Terrorism and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

ICT’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group

A Jihadi magazine article hints a terrorist attacks at the 2010 World Cup festivities in South Africa

During the first week of April 2010, several Jihadi forums provided links for the downloading of the fifth issue of the “Al-Mushtaqun Ila Al-Jannah” Jihadi Magazine.

The magazine contains a two page article by Ubada bin Al-Samit, titled “The Global Qaidat Al-Jihad organization at the 2010 World Cup”.

The author wishes that Al-Qaeda will operate at the World Cup, and especially against teams representing the countries taking part in the “Zionist-Crusader campaign on Islam”.

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The Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group (JWMG) is a specialized research and analysis team at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Composed of researchers fluent in Arabic, the JWMG monitors websites that support and serve the Global Jihad organizations. The unique characteristic of JWMG publications is the team’s integration of diverse materials from a wide variety of Arabic sources. JWMG connects each source to larger trends, providing a complete unders tanding of events on both a local and a global scale.€

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