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A very small part of Muslims in the United States have been self-radicalizing, King said in a televised interview on Sunday..
Rep. Peter King of New York recently used the term "Self-Radicalization" as he discussed the hearings investigating radicalization and the Muslim community in the United States.
"We're talking about the affiliates of Al Qaeda who have been radicalizing, and there's been self-radicalization going on within the Muslim community, within a very small minority, but it's there. And that's where the threat is coming from at this time," he said. A top U.S. intelligence official used the term on February 10 at a separate congressional hearing, referring to Al Qaeda, but not linking it to the overall Muslim community.
"We're especially focused on al-Qaeda's resolve to target Americans for recruitment, and to spawn affiliate groups around the world. We also see disturbing instances of self-radicalization among our own citizens," James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told a panel of lawmakers.
"Internet chat rooms are now supplementing and replacing mosques, community centers and coffee shops as venues for recruitment and radicalization by terrorist groups like al Qaeda," he said in testimony at a hearing investigating the Internet as a "portal to violent Islamist extremism." Cilluffo said at the time that while the Internet was once used primarily to support operations, it had been increasingly used.
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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, http://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.
Bill 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/v/ , 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.
Bill 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.
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