SHUTTER JIHAD ISLAMIC SITES & VIDEOS, SEE EXAMPLE IN JIHAD VIDEO ABOVE: Al-Qaeda Web Forums Abruptly Taken Offline; Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post, Oct. 18/08 ..DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Four of the five main online forums that al-Qaeda‘s media wing uses to distribute statements by Osama bin Laden and other extremists have been disabled since mid-September leaving Al Qaeda’s Propaganda Network ‘Hanging by a Thread’. The disappearance of the forums on Sept. 10 — and al-Qaeda’s apparent inability to restore them or create alternate online venues, as it has before — has curbed the organization’s dissemination of the words and images of its fugitive leaders. On Sept. 29, a statement by the al-Fajr Media Center, a distribution network created by supporters of al-Qaeda and other Sunni extremist groups, said the forums had disappeared “for technical reasons,” and it urged followers not to trust look-alike sites.
VIDEO ABOVE: See my prior post, Sunday, September 14, 2008, AL-QAEDA TERROR WEBSITE WWW.AL-EKHLAAS.NET THAT POSTED THREAT TO KILL GORDON BROWN AND TONY BLAIR IS SHUT DOWN TODAY. Five Muslim men arrested under terrorism legislation are being questioned over internet threats to kill Gordon Brown and the former Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of the men being questioned by police in Manchester is suspected of posting a death threat on a recognised jihadi website and styling himself Sheikh Umar Rabie al-Khalaila, leader of al-Qaeda in Britain. The message, written in English, appeared only briefly on January 24th, 2008. The website http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ was shut down in Tampa Fl, USA on Jan 28th, 2008. The five arrested are British-born Muslims of Asian origin (Pakistani).
VIDEO ABOVE: As far as the Sept. 10th 2008 shut down of WWW.AL-EKHLAAS.org and 3 others, I had contacted several newspapers in Brisbane Australia where WWW.AL-EKHLAAS.org was ultimately hosted during the months of July and August 2008 and requested they get involved in shutting down the website, which appears to be still off-line. The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) in Brisbane is the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific region (Malaysia), if they shut down the site it is shut down everywhere. I had contacted the editor, three investigative reporters and the senior reporter at “The Australian Newspaper”, “The Brisbane Sun” and the “Herald Sun” and APNIC and provided the information on the al-Qaeda site www.al-ekhlaas.org ultimately hosted out of Brisbane. The mirror site http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/ also appears to have been shut down.