Skip to comments.Pakistan Case Highlights Jihadi Efforts On Web
Posted on 12/11/2009 7:20:07 AM PST by dirtboy
Five young Muslim Americans were detained in Pakistan this week. Investigators close to the case believe the five wanted to train in terrorist camps, making them the most recent Americans known to have been radicalized in the U.S. who then traveled abroad to act on their beliefs.
FBI agents have started interviewing the five young men, who are said to be cooperating with investigators. Officials are now beginning to piece together the outlines of a case against the men. For example, U.S. officials say the young men used the Internet specifically the social networking site Facebook and videos on YouTube to link up with extremist groups in Pakistan.
Basically most of the noise on the Internet are the clarion calls to battle from the jihadis, the inspirational and motivational messages that they communicate," says Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University. "And there has really been almost no concerted, systematic and strategic effort to counter those messages."
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Ping, they’re waking up to what you’ve known (and acted on) for some time.
"And there has really been almost no concerted, systematic and strategic effort to counter those messages."
Maybe not in the hallowed offices of NPR, but here and here and here and here for a long, long time. I'm a newcomer - but I've been at it for almost 2 years. NPR (and the rest of the world) just haven't been paying attention -- except for a little foray into the subject by Joe Lieberman.
Ping to the Smackdown crew and others interested in YouTube's aid to the terrorists. Maybe the world is finally noticing??
No, THANK YOU for all your efforts to combant Islamofascist propaganda and the Youtube idiots who allow it to stay up. I thought of you when I heard this story on the radio this morning - namely, that some folks HAVE been aware of this and trying to do something about it.
If we can keep showing the tie between actual real life terrorists and these videos distributed freely by U.S. companies, maybe, just MAYBE we can get something done about it.
For Heaven’s sake.
We were doing it FOREVER!
We can only hope. The more I watch this crap on Youtube the angrier I get. Simply amazing this is allowed to go on.
It’s above his pay grade, no doubt.
The authorities said the recruitment began on the Web site YouTube after 20-year old Ahmad Mini praised videos that featured attacks on American troops.
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