"America Defends Al Qaeda Websites"Aaron Weisburd responds to my post Islam vs. the Free World: The Battle on the Internet:
"America Defends Al Qaeda Websites"
Surveillance, or monitoring - such as it is conducted by the US today - is not generally done in a manner that can make effective use of what intelligence can be gathered. Many "investigations" of Islamist websites - involving keeping those sites online - appear to be investigations in name only. It is a question for the United States Congress to ask, as to how many "counter-terrorism investigations" being conducted involve Jihadist websites, and what do the agencies involved have to show for their efforts to keep such sites online? Particularly as compared to the growing pile of dead bodies that stands in mute judgement over the conduct of the "war on terror". The result of all the above is that while the victims of Islamist terrorism are mostly not Americans, the websites being used to build up the global jihad are mostly serviced by American companies, and to the extent that the US government is encouraging that behavior, the United States has become a leading state-sponsor of global Islamist terrorism. If you're an American, and you don't like how that sounds: good. Now do something about it. Other governments take a more aggressive approach: if they can arrest the administrators of such sites, they do so. If the sites are hosted in their country they shut them down. And if the sites are hosted in the United States they contact the service providers directly. This is NOT an American problem, this is a global problem, and the more other countries get involved in combatting the global jihad online the better for all of us who would rather not just sit and wait to be victims.
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