril 2004, 21:29
How is religion used by terrorists to produce suicide bombers?
The recent wave of suicide bombings in Iraq and Israel has refocused attention on the question of what motivates terrorists. Is it politics or religion, or a mix of both? Terrorism expert Jessica Stern has examined the use of religion as a rallying cry for violence in her latest book on the subject, entitled Terror in the Name of God, Why Religious Militants Kill.
30 octobre 2003, 23:59