Ignorance is not bliss. We have learned that members of the mosque attended by Nidal Hasan are
telling the media that they “have no pity” on the people murdered and wounded by Hasan, and we are
finding out that Hasan was listed as a participant in a Homeland Security Policy Institute’s presidential transition task force last year. Now we are finding out that Hasan worshipped under the same radical Yemini imam as 3 of the 9-11 terrorists. We cannot afford to ignore what is going on in the Muslim world.
There are those who do not understand what I have meant when I have told you that YouTube is supporting, aiding and abetting our enemy. There are those who think I am overstating that.
Please let me show you what I mean, and why we need to hold YouTube’s feet to the
fire for as long as it takes to get them to take responsibility for what they are doing.
According to an article at wired.com the terrorists use YouTube to host their videos so that they don’t have to pay for the bandwidth. In other words, using YouTube’s free services, based in the
United States, enables the terrorists to continue broadcasting their propaganda at no cost. How convenient!
I know you’ve seen videos at YouTube and the hirabist sympathizers who post their “Allah Akhbar!” comments there. But what I want you to see is how these videos are then used in terrorist forums. I
am only going to use one example, but there are many, many more.
The site we’re going to look at is alboraq.com. It is a forum for Mujahideen, and Jihad & Reform front, and others. Here are 3 screen caps of the home page:
If you wish to view the site yourself, click here — this is an anonymized (so they can’t see your ip address) translated (from Arabic to English) link.
On a specific
at al boroq. com (again, this link is anonymized and translated) you
can see that there was a poster who shared multiple videos at YouTube.
The title of this video is Appeal to the Ansar al-Islam to unite with the Islamic State of Iraq. Ansar
Al-Islam was designated a terrorist organization in 2004, and the Islamic State of Iraq is an umbrella organization of a number of Iraqi insurgent groups established on October 15, 2006. While the video
itself just appears to be an imam talking to muslims, when you understand what he’s appealing to them to do, it becomes quite chilling. Oh – and the little symbol in the lower left of the video? That’s As-Sahab, the media production house of al Qaeda.
For grins, I ran a google search for “youtube.com” at the alboraq.info site, and look what it yielded — LOTS of youtube videos. (If you click the links to look for yourself, you might want to click the
cached version or use a proxy so that you are not exposing your ip
address to them. I would also caution NOT to download items
from terrorist sites as they may have viruses.)
YouTubes terms of service state, in part:
While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them.
Yet in blantant violation of their own TOS, and in defiance of Executive Orders, they continue to provide free video hosting services to known terrorist organizations and their followers. This while our soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines have boots on the ground. YouTube is committing treason, and choosing to ignore this will only result in greater encouragement for more terrorist attacks against our citizens.
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