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  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
      "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • Al-Qaeda camp teaches boys as young as five to bomb and kill

    09/06/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies ^ | August 29, 2010 | Nick Owens
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Boys as young as five can barely hold up the machine guns and pistols in their hands as they take aim at imaginary targets in the Pakistan desert. But this is no sick game, it is their first step along the way to becoming al-Qaeda terrorists as they are taught about military combat and how to launch suicide missions. At hidden camps terrorist chiefs also use toys to teach the boys how they can blow up buildings and mount roadside bomb attacks. One chilling image from a video filmed inside one camp shows children, barely old...
  • Don't Open That File, Memet!

    06/30/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 62 replies · 2+ views ^ | 30 June 2010 | n/a
    NOTE: The following SNIPPET is a quote: DON'T OPEN THAT FILE, MEMET! With much fanfare, al-Malahim, the media arm of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced the imminent release of — and then subsequently did release — what they claimed was the first official English-language al-Qaida magazine. It's called "Inspire" as in "Inspire the Believers" (as opposed to the Quranic edict to Incite the Believers. They did this with the full cooperation of the administrators of the al-Faloja forum in particular. Interestingly, the first couple of pages of the document appear perfectly normal. Then things get weird...
  • Law Enforcement Fears Shabaab Infiltration

    06/05/2010 1:07:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 922+ views
    Note: Video included at link. SNIPPET: "Now, law enforcement officials appear increasingly concerned Al-Shabaab members are trying to come back to America. But these members aren't disenchanted young men like Hassan, seeking to escape the terrorists' hold. Rather, the concern is that they are returning either to recruit more members or perhaps to plot attacks here." SNIPPET: "Al-Shabaab represents a "threat to the whole nation, all of the world," Ahmed told the IPT. "Everywhere they could recruit somebody they will try – Europe, North America, Australia, Africa…And they want to disrupt world peace." Ahmed warned that Al-Shabaab's main focus in...
  • DATELINE - Video: "Analyst: Terrorists Often Recruited Online" (Analyst: Evan Kohlmann)

    05/25/2010 12:14:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 254+ views ^ | May 2010 | n/a
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    05/06/2010 2:54:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 657+ views
    THE - Sweden's News In English ^ | Published: 5 May 10 18:31 CET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An al-Qaeda-linked extremist group in Somalia has recruited more than 20 young people from Sweden to fight in the war-torn African country, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) fears. Somali Islamic insurgency group Harakat al-Shabab Mujahideen ("Movement of Warrior Youth"), better known as Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is thought to have recruited dozens of Swedish youth to engage in terrorist acts, according to Göteborgs-Tidningen." SNIPPET: "Gothenburg was identified by several sources as the largest recruitment base in the country, the report said. Sweden is also a fundraising hub for the group, according to Svenska Dagbladet editorial writer Per...
  • Taliban Internet Recruiting Through The Eyes of a Detainee

    03/16/2010 4:05:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON ^ | March 16, 2010 | Sara Carter
    SNIPPET: "PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN — The young Taliban detainee, shackled at the wrists, with his head covered with a black canvas bag, was chillingly clear about his life's mission: "The Taliban have only one objective: to continue killing the Americans." The tools this particular terrorist had adopted to accomplish that goal were not suicide bombs or sniper rifles, but laptop computers and other high-tech equipment. The purpose of his Taliban cell was to reach potential recruits online over the Internet." Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • Al Qaeda Looking to Recruit English Speakers, Women

    02/16/2010 4:59:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 721+ views
    FOX ^ | Updated February 15, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda in Yemen is actively recruiting English-speaking individuals, intelligence officials told Fox News on Monday, saying that investigators are looking for people who are more like Americans, having been born in the United States or Canada." SNIPPET: ""Anyone who can fit in and not attract suspicion" is desirable to the terror network right now, said one official. An investigative source also said that among those attracting attention by the intelligence community are women recruits. The next wave of terrorists may include Western women, possibly Canadian, with forged documents. The use of women would be seen an evolution in...
  • ALGERIA: Al-Qaeda Launches Middle-Class Recruitment Drive

    02/12/2010 4:28:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 338+ views (AKI) ^ | February 11, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Algiers, 11 Feb. (AKI) - Al-Qaeda has launched a new campaign to recruit university students, scientists and IT specialists in Algeria. "We appeal to undergraduates, chemists, doctors and IT specialists to join our ranks," the terror network said in a statement published on jihadist websites on Thursday. "Remember the massacres that take place every day in Palestine, in Cechyna, Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement signed by 'Abu Muslim al-Jazairi'. Al-Qaeda is seeking new bomb-makers and medics who can help treat fighters wounded in clashes with Algerian security forces, according to daily El-Nahar. Currently, 80 pecent of young people...

    12/01/2009 1:19:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 563+ views
    (AP) via YNET ^ | Published: 11.30.09, 23:45 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Adel Ben Mabrouk, 39, and Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri, 43, are suspected of being members of a terror group with ties to al-Qaida. They were immediately taken into custody upon arrival in Milan and will be interrogated, a prosecutor told The Associated Press.
  • Moroccan police arrest 24 from network coordinating with jihadists "in Sweden..."

    09/24/2009 1:40:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 961+ views
    "Moroccan police arrest 24 from network coordinating with jihadists "in Sweden, Belgium and the Syria-Iraq zone"" SNIPPET: "The security services in Morocco have arrested 24 members of a "terrorist network" linked to Al-Qaeda that recruited volunteers for suicide bombings in Iraq, the interior ministry said Wednesday. In a statement carried by the official MAP news agency, it said the network -- coordinating "with terrorists in Sweden, Belgium and the Syria-Iraq zone" -- also sought recruits for Al-Qaeda to fight in Afghanistan and Somalia. The suspects -- now being questioned by police -- were arrested in several cities in Morocco, said...
  • Children aged 13 groomed for terror

    06/07/2008 11:35:49 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 11 replies · 177+ views
    UK Sunday Telegraph ^ | June 8, 2008 | David Leppard
    SCHOOLCHILDREN as young as 13 are being "groomed" for terrorism by Islamic extremists in the heartland of the 7/7 suicide bombers, according to Britain's most senior police officer charged with countering radicalisation. Sir Norman Bettison, chief constable of West Yorkshire, said some bright children entering secondary school were picking up extremist messages from internet chat rooms and people who wanted to turn them into terrorists. His force has now identified at least 10 youngsters - including two 13-year-olds - as "vulnerable" and formally referred them to a programme to wean them away from radicalism. ..... "They are not picking up...
  • Know Thy Enemies: Who are we fighting, and who is supporting them?

    05/10/2007 11:50:53 PM PDT · by ASC2006 · 6 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 11 2007 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Kyle Dabruzzi
    SOMETIMES WHAT WE DON'T KNOW can indeed hurt us. This was the case in 2006, when reporters noticed significant fighting between Iraqi insurgent factions. This confused journalists and government analysts, but the prevailing attitude was that if the insurgents were fighting each other, at least they weren't fighting us. It turned out that the group that bore the brunt of this violence would later develop into the Anbar Salvation Front, which has proved to be one of our most important local allies in Iraq. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, then the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), was trying to wipe...