More evidence that the mujahedin are not “against the modern world,” as is often asserted — Amish with AK’s. In reality, they have never hesitated to make use of the latest technology to further the cause of what they regard not as a seventh-century system, but as a timeless one, applicable to all people in all times and places. From UPI, with thanks to DRK:
WASHINGTON — The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) has announced the imminent release of new computer software, Mujahideen Secret, to further jihadist outreach to the world.
The Middle East Media Research Institute reports that according to the advertisement for the software, it is “the first Islamic computer program for secure exchange [of information] on the Internet,” and it provides users with “the five best encryption algorithms, and with symmetrical encryption keys [256 bit], asymmetrical encryption keys [2,048 bit], and data compression [tools].”
An announcement by the GIMF, an Al Qaeda mouthpiece, was recently posted on several jihadist forums in which the group claims to present information to both jihadis and “the Western peoples.” The message, written by Ahmad Al Hatheq Bin Allah, argues that the Internet serves as the best alternative to broadcast television for Muslims to execute a “kind of jihad” involving preaching and information dissemination. According to Bin Allah’s announcement, since the Western media obfuscates “facts,” it is incumbent upon Muslims to join Western Internet forums, to portray the truth convincingly through visual or oral arguments, especially as it concerns Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Chechnya.
With successfully engaging debate, Bin Allah claims the American people will place pressure upon the US government, “the guardian of terrorism and its promotion,” to reverse its Middle East foreign policy. Otherwise, warned Bin Allah – echoing the words of Osama Bin Laden number two Ayman Al Zawahiri – the American people themselves will be to blame for attacks brought upon them.