Islamist Instructions how to foster anti-war sentiment - among Americans
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THE MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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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