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Archive for March, 2010
Well, yesterday, yet another YouTuber was arrested. This time is was Norman Leboon, Sr. for threatening to kill Eric Cantor, the Virginia Congressman.
From the Philadelpia Inquirer…
Norman Leboon, 38, of the 1600 block of Benner Street in Mayfair, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia with two counts involving threats against U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican House whip.
Leboon was arrested Saturday by the FBI, three days after his YouTube video was seen by someone in San Francisco and reported to the FBI.
Well how about that? Someone posted threats on YouTube? Say it isn’t so! The funny (or not so funny) thing is that it’s just possible that the FBI ignored Leboon’s brother’s reporting on his brother because, well, threats are nothing new at YouTube. They are everywhere.
YouTuber AllahAkChew had a threat posted on her channel just today by user MujahidAK74U . Even the user names are threatening — take killkuffs for example. It doesn’t take a lot of cognitive ability to realize that “killkuffs” means kill kafir — kafir being the term that muslims use for non-believers. Then there are all the terrorist avatars that YouTube ignores. If you think I’m kidding, just go look through the avatars on IslamicRevolutionTV’s subscribers page. Here are a few samples:
And then there are the backgrounds that people put on their channels, which are a whole other story. The point is, YouTube turns a blind eye every day to the hatred and violence and threats and thereby hosts a culture of threats and violence.
And if a user is suspended, they just come back under a new user ID like Colleen LaRose did, while again, YouTube turns a blind eye. Their policies state that you are not allowed to make a new ID when you are suspended, but it’s up to the community to bring it to YouTube’s attention. I can understand that they have so much video uploaded every day, yada, yada, yada. Just because something is difficult to do, you are not absolved of your responsibilities. (“Yeah, Mr. IRS man, those tax forms are just too difficult…” Wonder how that’d work out…! )
How many true believer whackjobs like Colleen LaRose, Normal Leboon or Nidal Hassan is it going to take for YouTube to own their responsibility? Yeah — it’s rhetorical. The answer is, most likely never.
A friend has come up with another way to hold Google/YouTube’s feet to the fire though, and it is ingenious. Google and YouTube have advertisers. I doubt those advertisers would be happy to see their ads on pages that advocate things like killing U.S. Congressmen or wiping out the Jews. Maybe a hit in the pocketbook is the cattleprod we need to wake up Google/YouTube.
All hands on deck – let’s roll!
Related Jawas post – heh!
Flagged this jerk this morning along with other folks from the Jihadi Smackdown of the Day we took this sucker OUT! Thank you YouTube for dumping this trash!
3,010 videos of radical islamic propaganda cleaned off the YouTube servers. A step in the right direction! I wonder how long it takes to upload 3010 videos? LOL!
A little celebration music:
Join us! The more the merrier.
These guys ROCK!
Updated — check out THIS version of OPEN SEASON! Whoa!
Hat Tip to RW — thanks!
So YouTube definitely has issues. A friend put together this funny video – a Nasheed actually – which is nothing more than an Islamic song. But see, the muslims like their Nasheeds to praise things like, oh, Mujahideen, Taliban, other violent stuff like that. My friend wanted to praise boobies! All hail boobies! The funny thing is, the original video is on YouTube here, but when my friend added a terrorist flag at the beginning (which he borrowed from other videos at YouTube) and and called it a Nasheed, it got taken down by YouTube. And lest you think that it was the terrorist flag that did it, there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of videos with terrorist flags and they don’t get taken down. So here’s the offending video, hosted at another site, complete with terrorist flags.
So what can we take away from this?
Does a terrorist flag or logo get a video removed from YouTube? No.
Do boobies get a video removed from YouTube? No.
Does poking fun at terrorists get your video removed from YouTube? Absolutely.
Hey YouTube – we know what side you’re on. Traitors.
Addendum: Just to belabor the point a little, the video removed from YouTube was not used to poke fun at muslims. It was poking fun at terrorists. Peace-loving muslims would not be watching a video with a terrorist flag/logo on it, therefore peace-loving muslims would not be offended by it. The people who would be offended by this juxtaposition of images are TERRORISTS and TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS.
Ok – that sounds really, well, mean. But here’s what I’m talking about. What is it about both groups that want to be in your face? I have personal beliefs about homosexuality that don’t really play into by beliefs about the way obnoxious gay activist types who just really want you to see what they’re all about behave. Case in point, the ones who walk around looking like this because somehow they think the rest of us need to see it:
Sorry, but my first thought is “attention whore!” And that’s the same response I had today, when I read the comments on a post at Jawas… The post is about a Marine wife blogger whose husband was just killed in Afghanistan (may he rest in peace.) The proper response should be “I am so sorry for your loss” or something to that effect. But in the comments, the attention whore known as Censored31 posted this:
Yep. That’s an attention whore for you. Thankfully another poster had a much more well-reasoned response than I did…
Right on jaya. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we should feel sorry for these guys — the ones who really will spend eternity in hell fire. On the other hand, I sort of agree with the Marines….
I thought I’d post another “connect the dots” piece — YouTube IS the #1 hosting service for terrorist and terrorist sympathizing websites. A quick perusal of various sites shows that most videos that are embedded on their sites are hosted at YouTube, with a smattering of LiveLeak and a few others.
Here’s an example of a YouTube video being embedded at several terrorist sites. I started here:
I’ll save you from having to watch the whole thing — it’s loaded with
emotionally charged images, interspersed with a script that goes thru 20th century history (not sure of the veracity of all of the claims – a better historian than I might note bias – and then basically says that the khalifah and shariah will cure all the ills of society (including, of course, pedophilia – yeah, I am rolling my eyes as I type.) It then encourages muslims to bring about this Islamic state so that it can be implemented throughout the whole world. Here’s a definition for you of Khalifah:
the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; “many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world”
So even though this video, on it’s face, does not seem particularly violent or shocking, it is calling for Muslims to attempt to bring about this forced Islamic rule. It uses the images and history “lesson” to stir up the emotions of the easily led – think Nidal Hassan or Colleen LaRose – and motivate them to action. Propaganda for sure! So where is this video being used? Well let’s just check that out…
Here it is at
At ismaweb.net – a Malay Islamic forum:
Ahh! And our old “friend”
This is surrounded by articles that show sympathy for Colleen LaRose (JihadJane), exultation over the death of Mohammad Al-Muhajiri as being a “success” as a martyr and others.
And here we have the video at the “we share a dream” blog…
I don’t have a translator for that language, but in case you’re not sure
what the blog supports, they have this a little farther down the page for
So how long is YouTube going to continue as a tool for the terrorists?
That’s a question that remains to be seen. The problem is that
videos like the one featured here appear, at first glance, to be simply a
history lesson. You have to pay attention to realize that that “history
lesson” is being used to incite violent jihad. The key is the context.
And the context doesn’t lie at YouTube, it lies in the environment where the video is embedded. It takes work to look this up, but anyone can do it. I would urge any of you out there to see what you can discover – I think you’d be surprised how easy it is to find. And then send your detailed complaints to YouTube via their flagging tool on each video you find linked in terrorist forums. It’s a target-rich environment, and we can use all the help we can get!
As we are reeling from the revelation of yet another attempted plot to assassinate Lars Vilks for his cartoon image of Mohammed as a dog, the media would have us believe that such “radical” and “extreme” violence is something new – something that has evolved in Islam over time. Conversely, according to IslamWatch, “Muhammad’s life is a testament of ceaseless raids and plundering expeditions of highway caravans and waging wars against the infidel” in which “he himself had orchestrated more than one hundred raids, plundering expeditions and wars.” In the days of Muhammed, groups of men required to meet together physically to plan and carry out their offensives. From those fledgling days of congregated warfare, to yesterday’s small groups who trained together in order to execute their missions, to today’s “lone wolf,” the terrorists have shown an amazing ability to adapt to changing technologies. The terrorist of the future will find the tools of the internet increasingly important for their “open source jihad.” If we do not meet the terrorists on this internet battlefield, it will be at our own expense.
Mohammed had to hold planning meetings with his advisors, recruit men to follow him, institute training camps, and then follow through with his raids. Because of the lack of technology, all of these things demanded real, physical proximity. Fast forward to 1983. An organization known as “Islamic Jihad” claims responsibility for the bombings of the Marine barracks in Beirut. Planning meetings for this were allegedly held in Damascus – a physical meeting place. In 1993, the first World Trade Center bombing was conducted by Ramzi Yousef and others. Ramzi had spent time in Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan and received explosives training there. His uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who funded the mission, began his jihad training in his youth and was also trained by Al Qaeda after personally meeting Afghan mujahid Abdul Rasul Sayyaf. Khalid Sheik Mohammed went on to plan other terrorist attacks and eventually to mastermind the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks of 2001. In 1998, the US Embassy bombings in Tanzania, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were pulled off by 21 people associated with Egyptian Islamic Jihad – including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. The operatives for this attack had trained together at Hezbollah training camps in Lebanon. While these groups were becoming increasingly efficient, there was still a need for centralized planning and human interaction in order to ensure success.
Today we are finding that the evolving state of terrorism is trending toward a “lone wolf” scenario. On November 5, 2009, Nidal Hassan acted alone when he opened fire at Ft. Hood and killed 13 people and wounded 30 more. It later turned out that Hasan had been in email contact with radical Islamic cleric Anwar al Awlaki, who is widely believed to be an al Qaeda recruiter. In December of 2009, five American youths from Virginia were arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, where they had tried to contact terrorist groups to volunteer for Jihad after having made email contact with Taliban organizations beforehand. On Christmas Day of 2009, Nigerian-born Farouk Abdulmutallab, who had been in contact with Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen, tried to bring down an airliner over Detroit, but succeeded only in giving himself some nasty burns on his upper thighs, thereby earning himself the derisive nickname “the underwear bomber.” Al Awlaki admitted when interviewed that he had “kept in contact” with Abdulmtallab. Most recently, the YouTube hirabist Colleen “Jihad Jane” LaRose, whose downward spiral was documented by members of Operation YouTube Smackdown, The Jawa Report, Quoth The Raven, Internet Anthropologist Think Tank and others, began an online relationship with terrorists, traveling to Europe to allegedly marry a foreign national in order to commit the murder of Lars Vilks of Sweden, hoping ultimately to become a martyr. She used internet chat rooms and emails to help organize the plan and recruit others into it. In each of these cases, the internet has played an vital role in bringing together easily manipulated individuals and terrorist mentors.
As we look to the future, the trend away from centralization and toward individuals acting, seemingly on their own, is likely to continue. Rather than converging en masse to strategize with one’s followers, a mentor now only requires a simple laptop and internet access or internet active cell phone whereby he may send instructions to would-be jihadis. The terrorist blog mujahidblog.com (link anonymized) calls this “open source jihad” and explains that it benefits violent jihad because, among other things, it can be accessed anywhere with no physical gathering space necessary, people who are not very well educated can be easily motivated to fight, and that because of the nature of the internet it provides “amplified propaganda capabilities.” Indeed, Anwar Al Alwiki, who had been in contact with both Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood shooter, and Farouk Abdulmutullab, the Christmas Day epic fail bomber, has produced a pamphlet outlining “44 Ways to Support Jihad,” (also found here and here on YouTube.) Along with the admonitions of fundraising for the Mujahideen and encouraging others to fight in Jihad, number 29 is an item which he lists as “WWW Jihad.” He calls these people the “internet mujahideen” and encourages them to establish discussion forums related to Jihad, to establish email lists, to post or email Jihad literature and news, and to set up websites related to Jihad. These admonitions play directly into the activity we have seen on the internet, and will continue to do so in the future.
From the time of Muhammed, Islamic jihad has featured violence against non-believers which demanded tangible presence to be executed. As terrorist movements become increasingly characterized by “lone wolf” scenarios and as radical Islamic clerics call for even greater use of technology to both join them together and also to spread propaganda, terrorist’s use of forums such as YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, LiveLeak and Facebook and any other internet technologies which evolve to encite and train their followers will become that much more important to their ability to conduct the business of terrorism.
These uses of technology and the internet must be taken seriously if we wish to impede the spread of terrorism. To disregard threats posed over the internet, which is emerging as a vital terrorist tool for battle, is to seal our own fate.
So here’s an interesting bit – this is from YouTube user FuryofMsMarvel‘s YouTube channel background… You need to start at the bottom of the image and read up – it’s the way YouTube’s comments work – newest at the top. The story is that there was a YouTube user named MuslimahoftheCentury who was a 16 year old girl and was what we would call a moderate muslim. Colleen’s boyfriend (or someone she wanted as her boyfriend), MujahidFilKilafah, threatened to slit the girl’s throat because she was moderate. Youtube user TheTruthPrevail99 was concerned for her his friend, Fatima aka Colleen, and confronted her about MujahidFilKilafah’s actions. Colleen’s response was pretty chilling. Keep in mind that Colleen fashioned herself as a mother figure to the muslim community on YouTube, encouraging them in jihad. Start reading at the bottom….
Again, thetruthprevail99 is a friend of Colleen/Fatimah.
Thetruthprevail99 is taking Colleen/Fatimah to task because Colleen/Fatima’s boyfriend threatened to slit the throat of MuslimahofTheCentury, a 16 year old moderate muslim, for the crime of being moderate.
Thetruthprevail99 posted Colleen/Fatimah’s response to thetruthprevail99’s complaint against the boyfriend in which Colleen/Fatimah defends her boyfriend for his threat.
thetruthprevail then states that he is not posting this to spread fitnah on her(meaning “to persecute” her), but because he and his fiance fight against people who misuse the Koran for their own “lusts.”
Really there’s not much to say about that. She defends violence against even other muslims because she loooooves her terrorist boyfriend. Like I have said many times, the ones we call “violent” or “bad muslims” or “extremists” believe that moderation is evil and are willing to kill those that we would see as “peaceful” muslims. They quote MANY sources from the Koran to back up their positions. The truth is, any Islamist will become a violent “extremist” given the right motivation. Fortunately for us, according to the “extremists,” many of them don’t know their own religion’s teachings.
God help us if they start figuring it out.
Meanwhile, it appears that Colleen is singing like the proverbial canary. That chick must have a lot of tales to tell!
Edited: it appears from the image above that thetruthprevail99 is a male named “Mike.”
Edit #2: Still confused? Read the comments for the nutshell version in better English…