NOTE: Flashpoint Partners released a transcript of a statement from the administrators of the Fallūjah Forums “Greeting the Muslims on the Arrival of the Blessed ‘Īd al-Fiṭr.” Here is a brief abstract of the transcript and below it is the entire transcript:
On September 15, 2010, after more than a week of being offline, al-Shamookh Islamic Network — currently considered the most prominent online jihadist forum — returned to life. Al-Shamookh, which carries the media propaganda of Al-Qaida and its affiliates, rose to prominence after its predecessor, al-Falluja Islamic Forums, went offline on August 12, 2010. On September 15th, al-Falluja Forums posted a message on al-Shamookh, titled a “Statement Greeting the Muslims on the Arrival of the Blessed Eid al-Fiter.” In the statement, al-Falluja administrators reiterated that “shutting down al-Falluja Islamic Forums is [to be considered] a complete shut down and without a [foreseen] return.” The confirmation of al-Falluja’s shut down comes on the heels of the highly anticipated return of the forum by its former members, who had been directing their membership to the al-Shamookh and Atahadi forums. Moreover, al-Falluja administrators urged members and visitors on the forums “to take caution and wariness in corresponding via private messages…[and] to use Asrar al-Mujahideen [the Mujahideen Secrets] software and to not avoid this matter.” The aforementioned software, developed by al-Ekhlaas Forum, is a coded-software that enables forum members to communicate directly with Al-Qaida’s offshoot in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Al-Falluja Forums Statement of Eid Greetings
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