New Jihadi Intel/Information site
The Middle East Forum has started a new site, Jihad Intel, claiming to provide information/intelligence on Islamic terrorist groups. The Middle East Forum was founded by Daniel Pipes and is currently listed as the groups president. Related sites include Campus Watch and Islamist Watch.
From Jihad Intel:
About Jihad Intel
Jihad Intel educates law enforcement and the general public with intelligence on radical Islam and Islamic terrorist groups. We provide local and state police with tools to connect the dots before major terrorist incidents and to solve cold cases.
The Database: Identifying Islamic Terrorist Organizations
There are countless Islamic terrorist organizations and new ones form continually. Each have their own identifying symbols. Most recruit globally on social media. In cities across the West, recruits are undergoing radicalization – some have received training overseas and are plotting terror attacks.
Recruits of radical Islamic groups are often under the radar, but they leave a trail of identifying clues.
Jihad Intel has established a database of objective identifiers of over 125 Islamic terrorist groups – emblems, flags, headbands, graffiti, social media tags and other symbols used to radicalize locals and incite moderate Muslims to violence.
Knowledge of these identifiers is critical for police officers on daily patrol and searches.
Designated Terrorist Organizations
Jihad Intel considers an Islamic organization to be terrorist if a Western country has designated the organization as such.
Jihad Intel provides background information on each terrorist organization, including a list of Western countries which have designated the organization as terrorist. Jihad Intel does list a number of newer organizations that have yet to be designated as terrorist by a Western country; in those cases, the lack of Western designation is noted.
The most common designators of terrorist groups are: