An Internet Jihad Sells Extremism to Viewers in the U.S.

[New York Times] Michael Moss and Souad Mekhennet - When bin Laden issued his videotaped message to the American people last month, a young jihad enthusiast in North Carolina went online to help spread the word. Samir Khan, 21, who was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in Queens, serves as a kind of Western relay station for the multimedia productions of violent Islamic groups. "Even if it annoys the disbelievers, the truth must be preached," Khan said in an interview. Terrorism experts at West Point say there are as many as 100 English language sites offering militant Islamic views.

2007-10-15 01:00:00

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