Afghanistan and Iraq are half a world away from the United States, but the most important front in the war on terror may just be a mouse click away. Correspondent Scott Pelly takes an in-depth look at the world of Jihad online, including how ordinary Americans are fighting back.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Jihad.Com - 60 Minutes
Should the U.S. government try to shut down the Jihadi websites?
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are an estimated 5,000 Internet sites devoted to the spread of Islamic extremism.
- Abu Musab al-Suri, a Syrian, wrote a 1,600-page encyclopedia entitled "The Call for Global Islamic Resistance" and videotaped 15 hours of lectures. He remains a powerful influence on the web, even though he has been in U.S. custody since 2005.
- At the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, cadets are being taught to recognize the Internet's power as a new weapon.
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