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February 27, 2007 Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 329

Cyberspace as a Combat Zone: The Phenomenon of Electronic Jihad

February 27, 2007 | By Eli Alshech
Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 329

Alongside military jihad, which has been gaining momentum and extracting an ever growing price from many countries around the globe, Islamists have been developing a new form of warfare, termed "electronic jihad," which is waged on the Internet. This new form of jihad was launched in recent years and is still in its early stages of development. However, as this paper will show, Islamists are fully aware of its destructive potential, and persistently strive to realize this potential....

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