Date: Sunday, December 24 @ 12:59:17 MST
by David M. Huntwork The Internet has become a favored propaganda tool for Islamists, terrorists and al-Qaeda types the world over. It is used to distribute their videos, release their fatwaâ€™s, troll for recruits, shore up their base, coordinate their activities and influence the mainstream media. It has also given birth to a whole class of â€˜anti-jihadistsâ€™ who now wage their own propaganda war of commentary, analysis, and occasional mockery using websites and blogs as their personal weapons in the Terror Wars. The internet jihadist has now been matched by the keyboard crusader.Â
Some present themselves as scholarly, analytical, â€˜think tankâ€™ type websites. Others are more confrontational with jihad-mocking movies and Mohammed cartoon contests. But what they all share in common is a mission to expose fundamentalist Islam, and the terror it inspires, as an enemy of the West that must be faced and fought without mercy or hesitation.
The Anti-Jihadists have emerged on the web with a vengeance and have joined the blogosphere wars in defense of Western Civilization. Â There is not a verse of the Koran or incident in the life of Mohammed that is not analyzed and thoroughly studied with great interest. And no violent action by a follower of the â€˜religion of peaceâ€™ goes unnoticed. As the blogosphere continues to expand in readership, power, prestige, and influence, those who see the religion of fundamentalist Islam and its followers as a threat akin to the communists and fascists of the last century will make their voices heard and their strident opinions known.Â
The Christian Middle Eastern Americans Council publishes http://www.islamthreat.blogspot.com/ which describes itself as â€œThe Blog of â€˜Antiâ€™ Homicide-Bombers, Limb-Amputators and Women-Repressorsâ€. The http://www.gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/Â blog declares â€˜we are in a new phase of a very old warâ€™ and provides detailed, scholarly columns on the Islamic threat to the West. Websites such as http://www.counterterrorismblog.org/ , http://www.siteinstitute.org/, and the The Northeast Intelligence Network (http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/) provide a number of experts and analysts putting every aspect of Islamic terrorism and the misnamed War on Terror under the microscope.Â They also provide a treasure trove of information, videos, and propaganda produced by the advocates of Islamic fascism.
Such resources allow you to see the War on Terror through the eyes of the enemy.Â In a few short hours one can learn more about the history, conduct, and actions of the Jihadists than you can during a four year stint at the average American university. You can watch their videos,Â read their fatwaâ€™s and press releases , and digest the analysis and commentary of everyone from nationally acclaimed experts to average citizens on whether Islam is radical and inherently violent or a simply misunderstood,Â happy-go-lucky religion of peace.Â
No war has ever been as closely followed, analyzed and dissected as the one that we are currently engaged in. The Jawa Report ( http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/) has led the way in showing the uncensored barbarism of the enemies of the West. There you can find video beheadings as well as pictures of slaughtered and mutilated hostages and US soldiers which the mainstream media has chosen to downplay, censor or ignore.Â The Fourth Rail (http://www.billroggio.com/), http://www.israpundit.com/ , http://www.westernresistance.com/,Â and http://www.jihadidujour.blogspot.com/ provide a constant daily stream of news and opinions on the War on Terror.Â And a brave group of former Muslims are risking their lives and â€˜telling the truth about Islam' at http://www.islam-watch.org/.Â
If you are infected by any of the debilitating defeatist diseases of the Left, especially the particularly virulent strains of Multiculturalism, Political Correctness, Tolerance, or Diversity, you will not enjoy your education by the Anti-Jihadists. The inoculation of Truth offered can be a jolt, but worth the initial pain and shock to the ideological mind and body that they may cause to the unprepared.Â They offer a straight forward, no holds barred, education into such fun topics as the cult of the Hidden Twelfth Imam, Sharia law, Taqiyya and Kitman, Â Dhimmitude, Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam and the three choices Islam offers the Kafir (infidel).Â We live inÂ a world where all too often bumper sticker slogans, vague conspiracies, Bush bashing, and thirty second sound bites pass as political ideologies and inundate the public debate.Â
The Anti-Jihadists have earned their seat at the table in the discussion and analysis of current events.Â The often derided pajamahadeen and basement blogger has managed to not only become a growing, and increasingly powerful, force upon the political scene but upon the educational and information realms as well. Even as soldiers, terrorists and insurgents wage their wars on battlefields across the world, the battle of ideas is also being fought. The Internet has given the power to anyone with a computer to partake in the War on Terror. If the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, then the civilized world still has a chance. If you believe that the United States is the last, best hope for defeating barbarism, saving Western Civilization, and providing the light of Liberty to the world, then you will enjoy your journey into the heart of the Anti-Jihadist movement.Â
The various websites mentioned in this column should not be viewed as a definitive listing of Anti-Jihadist resources, but only as a representative sample of the many websites available on Islamic terrorism.Â
Copyright by David HuntworkÂ ---------------------------------
David Huntwork is a conservative activist and freelance columnist in Northern Colorado where he lives with his wife and three young daughters. He believes in the importance of Faith, Family, and Freedom as the formula of success for a good life and a healthy nation. You may contact him with any comments or questions at DaveHuntwork@juno.com. A brief bio, his blog and past columns can found at:Â http://davidhuntwork.tripod.com/.