This infographic depicts the network of al-Qa’ida affiliates in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa—to include areas of operation, recent activity, and the relationships between affiliates.
In the last two years, al-Qa’ida affiliates have threatened people and places in New Jersey, as well as mentioning New Jersey in propaganda. In April 2016, a group claiming affiliation with al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) threatened an NJOHSP official on Facebook. The following month, a Bangladeshi pro-AQIS Facebook page urged militants residing in the United States to attack universities involved in designing drones—including Princeton University (Mercer County). In November 2016, al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) dedicated the 16th edition of its English-language magazine, Inspire, to the attacks in September 2016 in New Jersey, New York, and Minnesota, declaring those operations successful.