The Islamic State (ISIS) Establishes 'Media Points' In Syria, Iraq, Libya To Indoctrinate Caliphate Citizens And Enhance Its Cyber Activities On The Ground: A One-Year Review. HT: MEMRI.
The following report is a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.
The "media points" of the Islamic State (ISIS) are cyber information booths in cities and towns across all areas controlled by ISIS, that provide religious and ISIS-related materials to the public.
|An indoctrination video of a wounded opposition soldier is shown at the Mayadeen media point|
This effort, which ISIS launched during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in late July 2014, consists, according to the organization, of "stationary spots [that are] scattered geographically across general areas" that distribute da'wa-related materials, screen "jihadi productions on display screens," and "transfer [those materials] to mobile [devices] via Bluetooth and RAMs..." According to ISIS, the campaign has generated much interest among the locals and has been very well received.
In the past year, media points have spread to multiple countries with territories controlled by ISIS and its affiliates: first to Syria, then to Iraq, and, most recently, to Libya.
Currently, ISIS media points are located in Al-Raqqa, Mayadeen, Furat Province, Deir Al-Zour, Jarabulus, Aleppo, Al-Kheir Province, Sabikhan, Shaddadi, and "Eastern Division" in Syria; Mosul, Al-Falluja Province, Al-Huwaija, Ninawa, Al-Jazirah Province, Al-Sharqat Province, Dijla Province, and Anbar in Iraq; and Derna and Sirte in Libya, as well as in locations that are not specified. They take different forms – simple booths, trucked-in prefab units, impromptu open-air movie theaters, and more. Read and see the full report HERE.