Issue 2 of Qadaya Jihadiyya Released

Like last month’s debut, the second issue of Qadaya Jihadiyya is slick.  It also has a lot of interesting material: “Crisis of Terminology” discusses the contentious meanings of “Salafi” and “Jihadi.” The strategic studies section has three articles: “Seven Years After September, Has al-Qaeda Achieved Its Goals?”, “Bin Laden and the Globalization of Jihad,” and “The Effect of the New York and Washington Attacks on Many Youth in Groups in Palestine.” “The Jihadi Media Uncovers the Falseness of the American Empire.”  The article surveys the developments in jihadi media, particularly online, and Western responses. In addition to the article above on Palestinian youth, there is an article on fasting in Gaza.  This, coupled with the pictures of slain Hamas leaders on the last page, indicate that the journal is being produced by someone in the Palestinian territories or Jordan.  Perhaps a younger member of the Qassam Brigades. One final note:

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A Jihadi By Any Other Name…

Ekhlaas member Brayif74 has posted a short summary of the recent Homeland Security memo on what to call Jihadis.  He notes that the new terms, like “terrorist” and “violent extremist,” are meant to discredit his comrades in the eyes of the public. What interested me about Brayif74’s post is not that he noticed the memo–Jihadis read a lot of Western news.  Rather, it’s that he is indifferent to the whole discussion.  The response from the forum members is muted as well.  That’s sort of how I feel about the issue. Document (Arabic): 6-18-08-ekhlaas-us-terminology-for-jihadis

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