Department of Homeland Security puts Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch and his right wing radical lunatic fringe under the microscope, see photo above.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks, JIHAD WATCH and news and gossip sites and Drudge Report, according to a government document.
A "privacy compliance review" issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards."
The purpose of the monitoring, says the government document, is to "collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture." The document adds, using more plain language, that such monitoring is designed to help DHS and its numerous agencies, which include the U.S. Secret Service. (The U.S. Secret Service monitors the internet for death threats posted about Pres. Barack Obama).
CONTROVERSIAL SITES; On the list are Jihad Watch and Informed Comment, blogs that cover issues related to Islam through sharp political prisms, which have sometimes led critics to accuse the sites of political bias. MORE FROM THIS SOURCE
NY TIMES Published: July 24, 2011, Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S.. The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers who have warned for years about the threat from Islam, lacing his 1,500-page manifesto with quotations from them, as well as copying multiple passages from the tract of the Unabomber.
Anders Behring Breivik, who is accused of bombing government buildings and killing scores of young people at a Labor Party camp. His manifesto, which denounced Norwegian politicians as failing to defend the country from Islamic influence, quoted Robert Spencer, who operates the Jihad Watch Web site, 64 times, and cited other Western writers who shared his view that Muslim immigrants pose a grave danger to Western culture. MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
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