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Terrorism / Internet / Venzke Interview #760037

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The FBI’s warning that terrorist groups may be recruiting non-Arabs to carry out attacks in the US reported.

(Washington: Sean Callebs) Terrorists’ use of the Internet for training, recruitment & propaganda purposes featured; screen shots shown of the online terrorist magazine Al-Battar†; details given about the information that intelligence analysts can gain from the Websites. [US Institute of Peace Gabriel WEIMANN†- outlines how militants are using the Internet; comments on Al-Battar’s detailed information on kidnapping.] [SITE†† Institute Josh DEVON†- notes Al-Battar is meant for the average person who wants to get involved in Al Qaeda.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with IntelCenter†† CEO Ben Venzke† about the threat from the terrorist Websites. [VENZKE – says the Websites are a vehicle for us to get a better understanding of what the terrorists are thinking; states the Websites are a way of sharing information among terrorist groups; comments on how the Arabic language complicates tracking the Websites; talks about how the Websites change as the militants realize they are being watched.]

Lin, Carol;
Callebs, Sean

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