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Check out an excerpt of my book published by Jihadica: “Ultra Extremism Among Tunisian Jihadis Within The Islamic State”

Many within Syria viewed Tunisians as more extreme relative to other foreign fighters.[1] There is a twofold aspect to this. The first relates to the human rights violations that Tunisians have been involved in within Syria, which is not necessarily unique considering all of the human rights violations committed by members of IS, whether local or foreign. The second, which this article focuses on, relates to some Tunisians involved within an extremist trend within IS called the al-Hazimiya (Hazimis), which is named after the progenitor of the ideas these individuals follow, Ahmad Bin ‘Umar al-Hazimi, a Saudi religious scholar. It should be noted that al-Hazimi is not a member or affiliated with IS; his ideas, however, were co-opted by some members of IS. As former Saudi ISIS member Sulayman Sa‘ud al-Suba‘i noted about this extremist trend among Tunisians in ISIS, “it was mostly the Tunisians who were involved in takfir, although personally, I doubt they had such extensive religious knowledge.”[2]

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Articles of the Week – 2/15-2/21

Sunday February 16:

United Nations peacekeeping and terrorism: short-term risks and long-term benefits – Holley E. Hansen, Stephen C. Nemeth, and Jacob A. Mauslein, International Interactions: https://bit.ly/39RwJQs

Tuesday February 18:

Ultra Extremism Among Tunisian Jihadis Within The Islamic State – Aaron Y. Zelin, Jihadica: https://bit.ly/39MWl0K

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent: comparing the movement in India and Bangladesh – Mohammed Sinan Siyech, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: https://bit.ly/37IqyMZ

Wednesday February 19:

Disaggregating Lone-actor Grievance-fuelled Violence: Comparing Lone-actor Terrorists and Mass Murderers Caitlin Clemmow, Paul Gill, Noémie Bouhana, James Silver, and John Horgan, Terrorism and Political Violence: https://bit.ly/2T2poXw

Thursday February 20:

Hiding in Plain Site: Islamic State’s ‘Muslim News’ – Moustafa Ayad, GNET: https://bit.ly/2Va2aBn

Friday February 21: 

Has Turkey’s Incursion into Syria Opened the Door for an Islamic State Comeback – Dareen Khalifa and Elizabeth Tsurkov, War on the Rocks: https://bit.ly/2HLw8nr

New issue of The Islamic State’s newsletter: “al-Nabā’ #222″

For prior parts see: #221, #220#219#218#217#216#215#214#213#212#211#210#209#208#207#206#205#204#203#202#201#200#199#198#197#196#195#194#193#192#191#190#189#188#187#186#185#184#183#182#181#180#179#178#177#176#175#174#173#172#171#170#169#168#167#166#165#164#163#162#161#160#159#158#157#156#155#154#153#152#151#150#149#148#147#146#145#144#143#142#141#140#139#138#137#136#135#134#133#132#131#130#129#128#127#126#125#124#123#122#121#120#119#118#117#116#115#114#113#112#111#110#109#108#107#106#105#104#103#102#101#100#99#98#97#96#95#94#93#92#91#90#89#88#87#86#85#84#83#82#81#80#79#78#77#76#75#74#73#72#71#70#69#68#67#66#65#64#63#62#61#60#59#58#57#56#55#54#53#52#51#50#49#48#47#46#45#44#43#42#41#40#39#38#37#36#35#34#33#32#31#30#29#28#27#26#25#24#23#22#21#20#19#18#17#16#15#14#13#12#11#10#9#8#7#6#5#4#3#2, and #1.

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: The Islamic State — al-Nabā’ Newsletter #222

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New video message from Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn: “Series of Martyrdom Wills #11: Ḥasan Saykh Sulaymān, Perpetrator of the Hotel Doorbin Attack”

For prior parts in this video series see: #10, #9, #8#7#6#5#4#3#2 and #1.

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