Monthly Archives: March 2015


by The Metamorphosis-AQI to ISIS CLICK TO READ The February-March 2015 edition of The Counter Terrorist magazine published an excerpt from the book The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency (2003-2014). Unlike recent mass market books on ISIS, The Terrorists of Iraq (ToI) was first written by the TAPSTRI executive […]

The Metamorphosis – from AQI to ISIS (An excerpt from ...


by TAPSTRI conducted a preliminary manual translation of the ISIS “Sana’ State” press release claiming credit for the attacks on Houthi mosques and a government building in Saada.  A PDF of the original Arabic is available by clicking ISIS Yemen Statement “From the Information “Brigade” (Battalion) of Sana’ State In The name of God the […]

Translation of ISIS Claim for Attack in Yemen 20 March, ...



by Download PDF TAPSTRI-Jihadi Selfies and The Thrill Kill Cult. CLICK HERE I. Introduction There has been a revolutionary shift in the media usage of jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda ISIL, and its affiliates. Thirty years ago Jihadi terrorism was promoted via cassette and pamphlet. Today the modern terrorist who straps on a GoPro action sport camera, sets up to edit on an advanced […]

Jihadi Selfies and the Thrill Kill Cult: The Evolution of ...