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Islamic State turns to Instagram to push propaganda


by Sean Langille | Sep 20, 2017, 3:09 PM The Islamic State is now using Instagram to push out its propaganda, analysts say. Researchers say the terror group has turned to Instagram and its “stories” feature to share its message. The stories feature lets users to make posts that are deleted within 24 hours, thus making it more… Continue reading Islamic State turns to Instagram to push propaganda

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THE ISLAMIC STATE MAY BE FAILING, BUT ITS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEGACY IS HERE TO STAY


COLIN CLARKE AND CHARLIE WINTER AUGUST 17, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. No insurgency in recent memory has enjoyed as much sensationalist news coverage as the Islamic State, which has consistently been referred to as the “most powerful,” “most dangerous,” and… Continue reading THE ISLAMIC STATE MAY BE FAILING, BUT ITS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEGACY IS HERE TO STAY

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‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis


I first saw a reference to this in an obscure listing on Facebook, so I clicked on it. I thought perhaps it was fun propaganda, and at worst, a sensational headline.  It turns out that the truth is more fascinating than fiction. An Iraqi Special Forces soldier volunteered for the ultimate dangerous mission, infiltrated ISIS,… Continue reading ‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis

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Cracks Appear In ISIS Online Caliphate


ISIS has not only lost the Iraqi city of Mosul, it’s also losing the cyberspace jihad. Andrew McIntosh HuffPost Quebec Cyber jihad efforts of the self-described Islamic State are weakening in quantity, quality and effectiveness as “cracks” appear in the terrorist group’s online propaganda machine, a new report argues. Since 2016, proactive antiterrorist measures by technology… Continue reading Cracks Appear In ISIS Online Caliphate

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The “keys to the cyber caliphate”: The daring U.S. raid to seize the ISIS personnel database


SUNDAY, JUL 2, 2017 01:00 PM EDT How U.S. counterterrorism intelligence got their hands on the data that changed the fight against ISIS MALCOLM NANCE AND CHRISTOPHER SAMPSON Excerpted with permission from “Hacking ISIS” by Malcolm Nance and Christopher Sampson. Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound. When he woke for dawn prayers… Continue reading The “keys to the cyber caliphate”: The daring U.S. raid to seize the ISIS personnel database

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Burqas Banned And LGBT Muslims Welcome At Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque


You might ask what this has to do with information operations, information warfare, public diplomacy, or strategic communications?  The answer is everything.  This should be the basis for countering extremist Islam – through information.  I have personally sat through many lessons in a madrasa, an Islamic school, to learn Islam.  In my opinion, what is… Continue reading Burqas Banned And LGBT Muslims Welcome At Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque

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The war we’re not fighting against ISIS


Truth be told, we are fighting a war of information against ISIS.  The Global Engagement Center has been waging this war for years, but outside the targeted area, we do not see it. This is not warfare waged in English… The church can respond and wage war against ISIS by any means it wants but… Continue reading The war we’re not fighting against ISIS