Al-Qaeda Wields Press as Terror Weapon

(Washington Times) Jennifer Harper - Terrorists use the press and public relations as weapons, said a study released Wednesday by Arizona State University. Steven Corman, director of the school's Consortium for Strategic Communication and a Defense Department consultant on communications networks and counterterrorism, analyzed 300 al-Qaeda statements and documents. He found that jihadist operations use consistent patterns of outreach that establish them socially and religiously, generate public sympathy, and intimidate opponents.

2006-05-01 00:00:00

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