Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Information Jihad

We’ve written frequently in this space about the importance of the information war in the struggle against the Great Jihad. One of our main problems is that the enemy is way ahead of us in that department, at least as far as decentralized, distributed networks and the internet are concerned.

There has been a notable increase in the last few months of hacker attacks on major anti-Islamist websites. The sophistication of the radical Islamic hackers has grown in recent years, and anyone who runs a Counterjihad site has to take that fact into consideration.

Now comes the news that a Koranic justification for hacker attacks has been discovered. A fatwah on the topic has been issued by no less than the highest Islamic theological authority, Al-Azhar University. According to AKI:

Sunni Scholars Sanction ‘Electronic Jihad’

Cairo, 16 Oct. (AKI) — Attacking American and Israeli websites by hacking and sabotage is allowed under Islamic law and is a form of ‘Jihad’ or holy war, top Muslim scholars have decreed.

The religious edict (fatwa) issued by a committee from the highest authority in Sunni Islam, Egypt’s Al-Azhar University in Cairo, was published on the website of the Islamist Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement on Thursday.

“This is considered a type of lawful Jihad that helps Islam by paralysing the information systems used by our enemies for their evil aims,” said the fatwa.

“This Jihad is not different from the armed one. In fact, it might be more important if you consider the global dimensions of the Internet.

They’ve got that right: it is more important. The mujahideen are using the internet very effectively, especially at the local amateur level.

The article continues:
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“Whoever wins this war will become the strongest in the realm of information,” the fatwa continued.

The Muslim Brotherhood praised the fatwa, which comes in response to dozens of questions from radicals asking to be allowed to destroy Israeli and United States websites.

What this demonstrates is that anything can be justified by the Koran, as long as it furthers the spread of Islam.

Remember: these are the same people who would forbid ice cream because it didn’t exist at the time of the Prophet.

But, hey — AK-47s, RPGs, nuclear weapons, and DDOS attacks: no problem.


Hat tip: Insubria.

4 comments:

Defiant Lion said...

They refer to us as enemies. We are at war with Islam - rather, Islam has declared war on us and the marxist-liberal appeasers who "lead" the west refuse to face up to their responsibilites to defend their own nations.

They even further the cause of the global jihad by disseminating false information to their own people about it - "the religion of peace" - and by appointing jihadists into governmental roles as well as allowing millions of muslims to pour into our lands.

Oh, and calling anyone who states the obvious an "Islamophobe", "divisive" or the ever-popular "WAYCIST".

It's like being battered by the school bully and the teacher ties your hands behind your back.

Holger said...

Well, if they go on cyber jihad can't some technical suave person from the west retaliate and hack into their websites, post a pic of MO with the bomb in the turban, or the "Join the art project" logo and then lock the websites so they are unable to remove it? PLEASE. =)

1389 said...

Here's my latest encounter with e-jihad: Blogrolling Site Hacked by Islamists and UPDATE: Blogrolling.com Hacked By Islamists.

Robin Shadowes said...

If we want to beat them we need to take out the traitors first, those among media and politics who has sold us out and helps the enemy to make the islamization process run smoother. These traitors are in every western government and organizations. They're in the EU, UN etc. They need to be identified and taken care of. This won't stop the islamists but it sure will put the brake on the islamization process. Just focusing on these jihadists won't do a damned thing. Not as long as these fifth columnists controls media, our infra structure and so on. And we need to do this before they take complete control of the internet. If they manage to control the net then we're basically screwed. We already know that they are trying to criminalize critiscism against islam via UN and that there are EU-bills a-coming to regulate the web. I don't know how much more time we got but it's not much.