THE BALTIMORE SUN.....Weakened enemy going online to recruit homegrown terrorists. A Woodlawn man watches online videos of Osama bin Laden, posts about jihad on his Facebook page, and — according to federal prosecutors — agrees to a plot to detonate a bomb at a military recruiting center in Catonsville MD. An Ellicott City MD teen is accused of using the Internet to solicit volunteers and money for a jihadist war in South Asia and Europe. A former Army private from Laurel MD comes across an Islamic website, becomes a Muslim and makes plans to join a State Department-designated terrorist group in Somalia so he can live under Sharia law.
That soldier, Craig Benedict Baxam, is the most recent Marylander accused of finding his way to Islamic extremism online. He was charged last week by federal authorities with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. A besieged al-Qaeda, weakened by 10 years of war, the killing of bin Laden and the removal of other top leaders, is now focusing much of its attention on inspiring recruits in the United States and elsewhere to carry out attacks that the terror group itself might no longer be capable of mounting.
The United States, meanwhile, is moving to counter the potential appeal of the jihadist pitch. The FBI is monitoring Islamist websites and chat rooms. The State Department is logging on to online forums, blogs and social-networking sites to rebut what officials call "the extremist narrative."
Investigators and analysts say the INTERNET radicalized fit no single profile. They have included young and old, men and women, natives and immigrants, rich and poor, college graduates and high school dropouts, lifelong Muslims and recent converts. Compounding the challenge for authorities, they are often isolated from their communities and work and plot alone.
One common theme does emerge. While many are isolated within their communities, most are well-connected online, where al-Qaeda and its affiliates are expanding their activities. "Whereas the Internet was previously used to spread propaganda, it is now used in recruiting, radicalizing, training and inciting terrorism," Mark F. Giuliano, assistant director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, said last year. "Thousands of extremist websites promote violence to a worldwide audience predisposed to the extremist message."
Begining in January 2008 I was involed in a full court press put on shutting down Al-Qaeda and assorted Jihad websites that are hosted by Web Companies in the USA with the aid of Newspapers and TV Stations that have put America's safety at the forefront.
The full court press on terror websites started with the aid of the Media in Tampa Fl and Howard Altman the "Courts and Cops" Team Leader Editor of The Tampa Tribune. Significant Jihad websites were shut down in 2008, 2009 and 2010 including the Somalia Al-Shabaab terror website in Vancouver WA and the pro Al-Qaeda Website of Samir Khan in Charlotte NC who was killed in Yemen by a CIA Drone attack along with Anwar Al-Awlaki last year.
Samir Khan and Anwar al-Awlaki were Al-Qaeda heads of Internet propaganda, see Two U.S.-Born Terrorists Killed in CIA-Led Drone Strike. Samir Khan had posted articles and a video in an attempt to "Inspire" someone to kill me, private investigator Bill Warner, see "Return Of The Blog" VIDEO CLICK HERE.
Published: February 22, 2008.....Investigator Links 3rd Jihadist Web Site To Tampa Host, By HOWARD ALTMAN, The Tampa Tribune, 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.
Published Feb 26, 2008.....TAMPA (Bay News 9), Terrorist web sites are being hosted by U.S. companies There are radical Islamic web sites now being hosted by U.S. companies and possibly even in Tampa. Sarasota private investigator Bill Warner said last year he discovered what is known as one of the largest jihadist web sites currently online being hosted through a web company in Tampa.
Published Saturday, March 22, 2008.....Cyber Vigilantes Track Extremist Web Sites, Intelligence Experts Balk at Effort, By Carmen Gentile FOX News; Cyber vigilantes typically troll the Internet, searching message boards, Web sites and media sharing sites for incendiary postings from people with ties to terror groups like Al Qaeda. One of them is Bill Warner, a Sarasota, Fla.-based private investigator and a self-proclaimed cyber-crusader. In one month alone, Bill Warner was instrumental in helping shut down three Web sites hosted by a Tampa Internet service provider (ISP) that contained text, images and video related to attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Click here for more on Bill Warner.
Published Tuesday, May 06, 2008...The Columbian Newspaper, 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 for hosting an Arabic- and Somali- language Web site that frequently praises leaders in Somalia’s al-Qaeda organization.The site under fire http://www.kataaib.net/ is associated with the al Shabaab movement. 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 http://www.kataaib.net/ shut down...it was
Published Monday, January 26, 2009, Somalia Al-Shabaab (Al-Qaeda) terrorist website www.kataaib.net , Hosted by Dotster, is shut down, the Domain Pending Cancellation Per US Government Order on Jan 23 2009.
Published Jun 15, 2010 WBTV Charlotte NC News.VIDEO....Shut Down Violent Jihad Website of Samir Khan says PI Bill Warner, CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.
Published Jun 15, 2010 Tampa News Video....Bill Warner Private Investigator Shuts Down Violent Jihad Websites. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.
Published Jul 16, 2010.... FOX NEWS VIDEO..Sarasota Private Investigator Bill Warner Shuts Down Al-Qaeda Websites, stops the information flow and recruitment of lone wolf terrorists, CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.
Published...Thursday, January 12th, 2012.....Al-Qaeda Linked Ansar Al-Mujahideen website seeks support for Tampa terrorist Sami Osmakac, Ansar Al-Mujahideen is hosted by Dotster Inc in Vancouver WA, USA. Online jihadist community is asking for support and prayers for Tampa terrorist Sami Osmakac via the “Ansar Al-Mujahideen website“, see link to terror website http://www.ansar1.info/ . The Al-Qaeda linked terror website, Ansar Al-Mujahideen is hosted by Dotster, Inc. in Vancouver WA, USA, see link http://www.whois.net/whois/ansar1.info .This is the same Dotster, Inc that hosted the Somalia Al-Shabaab terror website in 2008 and run by Daphne AL terrorist Omar Hammami.
THE CURRENT TERROR WEBSITE HOSTED BY DOTSTER;
Domain ID: D31419025-LRMS
Domain Name: http://www.ansar1.info/
Last Updated On: 12-Jan-2012 04:01:43 UTC
Expiration Date: 04-Feb-2014 16:49:41 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar: Dotster, Inc.
Registrant Organization:c/o http://www.ansar1.info/
Registrant Street1: P.O. Box 821650
Registrant City: Vancouver
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98682
Registrant Contry: US
Registrant Phone: 1-360-449-5933
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com