PART OF THE SERIES OF "PREVIEW" AND RESEARCH NOTES FROM MY CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT: "The Art of the Martyr & Mujahid" (COPYRIGHT):
A new video from al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghrib ("Maghrib" refers to Morocco and the "western" lands of Muslim North Africa) was released on Saturday. The thread and video links were posted today on the al-Falujah Islamic Forums, a major Salafi Sunni jihadi online discussion forum. When al-Sahab and/or its affiliates releases new videos and audio collections, they post them in threads on message boards, providing the requisite passwords, and upload the files to dozens to scores of online file-share web sites, in effect flooding the Internet. Many to most of these files will be taken down as they are discovered and reported to the file-share web sites.
This new video release, like many, comes in several "sizes" (re: MB), from a massive 898.6 MB to a small 62.6 MB version. The thread for this particular video also included URLs to the YouTube upload (see below).
New Video from AQ in the Islamic Maghrib (Part I)
A PDF of the thread can be viewed below.
UPDATE (April 27, 2009 @ 3:17 p.m.): Perusing the Internet today for news and bloggage about the new al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghrib video, it seems that Occident got the scoop, even on the selective translators at the right wing Israeli MEMRI organization, which just published something on the video today (about two hours ago).