Say it ain’t so…
Terrorists use Web against ‘idiot’ Americans, fostering anti-war sentiment by posing online as citizens.
Islamic terrorists are engaged in a “media jihad” in which they encourage jihadists to pose online as Americans to foster anti-war sentiment in the U.S.
Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, a posting on the Al-Mohajroon Islamist website with the username Al-Wathig Billah provides instructions on how to infiltrate popular American Internet forums and use them to distribute jihad films and spread anti-war sentiments.
“Our experience shows that such instructions often yield compliance,” Eli Alshech, director of the Jihad and Terrorism Project at MEMRI, told WND.
The instructions direct jihadists to “raid non-political forums and trivia forums which American people favor.”
Contributors are encouraged to register as Americans and to use a purely American-sounding username: “Choose an icon that indicates that you are an American, and place it next to your nickname.”
As reported by MEMRI, the Al-Mohajroon website instructs media jihad as follows:
“There is no doubt, my brothers, that raiding American forums is among the most important means of obtaining victory in the fierce media war … and of influencing the views of the weak-minded American who pays his taxes so they will go to the infidel American army. This American is an idiot and does not [even] know where Iraq is … [It is therefore] mandatory for every electronic mujad [to engage in this raiding].”
“Obviously, you should post your contribution … as an American … You should correspond with visitors to this forum, [bringing to their attention] the frustrating situation of their troops in Iraq … You should invent stories about American soldiers you have [allegedly] personally known (as classmates … or members in a club who played baseball and tennis with you) who were drafted to Iraq and then committed suicide while in service by hanging or shooting themselves.
WND asked Alshech how a viewer could identify if particular postings on popular sites such as YouTube, LiveLeak and Google Video were examples of media jihad.
The tack and deception on the Islamofascist websites bear an eerie resemblance to the bulk of the main stream media. This is also where nutroots like Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (the “DailyKos”) and George Soros (MoveOn.org) likely get their ideas. Media influence especially in war, is conducted according to the agenda(s) of respective editors. Wartime opinions and viewpoints are often too contentious for unadorned facts. In this war, however, there should be no debate or controversy. The purpose and the reasons are pretty clear cut. Iraq and Afghanistan are on their way to being former terrorist Islamofascist strongholds and the rest of the Middle Eastern havens are crapping their pants in anticipation.