On the Faloja forum, two issues are generating a lot of conflict. One is Hamas, which some members have strongly criticized for crushing the Islamic Army in Gaza, a group sympathetic to al-Qaeda. Other members are plantively calling for unity.
The other contentious issue is Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, whom I’ve written about several times in the past. Maqdisi is the most influential Jihadi ideologue alive and a hero among the foot soldiers for his long stints in Jordanian prisons. But according to members of Faloja and Shamikh, Maqdisi has been subject to a lot of criticism lately. Unhelpfully, no one has yet explained what the exact criticisms are. Neverthless, at least one member, Abu Ziyad al-Qasimi, says that those mouthing the criticisms are plants by RAND who are carrying out its plan to subvert the Jihadi movement.