Posts Tagged ‘Al-Qaeda’

 
 

Weiman, G. (2004). WWW.Terror.Net. How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet. United States Institute of Peace, 31(116), 1-12.

Al-Qaeda widely used the Internet to effect social change, boosting fears or influencing political decisions. Terrorism on the Internet is a dynamic phenomenon. Through the internet Al-Qaeda intends to approach three audiences; potential supporters, international society and enemies. For mass media, policy makers and security agencies it is very difficult to use the Internet by [...]

Weimann, G. (2008). The Psychology of Mass-Mediated Terrorism. American Behavioral Scientist, 52(1), 69-86.

There were between 1998 and 2007 thousands of websites, online forums and chat rooms in use by terrorists and their sympathizers. Internet has become the world’s leading communication tool for Al Qaeda. Communication via the Internet is relatively safe, cheap, easy and anonymous. Al-Qaeda attempts to use the Internet three audiences to approach potential supporters, [...]

Author: ccpdegroot
Posted on: April 5, 2011

Lynch, M. (2006). Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategies. The National Interest, 83: pp. 50-56.

Al-Qaeda is increasingly becoming a media phenomenon, by carefully timing spectacular terrorist attacks, as well as videos of Osama bin Laden and his lieutenant Ayman Zawahiri, in order to obtain maximum media attention. Al Qaeda uses the Internet to spread messages, people recruitment, coordination and planning of terrorist attacks and train potential jihadists. Osama bin [...]

Author: ccpdegroot
Posted on: April 5, 2011