Al Qaeda has a new tactic in their bag. Something they’re calling a “media jihad.”
Dubai – An al-Qaeda linked-group has launched what it calls a media jihad, or holy war, to “terrorise” United States-led forces in Iraq and their families by bombarding them with e-mails and by posting gruesome photos online.
The group, calling itself the “Brigade of Media Jihad”, called on its militants to “post terrifying pictures on the internet in order to terrorise the enemy”, said a statement on an Islamist website whose authenticity could not be verified.
“Our objective is to undermine the morale of our enemies, dash their hopes and dreams and reveal the truth of what is happening in Iraq. The media war is an integral part of the war on the ground,” said the statement.
Is it just me or does this sound like the exact same tactics being used by the more rabid elements of the anti-war crowd here in America? When those protesters use coffins, grave markers and emotional diatribes from the parents of fallen soldiers what other goal do they have outside of demoralizing this country in its support of spreading freedom to Iraq?
That bit about the jihadi’s “objective” being to reveal the “truth” about what is going on in Iraq could have come straight out of the mouth of Michael Moore or Cindy Sheehan.
Which isn’t to say that all opponents of the war are like this, it just illustrates that many of th loudest anti-war advocates have taken their rhetoric so far over the top that they’re now finnding themselves on the same side of the fence as our enemies.
Case in point: the anti-war groups who joined and sponsored a world tribunal which justified the actions of terrorist insurgents against our troops in Iraq.
By Rob Port of Say Anything.