The advent of internet use has been a boon for Islamic terrorist operations.
An Indian Court has been called to ban Google Earth amid suggestions the online satellite imaging was used to help plan the terror attacks that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai last month.
A petition entered at the Bombay High Court alleges that the Google Earth service, “aids terrorists in plotting attacks”. Advocate Amit Karkhanis has urged the court to direct Google to blur images of sensitive areas in the country until the case is decided.
There are indications that the gunmen who stormed Mumbai on November 26, and the people trained them, were technically literate. The group appears to have used complex GPS systems to navigate their way to Mumbai by sea. They communicated by satellite phone, used mobile phones with several different SIM cards, and may have monitored events as the siege unfolded via handheld Blackberry web browsers.
Police in Mumbai have said the terrorists familiarised themselves with the streets of Mumbai’s financial capital using satellite images, according to the sole gunman to be captured alive. The commandos who stormed the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai said the militants had made a beeline for the building’s CCTV control room.
Terrorists use the internet like everyone else. Even in the most remote places, with the right equipment, it can be accessed.
They have no trouble using the web for propaganda videos and blogging anti-Western screeds.
So, why should anyone be surprised at the utilization of satelite imagery for the purpose of planning a terrorist attack?
How do you manage to ‘blur images of sensitive areas’ in the world? It’s impossible. The best way to deal with muslim psychos, is to stop them dead in their tracks on the ground. Surveillance, pre-emptive strikes, tracing their internet servers and IP addresses, hacking their internet sites, and just plain acting on good intelligence, puts a big infidel wrench in their plans for jihad.