Terror Web Watch for July 8, 2005
Item 1: TRC translation and analysis of the claim of responsibility for the 7/7 London attacks
Item 2: Biography of Abu Musaab al-Suri, al-Qaeda’s most dangerous at-large terrorist, with European citizenship and connections
Item 3: Al-Qaeda strategic document discusses attacking Britain
Item 4: Video Available: “The Thunder of Bullets”
Item 5: Second Excerpt of: “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.