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August 12, 2007

Terrorism a Click Away

“Worldwide Internet, Al Qaida Exposing on-line Jihadists”
CFP........for complete article

When it comes to capitalizing on the Worldwide Internet, Al Qaida has shot up to the top of the list in the savvy category.

Jihadists working the Internet are prolific, so much so that they could easily borrow a line in popular use during the Cold War: “They’re everywhere!”
“In six years I have bookmarked some 6,000-+ Jihadist websites and the list is still growing,” says Archangel, code name for an online Jihadist-tracking expert.

Finding terrorists in cyber space has become a popular pursuit on the Internet with scores of cyber sleuths up late at night searching on-line for terrorists while their families sleep.”

“Terrorists don’t just recruit on-line, they use the Internet to fund terrorism and to disseminate propaganda. What is to stop them from sabotaging Western websites?”

Detective Jeff Duggan, of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), recently wrote to CFP about LAPD’s latest initiative on Internet Jihadists:

“I am currently in the process of creating a unit on the LAPD that specifically addresses this Jihadist issue,” Duggan wrote. “Rather than waste time and resources, by attempting to “reinvent the wheel”, I am looking to establish relationships with other persons/ entities so that we can work together to tackle this vast and seemingly endless problem.”

Jihadist sabotage of Western websites that post anti-terrorism stories could someday find help from those working in the field of cyber Jihadist counterintelligence.

Terrorists don’t just recruit on-line, they use the Internet to fund terrorism and to disseminate propaganda.

What is to stop them from sabotaging Western websites?

Posing as benign western business types, Jihadists could, for example, place advertisements on unsuspecting websites. Websites count on traffic for advertising in a highly competitive industry. Search engines like the ones operated by Internet giant Google, categorize some sites as “bad neighbours”. Linking to a bad neighbour can get you dropped by Google. What if a Google decreed “bad neighbour” found a way to have ads placed on unsuspecting websites through slight variations of the name under which they originally had been Google-declared as a “bad neighbour”?
"Meanwhile, cyber sleuths hunting terrorists on-line are a valuable tool in the ongoing International War Against Terrorism.”

Wild Thing's comment........

This is something that is constantly changing and they take down terrorists sites and others show up. I do think that some of them they leave up so our government can keep an eye on their plans.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 12:55 AM


Please name one white Christian country in the world where Muslims are persecuted because of their Muslim beliefs? By the way, in Saudi Arabia, presenting a Holy Bible to an arab is ILLEGAL and a crime! Enough of this bull shiite!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 12, 2007 03:53 AM

This is a diversion to not only undermine our faith in cybersecurity but to employ many agents in ferreting them out. In their case is should be an automatic capitol offense when they are caught. Any spread of CBR agents anywhere on U.S. or our allies soil or upon our collective personnel by muzzies should initiate an immediate like retaliation on Mecca and Medina, inculcate in their minds that there are ways of coping with those who embrace death, with death.

Posted by: Jack at August 12, 2007 03:34 PM

Darth, good point, there are no countries that do that.
Good greif, that is horrible about Saudi Arabia, not surprised just ticked off about it though.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 10:41 PM

Jack your right, I don't think they even arrest them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 10:46 PM