Battered by U.S. drones in recent years, Taliban fighters in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region have appealed for Islamic hackers to help defeat the drone technology. "Any opinions, thoughts, ideas and practical implementations to defeat this drone technology must be communicated to us as early as possible because these would aid the Ummah [global Islamic nation] greatly in its war against the Crusader-Zionist enemy," the Taliban said in an article published in their newly launched magazine Azan. The first issue of Azan, dated March 2013, was released by the Jamia Hafsa Urdu Forum, a Pakistani jihadi internet forum. Jaffer Hussain, author of the article "The Drone Chain," wrote: "These drones can be hacked and manipulated, as evidenced by the efforts of the Iraq[i] mujahideen. Furthermore, they can be destroyed using various technologies that the mujahideen are working on. To request a full copy of this MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor report, send us an email with the report title, number, and date in the subject line, and include your name, title, organization, and official contact info in the body of the email.
May 8, 2013
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