Jihadi Discourse On EMP Weapons

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 894,  November 2, 2012

By: R. Green*

The various jihadi forums contain sections titled Muntada al-'udda wal-i'dad ("[Military] Equipment and Preparation Forum"), devoted to discussions of a wide range of weapons and tactics. This includes discussions of electronic warfare, such as ways of combating drones, spy aircraft, and satellite surveillance, and ways of disrupting power systems, etc.

In addition to these topics, members have addressed electromagnetic pulse (EMP) technology as a means of causing severe damage to the enemy. Most of the threads involve a member posting an article he has found on the subject, and others responding.

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