PSA: Support Jihad on the Internet, Go to Jail
I hope some of the webhosts, DNS services, and administrators of Islamist forums who have received letters recently from Jawa supporters will take note: support violent jihad on your websites, go to jail.
Moez Garsallaoui and his wife, “Malika al-Aroud” had claimed they really didn’t know what was going on at the Islamist forum they ran. Right. There is nothing hidden on most of these Islamist forums. You can’t go through a single thread on most of them and not find some sort of support for Islamic terrorism. The “I didn’t know” or “I was just providing a place for others to speak” or “I was just posting what the ‘resistance’ claimed” defenses are insincere. These forums and those that manage them know exactly what they are doing: supporting terrorist activities.
If I understand the facts correctly, the websites in question were islam-minbar.net, minbar-islam.net, and varous iterations of that name. Some of those websites (for instance here) continue to operate. The link above carries the now standard not-responsible for content disclaimer, but has links–put up by the webmaster and not by forum members– to various al Qaeda produced videos and propaganda. Oh, and it’s hosted by a Canadian compnay, bravehost.com.
For more on the various websites connected to these two–and the jihadi fanzines that came after — just click around Internet Haganah for awhile.
You’ll note that the woman in the burqua, Malika, is Belgian by birth.
Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has handed down a guilty verdict on a couple accused of supporting radical Islamic organisations via internet sites.The Tunisian man was sentenced on Thursday to six months in prison plus an additional 18 months suspended for supporting criminal organisations and inciting violence. His Belgian wife was given a six:month suspended sentence for aiding and abetting him….
The accused stood trial in Bellinzona for allegedly letting groups linked to al:Qaeda use internet forums they had set up to exchange information….
The sites were allegedly set up to promote racially motivated crimes. They were also used to publicise claims of responsibility for attacks and threats against Western countries as well as broadcasting images of Islamist attacks and executions….
The 39:year:old man was alleged to have used the forums to suggest that two French journalists taken hostage in Iraq be exchanged for a ransom, killed or set free.
The 48:year:old woman allegedly told another correspondent to go and “fight the war in Iraq”.
What exactly were they doing at the website? Townhall:
Swiss media reported two years ago that the 2004 beheading of American engineer Paul M. Johnson, Jr. in Saudi Arabia was one of a number of executions aired on the sites.The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said a forum on one of the Web sites published letters claiming responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan in July 2004.
Other postings included a threat to kill Italian aid workers Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, who were abducted in Baghdad in September 2004. The two aid workers were later freed.
So, this piece of work encouraged the murder of Simona Pari and Simona Torretta? I’m also guessing the context in which they posted the Paul Johnson beheading murder snuff film was “hooray” not “disgusting barbarism”.While I’m glad these two were convicted, I’m close to rage learning that Moez Garsallaoui, a terror propagandist, was only given 18 months. Can you imagine giving Joseph Goebbels, the chief Nazi propagandist, 18 months?