“[T]he Internet provides a golden opportunity…for the mujahideen to break the siege placed upon them by the media of the Crusaders and their followers in the Muslim countries…”
On November 28, 2006, the Al-Fajr Information Center released the first issue of the Technical Mujahid Magazine. The magazine discusses various technical topics, such as security for electronic data and databases, using GPS, and video editing and production. Some articles are aimed at professionals, and others for laymen.
The magazine’s self-proclaimed purpose is “to help prevent acts of aggression against Muslims [in cyberspace], and to assist the mujahideen in their efforts.” The introduction explains that “the Internet provides a golden opportunity… for the mujahideen to break the siege placed upon them by the media of the Crusaders and their followers in the Muslim countries, and to use [the Internet] for [the sake of] jihad and the victory of the faith.” Since the Internet also renders the mujahideen vulnerable, however, the magazine deals with issues of computer and electronic data security….