Marketing Terrorism

Bahrain as a Target Preferred by Iran for Terrorism and Subversion

Issued on 28/02/2013 Type Article
On February 16 and 19, 2013, the Bahraini authorities announced they had exposed a terrorist cell run by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Cooperation with European Anti-Israeli Networks: Freedom Flotilla Italia as a Case Study

Issued on 27/02/2013 Type Article
In the campaign being waged to delegitimize Israel, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has contacts with pro-Palestinian and human rights networks in Western Europe, especially France and Italy.

A festive ceremony was held in Jenin to award a plaque from the Cairo-based Arab Lawyers Union to the family of suicide bomber Hinadi Jaradat.

Issued on 18/10/2012 Type Article
It was another example of the glorifying of suicide bombers and turning them into role models in Palestinian and Arab society.

Terrorism and the Internet: the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Internet Network*

Issued on 27/09/2012 Type Article
The PIJ makes extensive use of the Internet in the battle for hearts and minds it wages against Israel. In addition, the PIJ uses the website to disseminate its ideology and reinforce its position in the internal Palestinian arena. While the PIJ has a smaller Internet presence than Hamas, it is making an effort to increase it rapidly (six websites in 2007 compared with ten in 2012), and improve it technologically.

Profile of The Army of Islam, a Salafist organization affiliated with the global jihad operating in the Gaza Strip.

Issued on 21/08/2012 Type Article
It was mentioned by the Egyptian media as involved in the terrorist attack in Egyptian Rafah which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers.
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Information on Marketing Terrorism
The Palestinian and Islamic terrorist organizations make extensive use of the written and electronic media to market and encourage terrorism. Every organization has its own media developed to market terrorism. They have radio and TV stations, newspapers and online capabilities. Hamas and Hezbollah are prominent in the field and have satellite TV channels. Al-Qaeda also has a well-developed media network.
Al-Qaeda, and in the Middle East Hezbollah and Hamas, are the organizations which have best learned how to exploit the communications revolution, using the media both to market terrorism and for terrorist activities on the ground.
The terrorist organizations around the globe have become adept at using the information revolution of the past decade and make massive use of the Internet to market terrorism. They can market terrorism without fear of censorship, using laws of freedom of expression, overcome geographic obstacles and circumvent the difficulties raised by various governments. Using the Internet to market terrorism enables them to achieve many objectives. They explain and justify their terrorist activities, collect and transmit information, increase their organizing capabilities, glorify their image, recruit and instruct operatives, etc.