Should the U.S. Destroy Jihadist Websites?
At the recent House subcommittee hearing, Boucek lauded a Saudi program where government-funded religious scholars go online to assorted jihadi websites and debate what is and isn’t permitted by Islam. “They try to show people that there’s a different way than what they might be thinking,” he told the panel. “This is basically saying, ‘If you go online to look for answers about religion and you listen to these guys, you’ll go off on the wrong track’.” The Saudis, in their so-called Sakina campaign, then take these written chats and post them elsewhere. “There’s a multiplying effect when they put this on their website for other people to read,” Boucek said. “Also on their website are different documents and studies, recantation videos, things like that that explain extremism and radicalization.”
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Oh Christ on a bicycle, you REALLY think this is going to work? Look, I understand the Muslims doing this but any US backed efforts on this would only serve to be seen as propaganda! I smell epic fail here if they do this.
Also, why is this all coming up now? Why is this news? Why would this be new to anyone in the gov or the mil? These sites should be used as SIGINT as well as DISINFORMATION already and there should be no debate in the senate on this whatsoever.
GOD I fear for the future.
These types of activities should already be happening (SIGINT etc) and if they aren’t then shame on us. Look, we don’t need to be having open debates with these people. They are going to believe their particular brand of crazy no matter how much we try and reason with them.
So, dear senate.. DROP IT.
As well as the idea of destroying these sites is equally as stupid. It’s a game of digital whack a mole and WE will never win. Stealthly intelligence games would be far smarter to carry out. So please also DROP that idea too.