The following document will review the jihadi forum Minbar Al-Jihad Al-I’lami (“Jihadi Media Platform,” henceforth JMP), which can be accessed at www.alplatformmedia.com. The website is strongly affiliated with the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (MOJWA), an Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) splinter group that operates in northern Mali and the Sahel.
The site domain alplatformmedia.com was registered in December 2011, around the time of MOJWA’s emergence, by one Tareq Abed, who provided a Gazan address as his place of residence. The website is hosted in France by OVH Systems. As of January 29, 2013, the forum had 1,326 registered members.
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