OSINT – Jemaah Islamiya

Also Known As: Jemaa Islamiyah; Jema’a Islamiyah; Jemaa Islamiyya; Jema’a Islamiyya; Jemaa Islamiyyah; Jema’a Islamiyyah; Jemaah Islamiah; Jemaah Islamiyah; Jema’ah Islamiyah; Jemaah Islamiyyah; Jema’ah Islamiyyah; JI

Description:  The United States designated JI, an Islamic extremist group attempting to establish a caliphate in Southeast Asia, as a FTO on October 23, 2002.

Targets: Key targets of JI include Indonesian military and civic members, as well as foreign targets of opportunity.

Activities: JI has executed numerous attacks against its targets, including cross border raids and bombings. JI’s most notable attack was the 2002 Bali Bombings, resulting in 202 deaths.

Diplomacy: JI has conducted joint operations with the Philippine terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Strength:  Estimates are between 500 to several thousand members.

AO: JI is concentrated within Southeast Asia, with most activities in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Funding and External Aid:  JI uses a combination of TNOC, such as extortion, and legitimate businesses to raise revenue.

Jemaah Islamiya's AO, courtesy of the NCTC

Jemaah Islamiya’s AO, courtesy of the NCTC

Local Media:

The Jakarta Globe. Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Jakarta Post. Accessed December 31, 2014.

Kompas. Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

New Straits Times Online. Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Star. Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Sun Daily. Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Global Media:

Al Jazeera. Jemmah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

BBC. Jemmah Islamiah.” February 2, 2012. Accessed December 31, 2014.

CNN. Jemmah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Foreign Affairs. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Foreign Policy. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Guardian. “Profile: Jemaah Islamiyah.” September 9, 2004. Accessed December 31, 2014.

NPR. Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

NYT. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Reuters. Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

VICE News. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

VOA. Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

WaPo. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Think Tanks / Academic:

Brookings. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

CFR. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” June 19, 2009. Accessed December 31, 2014.

CRS. “Terrorism in Southeast Asia .” October 16, 2009. Accessed December 31, 2014.

CSIS. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

CTC. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Global Security. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

ICG. “Indonesia.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

ICS. “Indonesia: Jemaah Islamiyah’s Publishing Industry.” February 28, 2008. Accessed December 31, 2014.

Stanford University. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” Mapping Militant Organizations. February 14, 2012.  Accessed December 31, 2014.

TRAC. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Government:

Defense Department. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

DIA. “Annual Threat Assessment.” February 11, 2014.

NCTC. “Jemaah Islamiya.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

State Department. “Jemaah Islamiyah.” December 31, 2014.

State Department. “Jemmah Islamiyah.” Chapter 6: Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Country Reports on Terrorism 2013.

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