Terror Web Watch for February 10, 2006
Item 1: Calls to Set Fire to More Embassies in the Region Joined by Instructions for Making Fire Bombs
Item 2: Palestinian Paper Publishes Warnings of “A Season of Migration” from Iraq (Country Profile) to Lebanon
Item 3: The E-Jihad Against Denmark: Protests over Cartoons Depicting the Prophet Mohammed Spread to Cyberspace
Item 4: Hamas’ On-Line Children’s Magazine: Al-Fateh
Item 5: Video: Islamic Radicals in New York
The Terror Web Watch collects intelligence through active monitoring of Jihadist and other threat group web sites, forums, and other communication environments. Terrorists and their supporters call it Jihad electroni, the electronic Jihad. For them, exploiting the Internet is considered a vital part of raising money, spreading their ideology, building up support, and inspiring others to become terrorists. To a lesser extent, the Internet is also used for training, by circulating training manuals and videos, for discussing targets, and for planning and organizing operations.
Given how important the Internet is to terrorists and to the greater radical Islamist movement that supports them, monitoring the activities of terrorists and suspected terrorists in cyberspace should be nearly as paramount as monitoring their activities on the ground.