Category Archives: Internet and Terror


The Jihadist’s guide to the galaxy

As online indoctrination spreads to the relatively untapped American market, we take closer look at the darker alleys of the Internet

Niv Lillian, Nir Boms, YNET
“I see 16, 17-year-olds who have been indoctrinated on the Internet turn up on the battlefield,” says US Army Brigadier-General John Custer. And as head of intelligence for the US Central Command, he should know. “We capture them; we kill them every day in Iraq, in Afghanistan.”

But while the use of the Internet as a recruiting tool is old news in the Middle East, experts are now warning that jihadist websites aimed at young Americans have made the jump from amateurish to dangerously sophisticated. Continue reading