June 11, 2007 Special Dispatch No. 1615

How Islamist Internet Forums Are Used to Inform Mujahideen of News from Western Media

June 11, 2007
Special Dispatch No. 1615

Islamists have long used their Internet forums as major conduits for disseminating useful information to the jihad fighters.[1] A comprehensive examination of postings on Islamist forums reveals that they are used not only to spread jihadist propaganda, but also to disseminate information from the Western media that can help the mujahideen in the field or can raise the morale of Islamists around the world....

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