The Social Media Front: Jihadi Media Elite Outlet Lauches New Web Site, YouTube Channel
July 23, 2011 4 Comments
-Christopher Anzalone (McGill University)
The Jihadi Media Elite (Nukhba al-’Ilam al-Jihadi; JME), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet that churns out Arabic-language transcripts of media material produced by groups such as Al-Qa’ida Central (AQC), has launched a new “primary” web site and a YouTube Channel. The announcement was made via established jihadi-takfiri Internet forums yesterday. The JME produced an eight minute, 38 second video announcing the launch, which was posted for download to these forums. In an earlier post from April, I wrote about the JME’s lauch of pair of web sites and a Twitter account, all of which are still operational.
As of this writing (1:55 P.M. EST), the JME’s YouTube channel has nine subscribers. When I took screen captures late last night, there were five subscribers. Of the nine, three claim to be from Saudi Arabia or the “Peninsula of Muhammad”, one from Germany, one from Egypt, one from Iraq, one from the United Kingdom, one from the United States, and one from Canada. The JME’s new web site includes scores of links to written documents as well as audio-visual media, much of which is stored at Internet Archive. The first video was uploaded to the JME’s YouTube channel on July 3.