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Faced with enormous pressure from the global coalition, and following its defeats on the battlefield, recently numerous Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who operated in Syria and Iraq have deserted. Some have returned to their families in Syria and Iraq. Others, from countries outside the Middle East, have either ...
In the early morning of September 9, 2016, Bill Moore, CEO of the Austin-based walkie-talkie app company Zello, contacted the Middle East Media Research Institute. He was seeking a copy of a report MEMRI had recently published describing how ISIS members and supporters were using Zello, which ...

In an article published on November 3, 2017 in the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi daily, Ibtihal Al-Khatib, a Kuwaiti journalist and professor of English Language and Literature at Kuwait University, compared freedom of expression in Western societies, where it is sacred and rooted, with freedom of ...
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2018 – For International Women's Day 2018, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is highlighting its translations and research on the situation of women in the Arab and Muslim world, as part of its Women's Studies Initiative – a major component of the MEMRI ...
On December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article titled "A Call for Urgent Action,"[1] which also appeared on the paper's ...
Islamic State (ISIS) supporters and other jihadis from around the world are using the Austin, Texas-based communication application Zello for planning and executing terrorist attacks in the U.S., the U.K., European countries, Turkey, and elsewhere around the world. On January 30, 2018, it was reported that ...

And while many of these homegrown tools don't live up to their promised protections, a new evaluation of MusilmCrypt by the Middle East Media Research Institute reaches a basic, but crucial conclusion: MuslimCrypt's steganography works. MuslimCrypt was first released by unknown actors on January 20 ...
WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2018 / The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), founded in 1998, has announced the launch of its newly redesigned YouTube channel. The channel features clips from the MEMRI TV Project, which translates broadcast and online video news, analysis, ...
In a November 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries of the world, ...
Speaking on the Egyptian Alhadath Alyoum TV channel on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, TV host Aahmad Suleimn called the Holocaust "the greatest lie in history" and "that nonsense story invented by the Jews" for extortion purposes. He further said that Britain and the U.S. ...
The last time it happened was in January, when a member of Dinner's synagogue forwarded her a link to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI. The Washington-based Muslim-monitoring website had posted video excerpts of a lecture given by a Muslim scholar weeks before at an unnamed ...
In a January 19, 2018 Friday sermon at the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada, Imam Munir Elkassem said that "jihad is not fighting," but is "a very noble principle where we exert energy to effect goodness." Complaining that MEMRI had taken "cuts and pastes" of his December ...
On February 10, 2018, Iranian forces in Syria sent an Iranian attack drone across the border into Israeli airspace; the drone was downed by an Israeli army helicopter. Israel then bombed the base and the command and control vehicle that had launched the drone, and an Israeli F-16 jet was shot down by ...
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2018 – The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), founded in 1998, is celebrating its 20th year of bridging the language gap between the West and the Middle East, South Asia, and now Russia through these regions' media, providing its readers with timely ...
I've mused a great deal on this passage in recent weeks, as I've reported on three separate occasions on anti-Semitic sermons of varying ferocity at three different mosques in the U.S., all posted on social media platforms and then unearthed by the Middle East Media Research Institute. What these sermons ...
“When you look at the unofficial Isis material out there - the stuff posted by Isis supporters - that has not diminished,” said Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Washington nonprofit. “There is so much content - so many accounts, so many new chats - and more ...
Under its Reform In The Muslim World Project, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is publishing this draft of the Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018 to raise awareness among the public and the lawmakers of India about a host of issues concerning religious laws and practices among Indian ...

Finding itself in dire straits due to its ongoing crisis with the four countries that are boycotting it – Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – which is taking its toll in numerous ways, Qatar tried to enlist some outside help. Informed by the old anti-Semitic stereotype that the Jews control American policy, ...
The sermon was taped and transcribed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)¸ a nonprofit group. "The Prophet Muhammad gave us the glad tidings that...we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me," Khadra said. MEMRI suggests that ...
This is not the first time that Sheikh Al-Qaradawi has preached violence and jihad, and he has also long preached in favor of perpetrating suicide attacks. MEMRI has reported extensively on his extremist ideology, on the basis of which he calls for jihad and terror attacks. In 2001, for example, in response to ...
Protest chants such as “Not Gaza, not Lebanon — we will give our lives to Iran” and “Leave Syria, think of us” have been reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute. The moolah the mullahs are spending on the wicked works of Hezbollah and Hamas or the government's limited, but still ongoing, ...
To sanction or not? Western intelligence officials are split on whether a new round of U.S. economic sanctions will help anti-government protesters in Iran or work to the benefit of the Iranian authorities by feeding into their claims that the unrest has been fomented by foreign enemies. President Donald ...
... the revolution and establishing Iranian hegemony in the region, which has for years required that tremendous resources go to military development and to funding proxies instead of to the Iranian public. The MEMRI TV clips below show statements by Rafsanjani on this subject and Khamenei's rebuttal:.
... Haniya[31] was not just another speech delivered on the occasion [of the anniversary of Hamas's founding]. It was another brick in the foundation that is being laid for a future direct confrontation with the Israeli occupation and the U.S. administration..."[32]. *H. Varulkar is Director of Research at MEMRI ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's December 6, 2017, announcement of U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his plan to move the American embassy there ignited a vast wave of protests against the U.S. and Israel across Jordan. These demonstrations included calls to cancel the agreements ...
Saudi Writers: Why Should Saudi Arabia Pay the Price for the Mistakes of the Palestinians? Duration: 03:42. Source: Rotana Khalijiya TV (Saudi Arabia). TRANSCRIPT · SUBSCRIBE; REQUEST CLIP; MEDIA REQUEST; DIM LIGHT. DONATE. Please fill out the form below to request this MEMRI TV clip, ...
The late Nobel laureate, author, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said of MEMRI's research on antisemitism and the Middle East: "Thanks only to the tireless efforts of the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, we know the true extent to which Holocaust denial has grown in the media in the ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's December 6, 2017 announcement of U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and of the planned move of the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv, has triggered a range of reactions from Palestinians and across the Arab world, from relatively restrained condemnation to ...
For years, Jordan has been in economic crisis, with a budget deficit and a large public debt. Most of the revenue for the budget comes from aid in the form of grants from its allies, primarily the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, but these have been reduced in recent years. As part of reforms that Jordan is carrying out ...
"When you look at the unofficial ISIS material out there - the stuff posted by ISIS supporters - that has not diminished," said Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Washington nonprofit. "There is so much content - so many accounts, so many new chats - and more ...
WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2018 / Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and terrorism expert, has released his debut book, AMERICAN TRAITOR: The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda's U.S.-Born Leader Adam ...
Ahead of New Year's and the Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7, Al-Azhar, the foremost Islamic institution in Egypt and in the Sunni world at large, launched an informational campaign, "Sharing the Homeland," instructing Muslims on the proper attitude towards these holidays and towards Christians ...
In the run-up to Christmas and New Year's, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have been stepping up threats against the West. These threats are generally issued in the form of graphic posters shared and circulated by ISIS supporters on social media, primarily on the encrypted messaging app Telegram.
The late Nobel laureate, author, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said of MEMRI's research on antisemitism and the Middle East: "Thanks only to the tireless efforts of the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, we know the true extent to which Holocaust denial has grown in the media in the ...
In his November 29, 2017 column in the Iranian daily Javan, which is affiliated with the country's ideological camp, commentator Abdollah Motevalian wrote about the superiority of Iran's Islamic Revolution over other revolutions in the world, which, he said, faded out after a few years. He set out the ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's December 6, 2017 announcement of American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and of the planned move of the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv, sparked angry protests and marches in Jordan, the likes of which have not been seen in the country for a long ...
In recent days, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have renewed their threats against Egypt's Christians, vowing attacks during the upcoming holiday season, and using a new pretext – the allegation that a Christian group was behind the deadly attack on the mosque in the village of Al-Rawdah in northern Sinai ...
On December 3, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) published on Telegram a new message in English urging its supporters to carry out attacks in the West.[1] This post follows a series of messages by ISIS and its supporters calling for attacks in the West during the end-of-year holidays,[2] many of which took the ...
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), in the early stages of negotiations, prior to the "Interim Agreement" of December 10, 2013, the U.S. team acquiesced to Iranian demands that missiles be excluded from the JCPOA. Then, in either a "secret," undisclosed part of the JCPOA or in ...
The Middle East Media Research Institute identified the man as Sheikk Omar Raghba. In the video, he declares that “idols” will no longer be worshipped in the Levant before he smashes the statue, half his size, in the Yakubiya village in northwestern Syria. The circumstances are not verified, but the images ...
On October 20, 2017, following a grueling four-month military campaign, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the U.S. and ...
"The invaders and their internal [i.e. Afghan] allies always talk about democracy and achievements in Afghanistan, flaunting them before the ...
On November 5, 2017, the day after Lebanese prime minister Sa'd Al-Hariri announced, in Riyadh, that he was stepping down, and also the ...
The website of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (english.khamenei.ir) prominently posted Khamenei's Kashmir statement. On November ...
On October 27, political analyst Aleksandr Vedrussov published an article in the pro-Kremlin Russian newspaper Izvestia, titled "The Middle ...
In an English article published November 2, 2017 in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs,[1] Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud 'Abbas set out the PLO's ...
In the past two weeks, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, which is close to Hizbullah, published a front-page article and an interview quoting Iraqi ...
As it does every November 4, the Iranian regime marked the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, with mass rallies across ...
The following is a list of some the new faces who have announced their candidacy for March 18, 2018 Russian presidential elections. This list ...
In recent months, three large international fairs were held in Damascus, by means of which the Syrian regime sought to demonstrate its victory ...


 

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