Terror Web Watch for July 1, 2005
Item 1: Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi’s speech for a Muslim holiday published on video with English subtitles
Item 2: Advice and guidance on getting to Iraq through Syria
Item 3: Insurgents, terrorists instructed on how to use invisible ink for secure communications
Item 4: Video Available: ‘All of Religion Will Be For Allah,’ from al-Qaeda in the Land of the Two Rivers
Item 5: A guide to interrogation for the Mujahideen
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.