New approach in radical propaganda20/12/2007 Written by minor
It is no secret, that radicals and terrorists are using different approaches to get new members and supporters. One of them is also Web and radical websites and forums. Such websites provide content, that is intended to spread the ideas among visitors.
Creators of this content are mostly anonymous persons, but now the visitors have a possibility to place questions to real person, for some — their icon: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Guardian informed. Media arm of al-Qaida — Al-Sahab said, that Zawahiri would answer the questions as much as he is able.
Such approach is a sign, that war propaganda continues. But also so called “e-jihad” groups are trying to recruit skilled hackers to protect jihadist websites against attacks from another attackers. Dancho Danchev in his blog stated, that none of these are known to have any kind of direct relationships with terrorist groups, therefore they should be considered as terrorist sympathizers.
Anyway, presence of these groups should not be forgotten. Radicals understood the potential power of the Internet in spreading their ideas. Now another logical step would be development of radical forces aiming on digital targets. Their power therefore can’t be underestimated.