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Monday, September 04, 2006

Terrorism: Al Qaeda launches website in German

Baghdad, 4 Sept. (AKI) - The latest frontier in al-Qaeda's cyber propaganda war is an attempt to win the hearts and minds of young Muslims living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The Global Islamic Media Front, the 'media arm' of the terror network, has launched a webpage that translates into German all the statements of the Iraqi guerilla groups and publishes their videos. The site is updated daily publishing the most interesting of the Jihadi douments that can be found in jihadi forums in Arabic.

The latest update contains a video testament of a young Saudi suicide bomber Abu Omar al-Najdi who killed himself attacking a US military convoy in northern Iraq. The video was published on the Internet in recent days by al-Qaeda.

There is also ample material regarding the Chechen conflict and Algerian militants, as well as videos of the leadership of al-Qaeda, in particular Ayman al-Zawahiri, produced by the terror network's production house al-Sahab.

In the past there have been similar experiments with English and French language content. However the German site appears more professional than these previous propaganda efforts, being rich in both written and audio/video material and regularly updated.
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