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Algeria Monitor: Tracking the BP Hostage Crisis

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Estimate differ but even at the lower end a number of lives are at risk:

The man behind the group claiming responsibility for the attack and kidnappings is a veteran jihadist known for seizing hostages.

Moktar Belmoktar, an Algerian who lost an eye while fighting in Afghanistan in his teens, has long been a target of French counter-terrorism forces. Libyan sources said he spent several months in Libya in 2011, exploring cooperation with local jihadist groups and securing weapons.

The attackers put the number of hostages at “more than 40,” including seven Americans, two French, two British and other Europeans. Another Islamist group told the Mauritanian News Agency there were 41 “Westerners.”

However, the Algerian Press Service reported that “a little more than 20 foreign nationals are held hostage.”

The Algeria Monitor has been been tracking this story well. It’s tracking any mention of the country, discussions about Islamists in the country, and the US Embassy there.

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Egypt Widescreen Monitor – Seven Live Streams Covering Increasing Protests and Violence

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The massive protests that chased President Morsi from his palace yesterday are turning violent today as clashes break out between Morsi supporters and opponents. This new widescreen monitor is covering all mentions of Egypt, President Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Egyptian military, Egyptian police and security forces (including riot police), discussions about protests, incidents of violence, and links to relevant photos and videos. It’s a great way to stay on top of a volatile situation.

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Sharia Law Live Streams Added

 
The Sharia Law Monitor tracks discussions about Sharia, Islamic scholars, judges, and leaders, as well as discussions about Islamic jurisprudence. Subscribers can find it under “Topics”.

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Now Monitoring Ansar al-Sharia

 
The Ansar al-Sharia Monitor tracks discussions about Ansar al-Sharia and Salafis with a focus on Ansar al_Sharia activities in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, and Libya. Subscribers can find it under “Topics”.

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Now Tracking: The Madhi

 
The Mahdi Monitor tracks discussions about the Mahdi, Yawm al-Qiyamah, and the Twelfth Imam. Subscribers can find it under “Topics”.

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Live Now: The Islamic Caliphate Monitor

 
The Islamic Caliphate Monitor tracks discussions about the Caliph and Caliphate, the Ummah, and the Khalifah. It is live now for subscribers and can be found under “Topics”.

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London Monitor Updated

The London Monitor has been overhauled and now focuses on any mentions of the city itself, radical Islamists and clerics, and references to terrorism. Make sure that you refresh your browser to load the updates.

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Bahrain Live Streams Updated

 
There’s no sign that the unrest in Bahrain is going away. If anything, the opposite is true. The Bahrain Monitor has been completely overhauled to make tracking of developments there a bit easier. The streams have been tightened up significantly and now pull more English language content that focuses on the conflict between the state and protesters. The Bahraini government, military, intelligence apparatus, and police are being monitored along with incidents of protest and violence.

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Jordan Live Streams Added

Subscribers will find the new Jordan Monitor in their “Locations” menu. It is currently monitoring the Jordanian government, military, security, and intelligence activities, and discussions about the country’s Salafi movement.

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Pakistan Monitor – Tracking the Anti-Islam Film Backlash

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Violent clashes around the US embassy today:

Several people have died in protests in the past week against the film in the Middle East and North Africa.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool in Islamabad says some protesters have said they will not leave the diplomatic enclave until the US embassy is on fire.

However, he has not yet seen any evidence of the army’s arrival.

The Covert Contact Pakistan Monitor is picking up much of this activity (as are the dedicated embassy and consulate monitors). It is currently tracking discussions about the government, issues related to Afghanistan, and Islamists. As active as it is now it promises to be even more active during Friday’s scheduled protests.

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