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Islamic Group Promotes al-Qaida From Homer Web Site

HACKERs: Center for Islamic Studies and Research uses teen’s Internet bulletin board. HOMER — A friendly Internet bulletin board run by an Anchor Point high school student morphed last weekend into a worldwide al-Qaida propaganda outpost calling for attacks on the United States in response to the war on Iraq. The Web site was hacked into by a radical Islamic group that has been moving its Internet site regularly for at least a year. More than 1,000 people used the portal to check al-Qaida’s latest views on the war. By Tuesday morning, the alien information had been removed, presumably to nest again in a few weeks on someone else’s server. The brief brush with world events perplexed Garrett Johnson, 17, who set up the Web site in his spare time and works weekends at an Anchor Point service station. He hadn’t checked his site in several days. The Arabic pages could no longer be found by the time he started getting calls Tuesday from East Coast reporters and the FBI. “It was all over before I knew what was going on,” Johnson said. “At first I wondered if the FBI was going to be busting down my door wondering if I was al-Qaida related.” Full Story

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