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Cannoneer No. 4
12-23-2007, 07:14 PM
Reading Their Lips: The Credibility of Jihadi Web Sites as ‘Soft Power’ in the War of the Minds (http://www.sofir.org/sarchives/006274.php)

• The past decade, has witnessed a heightened significance and weight of this medium in the eyes of Jihadis, due to a number of highly important events. These include the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent global war on terrorism; the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq; Jihadi terrorist operations all over the globe; the image of a global clash of religions and civilizations; the sense among large segments of Muslim publics that they face “a war against Islam” in the cover of fighting global terrorism; and the rise of Jihadi terrorism as a global strategic factor in the West. There is a growing dynamic in the mutual relationship between the Jihadi groups that use the Internet, and the global media.

Discovered at Internet Anthropologist (http://warintel.blogspot.com/2007/12/best-terrorist-internet-paradigm-weve.html)

ha modi`in shel ish echad
12-26-2007, 03:05 PM
An earlier work by Reuven Paz:

“Reading Their Lips: The Credibility of Jihadi Web Sites in Arabic as a Source of Information”