Archive for December, 2009

Nothing like messing with terrorists….

The Jawas and Internet Anthropologist have me in stitches. And just for good measure….

Highwinds Update 2

Content is still up…. Just in case you’re wondering. I’m beginning to consider the “hypocrites” tag for the Highwinds posts. I’ll keep checking.

Is this the next Abdulmutallab?

I have a Google Alert set up that snags things off the
internet and today it included this:


Operation by the Mujahid brother Omar Al-Farooq the Nigerian

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So decided to click through and see what that was all
about. 

 

 

Beneath the picture of the epic fail
terrorist is this post….

 

 

 

Yada yada yada.  Blah blah blah. 
(yeah — I cut out a bunch)  But then there’s this:

This, my friends, is a call to kill our
countrymen.  WordPress is normally very responsive when we bring sites like
this to their attention, and I have no doubt that they will be again.  I am
just wondering if the current administration will see fit to monitor people like
this now, or will he wait until one of these attacks succeed?   Maybe
they will be reaching out to the terrorists.   But whatever they
decide to do, there is no doubt that these people exist and want us dead. 
Period.  No amount of "reaching out" will change it.

 

In the “terrorists use the internet” category….

From Reuters via The JIDF:

Abdulmutallab’s Internet postings on Facebook and Islamist chatrooms while he was at school in Togo and at university show a lonely youth struggling between extreme Islamic views and liberalism, according to the Washington Post.

..Posting under the name Farouk1986, he wrote of Arabic language studies in Yemen and plans to apply to Stanford and other leading U.S. universities as well as feelings of depression and loneliness, the newspaper said.

Poor fella. Obviously his loneliness and poverty caused him to want to blow up a plane full of innocent people. Or maybe he found comfort among the wide variety of jihadist material found all over Facebook (despite their Terms of Service against such activity, which Facebook does not fully enforce…)

Couldn’t have put it better myself…

YouTube user LearnToReadTheQuran…the next Hasan?

We report – you decide.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Hq0KgU0iA

Looks like he’s into threatening people. Apparently user “HirabistHunter” attempted to notify YouTube of the threats, but found no way to do so and then put together a video.

Highwinds update

Of note: the videos are still available on the terrorist website at last check this morning. Giving the benefit of the doubt — it is the holidays after all and things just generally move more slowly. Just keeping an eye on it at this point….

Highwinds sees the light!

Got this today —

Thank you for your reply. We will remove this content.

Regards,
Brad

Apparently their investigation revealed what we knew — they were being used by terrorists.

An investigation?

So I heard back from Highwinds today – the company that’s providing services to terrorists that I mentioned here.  To refresh your memory, Highwinds is the ip address that some of the videos NOT hosted at YouTube resolved to when I clicked a video at almoltaqa.ps.

I sent them a courtesy email on November 24th that said:

Dear sirs:

I am not sure if you realize it or not, but the terrorists of Hamas are using your service to embed videos on their site. Here’s a link to one such instance:

http://www dot almoltaqa dot ps/english/showthread.php?s=42cd5ca4f9b65a35b15fc26bba7e5650&t=3384&page=10

There are 4 Hamas videos embedded on this page that download from your service. Providing services to terrorists, even free ones, are against Executive Orders. Please remove this content from your servers. Thank you!

It was several days before they got my email because of an email address mixup — I sent to the address on their whois information rather than abuse@highwinds.com. So they agreed to conduct an investigation, and this was the response I received today:

Hello. We have investigated this issue and we have not found anything
to be illegal here. If you feel otherwise, please reply with more
detailed information and we will be happy to investigate further.

Regards,
Brad

Yep, I emailed back, as follows:

Wow. These are terrorist videos posted on terrorist forums and they are using your site to do it. Here’s the reason it’s illegal — Exective order 13224 found here: http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/eo/eo-13224.htm

The pertinent portion is this:

I hereby order:

Section 1. Except to the extent required by section 203(b) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)), or provided in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order, all property and interests in property of the following persons that are in the United States or that hereafter come within the United States, or that hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons are blocked:
(a) foreign persons listed in the Annex to this order;

(b) foreign persons determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States;

(c) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of those persons listed in the Annex to this order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of this order;

(d) except as provided in section 5 of this order and after such consultation, if any, with foreign authorities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his discretion, persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General;
(i) to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, such acts of terrorism or those persons listed in the Annex to this order or determined to be subject to this order; or

(ii) to be otherwise associated with those persons listed in the Annex to this order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of this order.

Your company is providing technological support for terrorists. I hope this helps with your investigation. Please keep me posted!

Thank you!

The ball’s in their court. I’ll keep you posted.

H/T to Howie for these links — Hamas (the terrorists using Highwinds.com’s services) are OFFICIALLY terrorists and recognized as such internationally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_designated_terrorist_organizations

http://search.treas.gov/search?q=hamas&access=p&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&client=default_frontend&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&site=default_collection

http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/key-issues/protecting/charities_execorder_13224-a.shtml

YouTube: Beheadings-And-Assassinations-R-Us

DO NOT click the link unless you are prepared for a grusome sight.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sahab928#p/u/6/lSjAcFGtC90

At 2:29 there are assassinations of two people.  Point
blank with a military rifle.  There is no doubt as to what
you’re seeing.  Yes this video has been flagged.  Yes
it’s still up.  At 2:57 there is a head that’s been removed
from it’s body.  YouTube has been notified.  The
video remains.  Yeah, sure, YouTube counts on the users to
police the site.  What youTube fails to mention whenever the
topic comes up is that they ignore the police.  Even CNN
has noticed
the connection between YouTube and the
terrorists.

Howie at The Jawa Report had this to say:

Next disturbing thing is that Obama’s Secretary for Homeland
Security, Janet Napolitano, basically throws up her hands and says,
“There is no magic bullet”.

Look Janet, three girls
and a few of us guys can create Youtube
Smackdown
and remove tens of thousands of Jihadi videos from
Youtube.

So we can catch these in a
day or less, yet Youtube and Homeland
Security are helpless in the face of a known terrorist user who simply
ads three digits to his name each time he returns?

Go read Howie’s post if you have time — it’s a good one.

12 Amish killed and 28 wounded at Pakistan Mosque

I wonder what Gadahn would say about this?

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 12 Pakistanis and wounded 28 more in an attack at a mosque in the northwestern district of Dir.

The suicide bomber detonated at a mosque frequented by police in the main town of Timergara. The attack took place as people gathered at the mosque for Friday prayers.

More at the link.

So let me get this straight…. The terrorists DON’T target Muslims?  But the suicide bomber blows himself to hell at a mosque?  I guess it must have been an Amish mosque.

H/T to the Bill Roggio at  LongWarJournal.

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