SARASOTA PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER TRACKS AL-QAEDA WEBSITE TO TAMPA
By HOWARD ALTMAN, The Tampa TribunePublished: February 22, 2008
Tampa continues to be the focus of an international game of Internet whack-a-mole between jihadists who put up Web sites and organizations and individuals who try to shut them down.For the third time in a month, Sarasota-based private investigator Bill Warner has tracked to a Tampa hosting company what investigators call a significant Web site used by jihadists for communications, recruitment and fundraising. The company is based in the same building as the U.S. attorney's office.The site, www.alekhlaas.info, appears to show images of mujahedeen firing on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, among other images.
The Web site was hosted by Noc4Hosts Inc. until it was taken down this month after a call from The Tampa Tribune. Warner, who says he tracks jihadists online to disrupt their activities, says he noticed today that the site once again is being hosted by Noc4Hosts. Previous incarnations of the Web site have contained programs to give jihadists more secure communications capabilities.This week, another site considered to be a key conduit for jihadists was taken down by Noc4Hosts after a call from the Tribune.
That site, www.alhesbah.net , is considered the principal and largest jihadist forum of supporters of al-Qaida and global jihad and the oldest, said Reuven Paz, director of the Jerusalem-based Project for the Research of Islamist Movements.That site remains offline.
Warner says he goes after these sites, with the help of organizations such as the Middle East Media Research Institute, because "the propaganda war is being fought by al-Qaida and its affiliates on the Internet, and the USA hasn't even stepped onto the court." "Web sites such as www .alekhlaas.info provide inspiration and technical advice for would-be terrorists all over the world," Warner said. Noc4Hosts Inc. general manager Steven Eschweiler could not immediately be reached for comment. In the past, he has said he takes down sites as soon as he is informed about them.
Last month he said Noc4Hosts "is not in cahoots with al-Qaida."He said a site that his company took down "was one of several hundred thousand the company hosts." Web-hosting companies keep banks of computer servers where individual Web sites are based."If there is anything anti-American, we will take them down," Eschweiler said last month. "We work closely with authorities any time something like this comes up."
Rep. Myrick Unveils “Wake Up America” Agenda(Washington, D.C.) –
Today, Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-9) released her “Wake Up America” agenda. Rep. Myrick’s goal in releasing her agenda is to alert, and educate, Americans to terrorist threats here at home posed by radical Islamic extremists. This is her agenda, this is not the agenda of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus.This agenda is the start of Rep. Myrick’s work on these issues. As she moves forward on these points, she will update the public on her findings.
Her ten point agenda is below.
1). Will call for a government investigation of all U.S. military chaplains who were approved by Abdurahman Alamoudi.
2). Will call for a government investigation of all U.S. prison chaplains who were approved by Abdurahman Alamoudi.
3). Will call for the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate the selection process of Arabic translators in the FBI and DoD.
4). Will call for the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) 501(c)(3) non-profit status which restricts “lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.”
5). Introduce a bill to make the preaching, publication, or distribution of materials that call for the death of American citizens, attacks on the United States Government or Armed Forces, or the financing of the means and/or operations to accomplish these acts, acts of sedition and/or solicitation of treason.
6). Will call on the Government Accountability Office to conduct an audit to verify the total sovereign wealth fund investment in the United States.
7). Will attempt to cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their textbooks.
8). Will introduce a bill to restrict R-1/R-2 religious visas for imams who come from countries that do not allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.
9). Will introduce a bill to cancel contracts to train Saudi police and other security forces in US Counterterrorism tactics until the Saudi’s certify the prosecution of Al Qaeda financiers, like Yasin al-Kadi, and the detention of repatriated Guantanamo terrorists that keep being released into the general population after being “rehabilitated.”
10). Will introduce or sponsor a bill to block the sale of sensitive military munitions, especially Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), to Saudi Arabia.
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