Civic Action for a Jihad-Free Internet (CAJFI)

The Enemy Within

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On July 19, 2007 MEMRI held a briefing on Capitol Hill focusing on Jihadist Websites hosted in the U.S. At the briefing, the new MEMRI Public Service Guide was introduced. The MEMRI PSG is a service offered to Internet Service Providers to submit Arabic-language websites that they are hosting for verification that they are not jihadist.

The event also produced MEMRI's Civic Action for a Jihad-Free Internet (CAJFI) initiative. MEMRI informs ISPs about the jihadist material they are hosting and promoting, and a committee comprising high-level distinguished individuals advises them to remove it. Experience has shown that the ISPs – who have no idea who and what they are hosting – are more than willing to remove them when informed of the content. ISPs have negligible financial incentives to host these websites.

The Members of MEMRI's CAJFI Board are:

  • Sen. Joe Lieberman (I/D-CT)
  • Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
  • Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
  • Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)
  • Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
  • Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  • Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
  • Governor Sam Brownback (R-KS)
  • Former CIA Director Jim Woolsey
  • Former FBI Counter-Terrorism Director of Operations Buck Revell
  • Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel
  • Professor Judea Pearl