But don’t be concerned: it’s “religious” material. “Spitting hatred on YouTube: Thousands of terror videos urging British Muslims to maim and kill can be found within seconds online,” by Arthur Martin for the Daily Mail, May 26:
Thousands of vile terror videos urging British Muslims to maim and kill can still be found on the internet within seconds.
An investigation by the Mail has found an alarming number of Al Qaeda training videos and hate-filled sermons still being screened on the hugely popular film sharing website YouTube.
This is despite YouTube’s claims that it has “˜community guidelines” that prohibit “˜dangerous or illegal activities such as bomb making, hate speech and incitement to commit violent acts” and only accepts “˜religious” films.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of YouTube-owner Google, has said he would allow extremist websites to continue being listed because he believes it can help police track potential terrorists.
“˜We cannot prima facie identify evil and take it down,” he said at the Hay literary festival. “˜We have taken the decision that information, if it’s legal, even if it’s despicable, will be indexed.”
He went on to argue that extremists are usually possible to detect through their internet activity and that their online presence can sometimes help.
“˜Extremists are not clever enough not to be found out,” he added. “˜They leave a digital trail the police can follow.”
On Saturday the Mail reported how, within hours of Lee Rigby”s execution, vile messages praising the attack began appearing online.
Police are still investigating if the soldier’s two killers were indoctrinated by videos.
But, despite the pledges by major search engines that they do pull incendiary videos from their sites, hundreds of Islamist propaganda videos can easily be found by impressionable young British Muslim men through simple internet searches.
One hour-long clip tells every Muslim that it is their duty to wage jihad to follow “˜Allah’s path”. Another video uploaded by extremist terror sect Al-Shabaab shows a fighter, wearing a balaclava, giving a demonstration of how to assemble an AK47 assault rifle. Al-Shabaab is the Islamic terror group in Somalia which Woolwich killer Michael Adebolajo was attempting to join last year.
A search for Al-Shabaab on YouTube produces 65,000 results. The popular site also has 108 videos of hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
In his bile-filled rants he urges Muslims to wage jihad while in others he tells his fanatics to take advantage of the welfare state.
Videos of Adebolajo at extremist rallies can also be found. One shows him alongside Choudary.
The repulsive martyrdom video of 7/7 bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan is still on YouTube.
In another clip, hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed praises Adebolajo and describes him as “˜courageous”.
A video of Anwar al-Awlaki, the dead ideological leader of Al Qaeda, describing how “˜Islam is spread by the sword” can also be found.
Elsewhere on the internet, a magazine written by the Taliban can be found using the Google search engine.
The first edition of the magazine, published two weeks ago, calls for extremists in Britain to kill Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban who now lives in this country.
Terrorism expert Neil Doyle, who helped the Mail with the investigation, said: “˜These videos are surprisingly easy to find.
“˜I had no trouble finding lots of disturbing footage. There are numerous videos of beheadings, executions and hate sermons which anyone could find.”
YouTube says material that is “˜purely of a religious nature” remains online….