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marct
07-20-2007, 11:22 AM
I just got this from MEMRI


The Enemy Within: Where are the Islamist/Jihadist Websites Hosted, and What Can Be Done About It?

To view this Inquiry and Analysis in HTML, visit: http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=IA37407 .

Today, in a briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia and Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, MEMRI's president Yigal Carmon spoke about Islamist/Jihadi websites.

The briefing was based on a study prepared by MEMRI which highlighted the fact that all Islamist/Jihadi websites are hosted by Western primarily American Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The study also discussed the question of what can be done about it, and stressed the fact that most if not all ISPs do not know what is the content of the websites they are hosting, due to the language gap, since most of these websites are in Arabic.

During the briefing, MEMRI announced that it is taking upon itself a public service - offering ISPs that want to know about the content of the sites they are hosting information regarding those sites within 7-10 days, so they can make an informed decision on whether they want to continue hosting these sites.

ISPs can now access the MEMRI Public Service Guide (MEMRI PSG) through a dedicated webpage, www.MEMRIPSG.org (http://www.memripsg.org/) and submit their questions.

The briefing included a video of material posted on these Islamist/Jihadi websites. To view the video, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRc9UByJJsk .

Much more at the site...

Marc