– GLOBAL ISLAMIC MEDIA FRONT – GIMF
The group began, in the first stage, with distributing Jihadi footages through the web, filmed in Iraq by various Islamic insurgency groups such as Ansar al Islam. Then Global Islamic Media Front – GIMF distributed instructions how to promote Jihad, to behave in a police raid etc’. GIMF became a coherent part of worldwide radical Islamic websites who cooperated which each other like al-Firdaws Network, which is an Islamic forum, Samir-Khan’s websites or al-Falluja website. The degree of cooperation and coordination with the media branch of Al Qaeda – As-Sahab, is unknown, if at all.
The organization run, since mid 2007, a web based TV channel “Voice of the Caliphate”.
On 09/12/2007 the Austrian police arrested members of the group in Vienna (see – German Media-cell ). Two more suspects were arrested in Germany, on 11/28/2008.
* According to the Danish tabloid ‘Ekstra Bladet’, on Monday 10/25/2010, an unnamed German police officer said that Rene Marc Sepac, along with his 23-year-old sister Vivian, was among 8 people charged in Germany in 09/2010 on suspicion of spreading Al Qaeda propaganda on the Internet.
The German prosecutor’s office said the suspects belong to the German chapter of the Global Islamic Media Front -GIMF and attempted to lure recruits to Al Qaeda with online propaganda between 08/2006 and 03/2008.
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