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!