December 12, 2007

Special Report: The Facebook Jihad

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A special report from an anonymous Jawa operative on jihadi use of the popular Facebook social networking website.

Much has been said about the lack of importance placed upon the “cyber jihad” from government and military counter-terrorism agencies. The YouTube Jihad phenomena as well as other domestic hosting of online terror activities has been well documented here at the Jawa Report, Snapped Shot, Michelle Malkin, LGF, and others. But recently I’ve been digging up another clever use of the internet by terror groups: the high school and college social networking megasite Facebook.com

Facebook is designed to attract young people and allow them to easily share pictures, video, articles, and generally stay in touch. It seems many terrorist groups and their supporters have seen that as the perfect combination for recruitment. To sign up, all they need is an email- many use fake names, like this guy who used the name of the Gama’at Al-Islamiyya terror group.

From there, they need to set up a Facebook Group to attract people. Groups like 14 Shabat, Muslim Brotherhood, and even some Al-Qaida wannabes are featured [pictured at top of page.

Other groups are more general, such as "Resistance Movement Supporters” where group members are greeted with pictures Hamas leaders.

Wonder who was responsible for your last DDOS attack, Rusty? Maybe it was “Islamic Force” a team meetup group for jihadi “hackers”. While this group only has a few members, many groups number well into the hundreds, like this PLO support group with over 400, or this group supporting PFLP terrorist and plane hijacker Leila Kahled at nearly a thousand members.

Once the group is made, it’s time to get the message out. Facebook makes this easy, allowing you to upload videos, pictures, and external links for your friends to check out.

The videos shown are typical of the 70 posted to the Leila Kahled group, with most decrying Israeli "atrocities" or extolling the virtues of the resistance groups, showing their attacks on civilians, Israeli, or American troops. Here are examples of videos hosted by “Resistance Movement Supporters” including Hezbollah training videos, propaganda, and filmed attacks on civilian targets. Among the various groups are literally hundreds of propaganda posters and recruitment ads.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, or PFLP, is one of the more common terror organizations, with about a dozen Facebook groups and several hundred supporters. This is a screenshot of the largest of these groups, taken down after several weeks of harassing Facebook’s abuse report function by yours truly. PFLP on facebook relies heavily on images of Che Geuvara and Leila Kahled to appeal to young people.

By far the most common terror groups on Facebook, however, support Hamas and Hezbollah. A list of several dozen such groups is given at the end of this post.

The last group of terror supporters are perhaps the most despicable in my opinion: for example, a group called “Support Our Troops!” No, not American troops, silly, the one who are trying to kill American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Note that the group Administrator is from the University of Arizona and that of the 128 group members some are from from TX, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Celeveland, New York, LA, DC… have we forgotten what treason is? Oh right, this is treason.

I almost forgot- What would any good terrorist roundup be without point out the obvious child abuse? Here you go.

And here, and here, and here .

Facebook is wildly popular among teens and college students. Do you know what your kids are seeing on Facebook?

Citations below (feel free to sign up for a Facebook account and start reporting them!)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2210247460
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18441314920
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19430258288
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4869758438
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2427511491
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3556567050
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19582572128
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2374371437
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2234092210
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2215260251
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2276902316
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2229213260
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2215417185
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5382689447
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204579066
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8356725733
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6901924273
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2250229238
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2242159522
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2253678098
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2364573792
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5513133290
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204636213
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4846972012
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2230973692
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3872464731
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2369648675
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2356096279
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2577476182
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18027796632
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2337699286
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4824827996
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2367835207
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2428554420
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5586178306
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2393193596
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2230390394
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4297348593
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2235378591
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2215417185
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6621980780
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2228104662
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2414891091
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6978286878
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2441269759
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2235504143
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5768192333
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4971216724
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2207520552
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2264298994
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2868170411
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4747486708
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19152389080
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2250444628
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4553828042
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2367032552
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4164923492
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2229576478
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28461535720
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19712723544
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2387894129
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2382305955
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4885863966
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26333135136
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5261996871
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18063268048
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4828065948
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2228995421

Thanks to anonymous Zionist pimp #5.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:01 PM | Comments |