Photo: 2011 A screenshot of the IMU video with a picture of "Miqdaad" of Essen, who was allegedly killed. A propaganda video posted online by the terror group Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) this week indicates that another German extremist may have been killed while fighting against NATO troops in Afghanistan. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,766406,00.html Anti-Colonial and Self DrivenJihadist terrorist groups are those that subscribe or belong to the global jihadist movement. The global jihadist movement, which has redefined the nature of conflicts in the twenty-first century, can be defined as the campaign unleashed by al-Qaeda and the groups and individuals that are associated with or inspired by al-Qaeda. The movement differs from traditional or local conflicts in many significant ways. Traditional conflicts are mostly ethno-nationalist in nature and usually have limited aims as well as geographic scope. In many cases these conflicts…
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Table of Contents
- Jihadist Objectives
- Not Geographically Bound
- Organizational Structure
- Local Jihadist
- The Universe of Global Jihad
- Jihadi Groups
- Al-Qaeda: the revolutionary vanguard
- Al-Qaeda on the March?
- Al-Qaeda Affiliates
- Tanzim Qaedat bi-Bilad al-Maghrab al-Islami or the Al-Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
- Tanzim Qaedat fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (TBQR) or the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers, Iraq
- Tanzim al-Qaeda al-Jihad fi al-Khorasan or the Al-Qaeda Organization in Afghanistan
- Tanzim Qaedat fi al-Jazeeratul Arab or The Al-Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula
- Tanzim al-Qaeda al-Jihad fi Ard al-Kinnanah or the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Land of Kinanah - Egypt and Palestine
- Tanzim Qaedat al-Jihad or the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Malay Archipelago - Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
- The Associated Groups
- South Asia
- The Caucasus and Central Asia
- Southeast Asia
- North Africa and Middle East
- The Future