PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER has obtained a video recording of the Al-Shabaab Terrorist group in Somalia featuring footage of a combined Al-Qaeda & Al-Shabaab jihad terror training camp. The video includes scenes of Al-Shabaab recruits practicing using RPG's, automatic weapons and hand guns all under the instruction of Al-Shabaab military chief Shaykh Mukhtar Robow. The video also shows recruits receiving PT training and advanced urban warfare and assault tactics.
SEE A SECOND VIDEO, CLICK HERE, OF COMBINED AL-QAEDA & AL-QAEDA JIHAD TRAINING CAMP IN SOMALIA THAT PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER HAD OBTAINED AND LINKED THE AL-SHABAAB'S TERROR TRAINING GROUND TO AL-QAEDA FIVE MONTHS AGO IN MAY OF 2008
The Columbian Newspaper, Tuesday, May 06, 2008, DOTSTER UNDER FIRE FOR WEB CONTENT IN VANCOUVER WA ....A group of self-described anti-terrorist vigilantes has put the heat on Vancouver-based Dotster Inc (see Jawa Report) for hosting an Arabic- and Somali- language Web site that frequently praises leaders in Somalia’s al-Qaida organization. Dotster officials said they pass along all complaints to law enforcement agencies, but unless required by law, the company does not remove its customers’ content from the Internet.
The site under fire, www.kataaib.net , is associated with the al Shabaab movement in war- and genocide-torn Somalia, according to reports from the BBC and Reuters. In addition to praising Islamist militants, the site lists news about battles and bombings in Somalia.
“Kataaib” is Arabic for “Brigades.”Florida resident Bill Warner, who describes himself as an anti-terrorist vigilante, is among a collection of online activists who want to use public pressure on Dotster to get kataaib.net shut down. Dotster, a Web registration and hosting company, generates revenue by hosting Web sites.
It has hosted kataaib.net since April 13, 2007, according to Internet records.“The actual terrorists are out in the field blowing things up,” Warner said. “But there are groups like this one that associate with al-QaEda through Web sites, that help promote the ideology, help find new recruits and help the effort to support terrorism.”“We are not in a position to judge and be a jury on what content may be legal or acceptable,” said Brian Unruh, chief financial officer at Dotster.
He would not comment specifically about kataaib.net, except to say, “We feel we have escalated this to the right authorities.”Complaints routine.....Dotster routinely receives complaints about Web sites it hosts, and evaluates each complaint before forwarding on potentially criminal sites to law enforcement agencies, Unruh said.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to freedom of speech and expression, and for that reason Dotster attempts to be very careful about balancing the rights of its customers with other concerns, Unruh said.“We don’t censor people based on what they say, as long as it’s legal,” he said. “We may not agree with some activities our customers do, but we are not in a position to be judge and jury. If the authorities issue an order to take down a site, we follow that order.”
The legal process that might eventually lead to an order to take down kataaib.net is too slow, Warner said. He hopes that attention and a public outcry may change Dotster officials’ minds.“It’s not freedom of speech,” Warner said. “This site should not be hosted in Vancouver.”
Monday May 05, 2008..Should Dotster continue to host a Web site that frequently praises Islamic militants (AL-QAEDA)? On one side: The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to freedom of speech and expression, and law enforcement agencies have so far not deemed the content of the site to be illegal, so it should stay. On another side: By praising Al-Qaeda and promoting a radical Islamic ideology, the site supports terrorists and should therefore be shut down.
On February 29, 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice designated al-Shabaab (aka al-Shabab, aka Shabaab, aka the Youth, aka Mujahidin al-Shabaab Movement, aka Mujahideen Youth Movement, aka Mujahidin Youth Movement, aka MYM, aka Harakat Shabab al-Mujahidin, aka Hizbul Shabaab, aka Hisb’ul Shabaab, aka al-Shabaab al-Islamiya, aka Youth Wing, aka al Shabaab al-Islaam, aka al-Shabaab al-Jihaad, aka the Unity of Islamic Youth) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (as amended).
The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against the provision of material support or resources to al-Shabaab and blocking of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States, or the control of U.S. persons
Bill Warner...Private Investigator