New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • On June 29, 2014 the Islamic State announced a new Islamic Caliphate in the sacred land of ash Sham, which includes much of northern Iraq, and introduced a new chapter for the jihadist world. A chapter not written by established jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and its affiliates, but by a new, younger generation with renewed energy and brutality. This contemporary generation's interests are not founded in religious debate on the legality of the Caliphate but what can be done to establish (Sunni) Muslim interests by proclaiming conquered territory a "Caliphate." These modern global jihadists are using social networks, tweets and Facebook postings to consolidate their support among younger Muslims, while the orthodox, old guard has been actively denouncing the validity of a Caliphate that does not conform to Muslim orthodoxy. TRAC is using this article to actively archive all the "for", "against" and "undecided" on IS's Caliphate.

  • Following the independence of Bangladesh, the party was banned in 1971. However, a 1975 coup in Bangladesh enabled the JeI to re-active political presence and activities.   In March 2013, Twenty-one people were killed in clashes between JeI supporters and police following a death penality verdict for their leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee for 1971 war crimes.  By August 2013 the JeI was barred from participation in Bangladesh elections when judges declared its charter in breach of Bangladesh’s secular constitution.  Currently the Bangladesh government is reportedly considering banning  JeI for its alleged involvement in genocide during the 1971 War.

  • 16 July 2014: Abou Abeydah from the Qassam brigades warns about imminent attacks in response to the “occupation of Palestine”

Critical Developments

  • July 22, 2014
    Families Matter
      Do you know a family affected by a loved one travelling to Syria and Iraq?At FAST we do.And we understand the pain and distress it causes to those left behind.If you’re wondering who we are, FAST (Families Against Stress and Trauma) is a UK-based organisation that’s...
    Submitted by Veryan Khan
  • July 22, 2014
    BBC News Asia
    A suicide bomber has killed four people, including at least three foreign security guards, in an attack outside Kabul airport, officials say.The Taliban said they carried out the bombing, which targeted a key counter-narcotics building.Four insurgents were also died [killed], officials say. There...
    Submitted by Japie Kok
  • July 22, 2014
    Tolu Ogunlesi
    I’m compiling a list of Boko Haram leaders reportedly arrested or killed by Nigeria’s military. I will continue to update the list with new data and weblinks.ARRESTEDAlleged Senior Commander Mohammed Zakiri (“Chief Butcher”, arrested July 2014)Alleged Female recruiters Hafsat Usman Bako,...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman