Saturday, February 06, 2010

Countering the Internet Jihad of the "As Sahab Network", Shut Down Terror Websites Says PI Bill Warner

Countering the Internet Jihad of the "As Sahab Network", Shut Down Terror Websites Says PI Bill Warner.


As Saudis react to jihadists using the internet to recruit and coordinate, the West is at a standstill on the information superhighway, Peter A Buxbaum writes for ISN Security Watch.  By Peter Buxbaum in Washington, DC for ISN Security Watch
Radical Islamic groups are increasingly recruiting operatives over the internet, as illustrated by several recent examples.

US Army Major Nidal Hasan - the accused in the November shootings in Fort Hood, Texas - used email to coordinate with the radical Yemen-based American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Five young American Muslims arrested in Pakistan last month and accused of seeking to join a local terrorist organization used Facebook and YouTube to connect with extremist groups in Pakistan.

Jihadist groups post a constant stream of material on social networking websites. Al-Qaida maintains a number of websites, such as Sawt al-Jihad (Voice of Jihad), an intermittently produced online magazine.

"This cyber-prodding is an important aspect of jihadist internet usage," Jarrett Brachman, a professor of security studies at North Dakota State University, told ISN Security Watch.

"Al-Qaida and its affiliated groups understand the power of a strongly crafted message and see the internet as much as battle space as the streets of Kandahar," said Representative Adam Smith, a Democrat from Washington, DC at a recent US congressional hearing. "Indeed, we’ve seen them shift resources from planning attacks to shaping global media perception instead. We must meet them on this battle space in a more comprehensive and effective way."
“200 WEB SITES SPREAD AL-QAEDA’S MESSAGE IN ENGLISH”
RIYADH,Saudi Arabia — Increasing numbers of English-language Web sites are spreading al-Qaida’s message to Muslims in the West. They translate writings and sermons once largely out of reach of English readers and often feature charismatic clerics like Anwar al-Awlaki, who exchanged dozens of e-mails with the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood shootings.

The number of English-language Jihad wesites sympathetic to Al Qaeda has risen from about 30 seven years ago to more than 200 recently, said Abdulmanam Almushawah, head of a Saudi government program called Assakeena, which works to combat militant Islamic Web sites.

The As Sahab Foundation for Islamic Media Publication ("The Clouds"), is the media production house of Al Qaeda, used to distribute the organization's point of views, to promote the Global Jihad, to encourage young Muslims to identify themselves with the cause and to glorify Al Qaeda.

The As Sahab started in 2001 under Abdul Rehman al-MAghrebi, Ayman Al Zawahiri son in law, and with the involvement of Adam Yahiye Gadahn and Attiya Allah. Since then As Sahab distributed through Arab TV networks, such as Al-Jazeera or Al-Arabia or local Pakistani TV stations, footages and Audios of primarily Ayman Al Zawahiri, much less of Osama Bin Laden, and footages of successful attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and all over the world.

In order to appeal to Muslims in Western Countries As Sahab also distributed videos of Islamic volunteers speaking perfect English or French, such as Adam Yahiye Gadahn himself or Mathew Stewart. In many of Al Qaeda’s affiliated operations special camera men are participating especially to later use the filmed materials for propaganda purposes through As Sahab.

Website affiliates of Al-Qaeda and their supporters are;
1). Revolution Muslim website (RM) out of Queens NY and run by Yousuf al-Khattab, May Allah give victory to the Mujahideen.  Yousuf Al-Khattab promotes terror Muslim cleric Abdullah El-Faisal.

Feb 3rd, 2010...Announcement - RevolutionMuslim.com Down and Moving Please be Patient with usWe apologize for RM being down for the past 24 hours. The Web Host company has been barraged by attempts by hackers to take the site down and in the process they managed to take down the entire server of our web host. Thus thousands of other sites were interfered with and the web host is no longer willing to put others at risk due to the incessant attacks we receive. They have agreed to host us long enough to transfer servers and host companies, but still there may be a lag for 48 hours before we can manage to get things up and running again. We ask all to please be patient and if possible, now would be a good time to make a donation to cover all costs (support terrorism). This can be acheived by clicking on the donate button on the left side of the page. We thank you for your support. Jazakallah Khairun, and please keep us in your du'aa....Younus Abdullah Muhammad, Updated, Click here for Store-Support Us, Oops this link has been shut down.....


2). Yemen terror Imam Anwar al-Awlaki who has had his hand in several recent Jihad operations in the USA makes full use of the internet  He was born in New Mexico, USA. His parents are from Yemen where he lived for eleven years and received the early part of his Islamic education. He has served as an Imam in Colorado, California, and Washington, DC.  Imam Anwar is the Muslim Imam at George Washington University. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, a M.A. in Education Leadership from San Diego State University and is currently working on a Doctorate degree in Human Resource Development at George Washington University.  He is the author of a series of Audio lectures promting attacks agasint the USA, Allah is Preparing us for Victory.   Read Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki's blog, or contact the Imam here: http://www.anwar-alawlaki.com/ Oops this link appears to be shut down....
3). Al-Qaeda promoter Samir Khan in Charlotte NC had several jihad websites that were all shut down, see www.revolution.muslimpad.com, and see The Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge at www.revolution.ansar1.net/ and his ”Al-Thabaat Islamic Network” at http://www.thabaat.net/ met the same fate, the “new” website http://revolution.thabaat.net/?p=706  of Samir Khan in Charlotte NC was also shut down, June 3, 2009.   Al-Qaeda promoter Samir Khan in Charlotte NC currently runs "Inshallahshaheed" also see Abu Risaas on Facebook click here also see prior posts by Abu Risaas on the Al-Qassam English Forum click here were he signed as The ignored puzzle pieces of knowledge.


Samir Khan in Charlotte NC and Yousef al-Khattab in Queens NY are still posting and recruiting for Al-Qaeda on the internet, Muslim cleric Abdullah El-Faisal (his photo above) has been arrested by anti-terrorism police in Kenya.Police told el-Faisal he had violated the terms of his tourist visa by preaching in mosques.

The cleric was sentenced to nine years in British jail in 2003 after being convicted of incitement to murder and stirring racial hatred by urging followers to kill Hindus, Jews and Americans. El-Faisal had his sentence cut to seven years on appeal, and became eligible for parole after serving half his term. He was deported immediately from Britain upon his release in 2007.


Bill Warner Director of CSPI..Covert Surveillance by Private Investigators at WBI Inc.