Islamist Instructions how to foster anti-war sentiment - among Americans

John Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Mon Mar 26 08:35:41 MDT 2007


Special Dispatch Series - No. 1508
March 20, 2007

Islamist Website Instructs Mujahideen in Using 
Popular U.S. Web Forums to Foster Anti-War Sentiment among Americans

In the past few months, Islamists engaged in 
"media jihad" have increased their efforts to 
expose as broad a Western audience as possible to 
their jihad films, which purport to document the 
growing success of the mujahideen in Iraq and 
Afghanistan. As part of this endeavor, they have 
posted jihad films on popular free video-sharing 
websites such as YouTube, LiveLeak, and Google 
Video, hoping that such films will tip public 
opinion in the West against the war in Iraq and 
Afghanistan - thus pressuring Western governments 
to withdraw their troops from these countries.

As part of the campaign to foster anti-war 
sentiment among Westerners, and more specifically 
among Americans, a member of the Al-Mohajroon 
Islamist website with the username Al-Wathiq 
Billah instructed mujahideen in how to infiltrate 
popular American forums and to use them to 
distribute jihad films and spread disinformation about the war.

The following are excerpts: 

"Raiding American Forums is Among the Most 
Important Means of Obtaining Victory in the 
Fierce Media War
 and of Influencing the Views of the Weak-Minded American"

"There is no doubt, my brothers, that raiding 
American forums is among the most important means 
of obtaining victory in the fierce media war... 
and of influencing the views of the weak-minded 
American who pays his taxes so they will go to 
the infidel American army. This American is an 
idiot and does not [even] know where Iraq is... 
[It is therefore] mandatory for every electronic 
mujahid [to engage in this raiding]."

"It is better that you raid non-political forums 
such as music forums and trivia forums... which 
American people... favor... Define your target[ed 
forum]... and get to know it well... Post your 
contribution and do not get into... futile arguments..."

Indicate You Are an American

"Obviously, you have to register yourself using a 
purely American name... Choose an icon that 
indicates that you are an American, and place it 
next to your nickname [in the forum]."

"In my experience, the areas most visited in 
American forums... [are titled] 'Random Thoughts' 
and 'What's going on in your mind?'... [The 
former] takes priority in the American forums, 
and is highly popular. You should post your 
contribution there... This should include films 
of the mujahideen in Iraq, mujahideen 
publications in English, and images and films of 
the Americans' crimes, [such as] killing unarmed civilians in Iraq... etc."

"Invent Stories About American Soldiers You Have [Allegedly] Personally Known"

"Obviously, you should post your contribution... 
as an American... You should correspond with 
visitors to this forum, [bringing to their 
attention] the frustrating situation of their 
troops in Iraq... You should invent stories about 
American soldiers you have [allegedly] personally 
known (as classmates... or members in a club who 
played baseball and tennis with you) who were 
drafted to Iraq and then committed suicide while 
in service by hanging or shooting themselves..."

"Also, write using a sad tone, and tell them that 
you feel sorry for your [female] neighbor or 
co-worker who became addicted to alcohol or 
drugs... because her poor fiancé, a former 
soldier in Iraq, was paralyzed or [because] his 
legs were amputated... [Use any story] which will 
break their spirits, oh brave fighter for the sake of God..."

How to Make Americans Feel Frustrated With Their Government

"You should enter into debate or respond only if 
it is extremely necessary... Your concern should 
[only] be introducing topics which... will cause 
[them to feel] frustration and anger towards 
their government..., which will... render them 
hostile to Bush... and his Republican Party and 
make them feel they must vote to bring the troops 
back from Iraq as soon as possible."

"Do not... discuss issues pertaining to Arabs or 
Muslims at all, whether negatively or 
positively... because this could be a trap for 
you... In addition, do not ask people to 
circulate the material [you have posted] in other 
forums... as these types of requests will expose you..."

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