Research on the Islamic State


Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi

 

 

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JRH 5/27/15

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Research on the Islamic State

 

By Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi

various publications

April 1-May 15, 2015

Middle East Forum

 

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, a research fellow at Middle East Forum’s Jihad Intel project, is one of world’s leading experts on the Islamic State (IS) group terrorizing Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS. The overwhelming majority of his writings and translations are too detailed or esoteric for distribution to a general audience, so instead MEF compiles periodic updates providing links and summaries for those who wish to follow the groundbreaking work of this prolific researcher.

 

For other research summaries and more general interest writings by Jawad al-Tamimi, click here.

 

Articles and Blog Posts

 

Is ISIS Islamic? (April 3)
Jihadology
Jawad al-Tamimi argues that IS documents and publications show respect for the four traditional schools of Sunni jurisprudence and that many of its actions, however heinous, “can find a place within the vastness of Islamic tradition.”

 

Translations

 

Jamaat Ansar al-Islam: Eulogy to Abu Ahmad of Mosul (April 15)

 

Translation and Analysis of a statement from the Sunni jihadist group Jamaat Ansar al-Islam, which was based primarily in Iraq until its disintegration in the wake of last year’s IS advance across the north of the country, with elements of its Syria chapter continuing to operate in a limited capacity. The statement eulogizes Abu Ahmad of Mosul, a leader of the group’s Iraq branch reportedly killed by IS.

 

Muqawama Suriya Statement: Loss of Jisr al-Shughur (April 26)

 

Translation and analysis of a statement by Muqawama Suriya, a pro-Assad militia led by Turkish-born Alawite Ali Kayali. The statement illustrates “growing war weariness among pro-Assad circles” in the wake of recent losses in Idlib province, notes Jawad al-Tamimi, while its emphasis on “popular” and “national” forces “implicitly acknowledges some of the increasing resentment in regime circles that the war effort is too dependent on foreign irregular forces.”

 

Interview with the leader of Harakat al-Nujaba (April 28)

 

Translation and analysis of an interview with Akram al-Ka’abi, the leader of Harakat Hizballah al-Nujaba (The Movement of the Party of God of the Outstanding), or HHN, an Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia militia that emerged in 2013, operating both in Iraq and in Syria via multiple front groups. The interview sheds light on several aspects of HHN, notably its open identification with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and ties with the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement.

 

“We have the Swords”- IS nasheed (May 2)

 

Translation of a musical chant (nasheed), produced by IS’s Ajnad Media Foundation. One of the “darker” nasheeds, according to Jawad al-Tamimi, with lyrics such as “we sever off heads by the strike of the sword.”

 

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Hezbollah Conspiracy Theory


Joe Shuster - Jerry Siegel Creators of Superman 2

John R. Houk

© February 22, 2014

 

You know I like a good conspiracy theory. The conspiracies I post are typically good educated conjecture from available facts. My villains are usually Leftists and global Muslim Caliphate promoters inherent among Muslims that share the sentiments of the Quran, Hadith and Sira as it applies to non-Muslims. The Leftist villains promote a New World Order of top-down control of humanity and humanity’s beliefs to force acceptance of Left Wing utopian secularism. The Caliphate agendas typically about spreading Islam by hook or by crook whether anyone wants to the Islamic Supremacist club or not.

 

Thanks to the closed Facebook group Israel Hasbara (Fascinating Wikipedia explanation by what is meant by the word “Hasbara”) I found a typical Muslim Conspiracy not surprisingly aimed at Jews and Americans as the villains. I am going to cross post the story Israel Hasbara alerted me to which is found on The Times of Israel.

 

I’ll attempt a brief synopsis here. Hezbollah is using their media to tell all the Muslims that listen to them that Hollywood was invented by the Jews to brainwash Americans and prepare the world for a Jewish global take-over. This Conspiracy Theory is moronic! Nevertheless, you must realize Islam is trained to hate Jews and Christians which is encoded in what Muslims believe are holy writings. So you must realize that Muslims believe this drivel when they hear or read it.

 

Oh did I mention that Hezbollah is a Shia-Islamic terrorist organization that is at the beck and call of the psycho-Mullahs of Iran?

 

Hezbollah particularly looks at the creation of Superman by comic artist Joe Shuster and comic writer Jerry Siegel. Both Shuster and Siegel have a Jewish heritage but I am unsure about any Judaic practicing habits. And so Hezbollah manipulates information to create a Jews create the New World Order with Hollywood brainwashing.

 

JRH 2/22/14

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Hezbollah: Jews invented Hollywood to ‘take over the world’
Henry Cavill portrays Superman in 'Man of Steel.'
By
YIFA YAAKOV

February 21, 2014, 6:17 am

Times of Israel

 

American Jews invented Hollywood movies, from “Superman” to “Schindler’s List,” in order to take over the world, according to a program aired on Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV and translated by MEMRI. Hezbollah would like to do the same thing, but doesn’t know how to, the report lamented.

According to the program, the Jews “felt rejected by real American society,” so they “tried to change society’s opinions of them by inventing cinematic characters that would serve as role models.”

While some of the characters were overtly Jewish, others were concealed as superheroes and other classic Hollywood protagonists, camouflaging the Jewish attempt to take over American and global culture.

 

“That’s when it all began,” said the narrator of the program. “Everybody wanted to be like Superman, the hero from outer space who could not fit into society as Superman, so he invented a character that was better suited for American society — the feeble, bespectacled Clark Kent.”

The program cited an “expert” described as a “university professor and international photographer,” Farroukh Majidi, as saying, “If you hit the heart of somebody, the result is short-term. But if you hit his brain, then the result is long-term.”

 

Majidi was referring to what the program described as the Jews’ attempts to use heroic characters to generate influence.

 

“They try to make you believe that what you think is coming out of you, yourself,” Majidi said.

 

The narrator then explained that Superman was “invented” by Joe Shuster, a Jew, to “deal with” whoever challenged the Jewish world view.

 

“Hollywood is a Jewish invention that changed the way Americans view America, and created dreams, rather than reality. They managed to make the Americans live the dream, divorced from reality,” said the narrator.

 

“Undoubtedly, the goal was to take over the greatest superpower in the world to control all aspects of its daily life and to harness it in the service of Jewish goals worldwide.”

 

Majidi added, “What is most dangerous is if you believe their culture.”

 

He warned that the most “dangerous” aspect of the Jewish influence over global culture through Hollywood was not films centering around Jewish characters or themes, but rather films subversively promoting Jewish culture.

 

“What is touching us, what is ruining us, ruining our culture, is the penetration of their culture through mass media, through their movies, through this television,” Majidi said.

 

Urging viewers “to fight against what they want to do,” Majidi added: “This is their country, this is their culture, and they want to conquer all the world, as we want. But they know how to do it, but we don’t know.”

 

He said “the Jews,” unlike Hezbollah, possessed the technology, equipment, skill, specialists and cinema professionals to execute their plan of global domination.

 

The program made special mention of “Schindler’s List” as well as of German-Jewish pioneer filmmaker Carl Laemmle, who sponsored the passage of thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany to the US, saving them from what the narrator of the program termed “the so-called Holocaust.”

 

The narrator noted that Laemmle, who was said to have emigrated from Germany “for the sake of his Jewishness,” founded Universal Studios.

 

Laemmle ”worked to keep Hollywood in Jewish hands only,” the narrator went on, adding that “this influence continues to this day.”

 

Images of religious Jews, synagogues and Torah scrolls were screened in the background as she spoke.

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Hezbollah Conspiracy Theory

John R. Houk

© February 22, 2014

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Hezbollah: Jews invented Hollywood to ‘take over the world’

 

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