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JUND AL-SHAM

Jund al-Sham is an indefinite amorphous Islamic militant organization. It is unclear if that organization is a production of Syrian intelligence or of Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq or both. Continue reading

INDONESIAN JAMAA ISLAMIYA

INDONESIAN Jamaa Islamiya is an Islamic militant group with ties to Al Qaeda and with similar ideology. The organization operates in Indonesia and the surrounding countries in order to create one big Islamic state incorporating Indonesia, Malaysia, Southern Philippines Continue reading

AL QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB – AQIM

In early 03/2007 two North African radical Islamic groups: the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat- (GSPC) and the Moroccan Islamic Combat Group (CICM) ) announced through the internet that they associated, with other smaller groups, to one organization with the name “MAGHREB Al-Qaeda”. Continue reading

FATAH AL-ISLAM

Militants from an organization called “Fatah Al-Islam” attacked in the morning a Lebanese military position near the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp Continue reading

AL-MUHAJIROUN

Al-Muhajiroun – means, if simply translated, the emigrants. In Arabic it means not just a simple change in residency from one country to another country but a general shifting of all the surrounding culture and religion and is, traditionally, one of the means to spread Islam all over the world through emigration. Al-Muhajiroun has a missionary meaning. Continue reading

THE TALIBAN

Taliban means in Arabic students in plural – the Taliban was one of many insurgency groups against the Russian Soviets in Afghanistan in the 80ies. The Taliban recruited its personnel from the Pashtun Madrassas (Religious Islamic schools) in Pakistan whether the students were from Pakistan, Afghanistan or other counties in Central Asia. Continue reading

HIZBULLAH

Hizbullah-political history: ”God’s Party” was established at the end of 1982 (Peace for Galilee War) ,in Lebanon by the Iranians ,at the peak of Humeini s’ revolution and in an attempt to spread the revolution in the Middle East. The movement incorporated several radical Islamic parties which existed already in Lebanon s’ large Shiite population. Continue reading

ANSAR AL ISLAM

Ansar al Islam was a group established by two Islamic extremists, Abu Musab al Zarqawi and Mullah Krekar, both escapees from Jordan in 1999. They merged their supporters with a local Kurdish Sunnite group “Jund al Islam” ( Soldiers of Islam), led by Abu Abdullah al Shafii, in the mountain of Iraqi Kurdistan in 12/2001. Continue reading

MAKTAB AL-KHIDAMAT

Maktab al khidamat, The Office for Services in Arabic, was established by Osama bin Laden and Dr’ Abdullah Azzam in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1982, with full coordination of the CIA and ISI, the Pakistani Military Intelligence, in order to facilitate the flow of thousands Muslim volunteers to Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Russians. Volunteers that considered themselves as ” Mujahidin” – Islamic holy warriors. Continue reading

AL QAEDA

Al Qaeda was a relatively short-living organization with a long lasting influence and inspiration for the Global Jihad. Al Qaeda survived less than two decades, but its� legacy will influence the next century. Continue reading