According to Reuters, Al Qaeda is recruiting web techies to make propaganda work for them. They want them to help put together web statements and
video montages. They have "vacant positions for video production and editing statements, footage and international media coverage about militants
in Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and other conflict zones where militants are active."
You won't find the ads down at your local job centre, but al-Qaeda is recruiting web techies for its fast-growing international internet propaganda
operation. According to Reuters, the fun-loving organisation has published web adverts "asking for supporters to help put together its Web statements
and video montages", or more precisely, it has "vacant positions for video production and editing statements, footage and international media
coverage about militants in Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and other conflict zones where militants are active."
The advert was spotted by London-based Arabic publication Asharq al-Awsat which notes that al-Qaeda-linked web presence the Global Islamic Media Front
promises to "follow up with members interested in joining and contact them via email". It does not, though, specify how wannabes should make their
applications, nor does it state a salary.
The Global Islamic Media Front has been busy of late in the virtual world - it this week broadcast its second helping of web programme Voice of the
Caliphate, which it reckons "aims to combat anti-Qaeda 'lies and propaganda' on major global and Arab television channels". The Front is also
behind Jihad Hidden Camera, an English-language net production showing attacks against US forces in Iraq accompanied by comedy sound effects and
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So... They want to make more videos of "attacks against US forces in Iraq accompanied by comedy sound effects and canned laughter"? Another Osama
video perhaps? Or Nick Berg? I wonder if this is real or just fake recruiting.
Well, they can advertise. However, technical people are usualy fairly well educated, therefore in my opinion, less likely to buy into or be swayed by
fanaticism or religious arguments than your average madrassa graduate.
In fact, this would seem to be the best opportunity to slip some covert resources into these Islamo-facist groups.
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