The news of the day regarding jihad media outlets can be somewhat like ordering a soup du jour. The taste is predictable. This week media reports the hacking of a major jihad portal which is used by Al-Qaedah to disperse their spores. Not lacking in humor, the jihad industry responds with the inauguration of a site which will function as the mother of all jihad sites. This is Jihad Consolidated, a media organism with tentacles which will draw from current events and also archived material.
Pulling up the home page I found the mission statement to be true regarding their capability to resurrect dead jihad portals. One film (with President George W. Bush) came from a site called "Iraq Lion", dedicated to the memory of Saddam Hussein. The site was knocked off the grid quite a long time ago. I have yet to enter the new site except in cursory manner, but I expect to see other jihad spaces which have been blackened to use this site to further their cause. Many are the sites which have been knocked out in recent years. Yet many more remain.
The home page loads with photos of traumatized children, tanks and helicopters. No surprise in this regard. Willingness to harness children to suicide vests in Pakistan and show children as victims of the West on jihad sites merely shows the schitzy personalities of the players.
A video almost an hour in length makes the home page. These longer productions usually mix violent images with Sheikh-of-the-Day chats about jihad.
I have always been and continue to be a proponent of hacking all sites and putting webmasters under tech arrest. They can work, live and move about freely. But the second their fingers touch a laptop or cell phone to mount a psychological attack baiting violence against non-combatants, a new suite of laws will address their fate.
We are stupid to merely diagram it as a need for intelligence gathering as the reason to keep the sites up and running. Here is the quandry and think about this today. The next man who is arrested for terror activities may very well have had his attention arrested first - by a jihad site. Call it a chicken/egg argument. But I think it is a good one.
We are allowing poison in the ground water. Call it the Chernobyl Effect