Richard Melson

November 2005

Islamist

 

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The Project for the Research of Islamist Movements - PRISM - was founded by Reuven Paz inn 2002, in order to combine academic and field research of new developments of radical Islam and Islamist movements.

The project is part of the GLORIA Center in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

The project is dealing with developments of radical Islamic and Islamist movements in the social, cultural, ideological, and political fields; Finance of radical Islamist groups; Sponsoring of Islamic states to Islamist radicalism and terrorism; Islamic communities in the West; The "Culture of Global Jihad" and its attitude toward the Western civilization, Israel, and the Jews; Islamist networks; and support for radical Islam through the virtual global Jihad in the Internet. The focus of its research is on primary sources in Arabic, and the project wishes to fill some vacuum in the use of Arabic sources for the Islamist phenomenon.

PRISM wishes to become a home and platform for scholars in these fields, to conduct research, publish their products, and organize conferences, seminars, and workshops on the above topics.

Articles by Reuven Paz:

Global Jihad and WMD: Between Martyrdom and Mass Destruction -- published by The Hudson Institute in Current Trends in Islamic Ideology, Vol. 2 (September 2005)

PRISM Occasional Papers Vol. 3 No. 7 (6 October 2005) -- Al-Qaeda's Search for New Fronts: Instructions for Jihadi Activity in Egypt and Sinai

PRISM Occasional Papers Vol. 3 No. 8 (1 November 2005) -- Rakan ben Williams: The New Generation of Jihadi Terrorists in Europe

Articles by Moshe Terdman:

PRISM Occasional Papers Vol. 3 No. 2 (22 June 2005) -- The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)

Articles by Deborah Touboul

PRISM Occasional Papers Vol. 3 No. 6 (27 September 2005) -- Francophone Internet Forums Shed Light on Concerns and Issues of Islamists in Europe

Articles by other scholars:

Yoram Schweitzer and Sari Goldstein Ferber -- Al-Qaeda and the Internationalization of Sucide Terrorism, The Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Memorandum No. 78, November 2005

B. Raman -- From Internet to Islamnet: Net-Centric Counter-Terrorism -- SAAG, Paper No. 1584, 22 October 2005

Documents In Arabic:

Al-Battar Book no. 1 -- Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin -- Dawrat al-Tanfidh wa-Harb al-`Isabat (Operational Course and Guerrilla Warfare) -- posted July 2005 (articles from until September 2004)

Majallat Minbar Surya al-Islami (Syrian Islamic Platform) -- No. 2 (23 September 2005)

Al-Jamaah -- Magazine of the Algerian GSDC -- Issue no. 5 (October 2005)

Abu Hamza al-Iraqi -- Limaza Nuqatil? wa-Nuqatil Man? (Why do we fight? and Against Whom?) -- June 2005 by Al-Qaeda Shar`i Council in Iraq

Dhurwat al-Sinam (Peak of the Hump) --Magazine of Al-Qaeda in Iraq -- Issue No. 3 (13 July 2005)

Abu Bakr Naji -- Idarat al-Tawahhush (The Management of Barbarism) -- February 2005

Hadhihi `Aqidatuna (This is our Belief) -- Declaration by Al-Qaeda in Iraq -- March 2005

Sawt al-Jihad -- Issue No. 29 (April 2005) -- Published after a long break.

Sawt al-Qoqaz -- New Magazine of the Arab Mujahidin in Chechnya (27 April 2005)

Majallat Al-Ansar - Magazine of Ansar al-Sunnah Army in Iraq -- No. 11 (23 July 2005)

Sada al-Tahrir al-Maghrebi -- Issue No. 1 of the New Magazine of the Outlawed Islamic Liberation Party (Hizb al-Tahrir) in Morocco -- August 2005

TALAE` KHORASAN (Pioneers of Khorasan) -- Issue no. 3 (October 2005) -- Magazine of the Arab Volunteers in Afghanistan Published by Al-Sahab Publications of Al-Qaeda

JAME` -- Organ of the Islamic Front of the Iraqi Resistance -- No. 1 -- September 2005

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS ON ISLAMIST IDEOLOGY

Current Trends in Islamist Ideology -- The Hudson Institute -- Vol. I (2005) -- Edited by Hillel Fradkin, Husain Haqqani, and Eric Brown

Current Trends in Islamist Ideology -- The Hudson Institute -- Vol. 2 (September 2005) -- Edited by Hillel Fradkin, Husain Haqqani, and Eric Brown

A new declaration of Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia about the failure of the Saudi government to arrest a group of Mujahideen in Riyadh in January 16, 2004. A new declaration of Saut al-Jihad (voice of Jihad) -- No. 3

Hamas' explanation of the legitimacy for using women in suicide operations -- 18 January 2004

`Abd al-Rahman al-Rashed -- Behind the Attack on Sheikh al-Azhar -- Al-Sharq al-Awsat, 21 January 2004

Lewis Atiyyat Allah -- Qiraah fi Khitab al-sheikh Osamah al-Akhir (Reading the last speech of Sheikh Osama) -- from issue no. 9 of Sawt al-Jihad, January 2004. A new interpretation of Bin Laden's strategy by one of his most important intellectual supporters

Abd al-Aziz al-Rantisi -- Nisaa Khaledat (Eternal Women) -- A justification by Hamas leadership of the use of women for suicide operations -- 27 January 2004

Ahmad Bahr -- The female suicide bomber Rim al-Riyashi says: "I love my children but I love Allah even more) -- An attempt by Hamas to justify the suicide operation of a mother, which caused a dispute in the Palestinian society (3 February 2004)

Interview with Abu Ibrahim Mustafa - commander of the Jama`ah Salafiyyah lil-Da`wah wal-Qital in Algeria (18 December 2003)

Islamic Stands on Terrorism -- a conference in Riyadh Riyadh - Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University -- 13-14 April 2004

A Message to the Spanish People from Al-Qaeda in Iraq (3 December 2003)

The Road Map of the Mujahidin -- Battalions of Abu Hafs al-Masri -- 1 July 2004

Analysis of recent speech by Ayman al-Zawahiri -- Face of death -- August 2005

SHEIKH ATIYYAT ALLAH - ADVISE TO THE MUJAHIDIN IN IRAQ ABOUT THE NEW CONSTITUTION (24 AUGUST 2005)

THE METHODOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIC ARMY IN IRAQ (Minhajiyyat al-Jaysh al-Islami fi al-Iraq) -- AUGUST 2005

Jihadi Manuals

Abu Qutada al-Shami -- KIDNAPPING (Khatf) -- a Jihadi manual of kidnappings of al-Qaeda -- August 2005

COLLECTION OF ALL THE DECLARATIONS OF AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ -- PART 1 - 21 APRIL-9 AUGUST 2005

The largest collection of Jihadi films and video clips -- http://www.mojahedun.com/vedioaljehad/

Large collection of Jihadi literature translated into English --

http://tonline.wehostfree.net/

Salafi material against Jihadi Terrorism

Sheikh Abd al-Muhsin bin Hamad al-`Abbad -- "With Which Religion and Intellect are Suicide Bombings and Destruction Considered Jihaad?"

Muhammad bin Saleh al-Uthaymin -- The Ruling on attacking the enemy by blowing oneself up in a car

Sheikh Salah al-Fawazan on Takfir

Sheikh Fathi Yakan (Lebanon) Criticizes Bin Laden and Zarqawi (28 July 2005)

New Islamist Rulings on Jihad and Terrorism

Al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah al-Wataniyyah in Iraq -- Fatwah on Kidnapping of Hostages

Al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah al-Wataniyyah in Iraq -- The Law of Jihad and Resistance

Al-Tamthil bil-Qatla -- on the Abuse of Dead Bodies -- Omar Abdallah al-Shihabi

Butlan Wujoub al-Ta`ah wal-Istislam li-man Nasabahu al-`Adu al-Kafer fi Ardh al-Islam (Against Obedience and Submissiveness to a Ruler Appointed by the Infidel Enemy in the Islamic Lands -- Hakem al-Mutayri

Al-Tahalouf al-Rafidhi al-Salibi fi al-Iraq (The Shi`i Crusader Alliance in Iraq) -- Abd al-Muhsin al-Rafe`i

Hukm Mujahadat al-Amrikan Kharej al-Iraq (The Rule of Fighting the Americans Outside of Iraq) -- Naser al-Fahd

Risalah ila Mujahidi al-Iraq hawla al-Dimuqratiyyah wal-Intikhabat (A letter to the Mujahidin in Iraq on Democracy and Elections) -- Abu Omar Seyf

Kushf al-Tawiyyah fi al-`Amaliyyat al-Istishhadiyyah (Revealing the Secrets of the Martyrdom Operations) -- Yahya Hashem Firghal

Al-Ta'sil li-Mashru`iyyat ma Jara fi London min Tafjirat wal-Radd ala al-Bayan al-Mash'um li-Abi Basir al-Tartusi (The Base of the Legitimacy of the London Bombings and Response to the Shameful Statement by Abu Basir al-Tartusi) -- 12 July 2005

Abu Basir al-Tartusi and other Sheikhs -- Statement regarding recent events in the UK (15 August 2005)

LEGITIMACY FOR THE KILLING OF ARAB DIPLOMATS IN IRAQ - JULY 2005

RULING OF THE SHAR`I COUNCIL OF AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ AGAINST THE NEW CONSTITUTION -- 11 AUGUST 2005

DR. MUHAMMAD AYYASH AL-KUBAYSI -- FATWA AGAINST THE IRAQI CONSTITUTION AND ELECTIONS -- AUGUST 2005

SHEIKH ABU BASIR AL-TARTOUSI (LONDON) AGAINST SUICIDE OPERATIONS (24 AUGUST 2005)

SHEIKH ALI AL-KHUDEIR - AL-RADD `ALA AL-IMAMIYYAH AL-MU`ASIRAH (RESPONSE TO THE PRESENT DAY GOVERNMENTS AND RULERS -- SEPTEMBER 2005

Sheikh Ibrahim Barakat - Fatwah of the Radical Tawhid against Participating in the Palestinian Elections for Legislative Council -- 19 March 2005

Fatwa of the Sunni Jihadi Islamic Council in Iraq Legitimizing the Killing of Two Moroccan Diplomats -- 3 November 2005

Articles from the International Media

Bombers' Family Hits out at Islamic Jihad -- Chris McGreal/The Guardian January 16, 2004

Links to other web sites:

IDF/Malam -- http://www.intelligence.org.il/eng/

International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) -- www.ict.org.il

Prof. Martin Kramer -- www.martinkramer.org

Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) -- www.meria.idc.ac.il

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) -- www.memri.org

The Jamestown Foundation -- http://www.jamestown.org/

Strategic Translations and Analysis -- http://www.lauramansfield.com/cc.htm

LABATTerrorism -- Strategic Consultant on Fighting Against Terrorism -- Mr. Yoram Schweitzer -- http://www.labat.co.il/

PRISM

The Project for the Research of Islamist Movements

Reuven Paz

November 17, 2005