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The Internet at the Service of Jihad Organizations

Al-Qaeda and other Jihadi organizations have identified the enormous potential of the internet as a public relations and propaganda tool, and a conduit for transferring operational information. The intensive use of the internet by these organizations received widespread attention in the report prepared by the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on May 8, 2008.

These organizations have shown impressive knowledge of the new technology, sites and software, which could aid them in their propaganda struggle. They, therefore, put considerable effort into bringing detailed explanations of the benefits to be obtained from these technological tools, to the attention of the surfers in Jihadi forums. The following review illustrates the extensive knowledge gained regarding the potential of the new technological tools, as well as the endeavor to publicize them to as many surfers as possible, identifying with the Jihadi ideology.

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