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.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC NEWSPAPER..You don't have to read Arabic to join al-Qaeda says private investigator Bill Warner based in Sarasota Florida. Bill Warner, a Sarasota, Fla., private investigator who has worked with federal agencies on terrorist-related issues, has been tracking terrorist-related Web sites for months.
"The Web sites are a big part of the support network of terrorism financially," Bill Warner said. "They use the Web sites to request money from the U.S. and the U.K. They ask people to take money to Pakistan." Bill Warner said he blames Web-hosting companies for failing to monitor content. Instead, he said, they wait until the site is brought to their attention to take action.
"All you've got to do is look," Warner said, pointing to the Phoenix Web site as an example. "You are one click away. First, there is a very benign front page, but all of a sudden, you see US tanks being blown up and Osama bin Laden and martyrs. It doesn't matter that you can't read Arabic."
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, The Internet is used as an operative and propaganda tool of Al-Qaeda and global jihad networks and needs policing and selective cyber strikes of jihad websites.
The Al-Hisbah (http://www.alhisbah.net/ ) website was one of the oldest, most important websites associated with Al-Qaeda and global jihad. It is not an online community open to all web surfers but rather a members-only Internet group. Those who want to join the website must undergo a screening process.
The website features technical information about the Internet (including information published by hackers working for Al-Qaeda), a wealth of information about radical Islamic literature and ideology, news, updates, as well as audio and video clips inciting to terrorism and violence. In addition, Al-Qaeda and global jihad use the website to recruit new members and handle terrorist squads (Note Jihad Jane).
Jihadist Web Site Taken Down, I was directly involved in taking down the Al-Hisbah (http://www.alhisbah.net/ ) website when it was hosted in Tampa Fl; TAMPA — One of al-Qaida supporters’ oldest and most stable Web sites apparently was taken down in Tampa Fl.
It contained a 21-minute audio clip calling for Palestinians to attack Jews and the United States, according to organizations that track jihadists online. The site was taken down after a call from the Tampa Tribune to the host company, which operates in Tampa. Steve Eschweiler, general manager of that company, Noc4Hosts Inc., could not immediately be reached for comment.
The site — www.alhesbah.net/v/ – is the “principal and largest jihadi forum of supporters of al-Qaida and global jihad, and the oldest existing forums,” said Reuven Paz, director of the Jerusalem-based Project for the Research of Islamist Movements. “However, it is much more than just a forum and includes many other functions of very comprehensive and thorough indoctrination, guidance, recruitment for support, virtual military training and creation of global Islamic solidarity.”
Investigator Links 3rd Jihadist Web Site To Tampa Host. 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 Al-Hisbah and Al-Ekhlas websites appear to be still shut down.
Al Qaeda websites present growing threat, FBI's Mueller warns. Al Qaeda once limited to areas surrounding Afghanistan may be using the Internet to recruit and radicalize, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified Wednesday before a House Appropriations subcommittee.
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that Al Qaeda was expanding its reach on the Web to recruit and radicalize people.....Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP....By Warren Richey, Staff writer.
The U.S.-born al-Awlaki has been an inspiration to several militants arrested in the United States and Canada in recent years, with his Web-based sermons often turning up on their computers in English.
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