Marketing Terrorism

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.

Hamas and the other terrorist organizations summer camps in the Gaza Strip

Issued on 30/07/2012 Type Article
This year Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip again exploited summer camps to integrate camping activities with political Islamic brainwashing and paramilitary training.

Hamas and UN agencies (UNDP and UNESCO) participated in two inaugurations in the Gaza Strip

Issued on 12/07/2012 Type Article
Hamas and UN agencies (UNDP and UNESCO) participated in two inaugurations in the Gaza Strip: a school named for senior terrorist operative Adnan al-Ghoul (involved in deadly terrorist attacks in Israel) and a space sciences chair at the Islamic University in Gaza City, a Hamas stronghold.

In Britain There Are a Number of Organizations Affiliated with Iran Which Deal with Exporting the Islamic Revolution.

Issued on 19/06/2012 Type Article
In Britain There Are a Number of Organizations Affiliated with Iran Which Deal with Exporting the Islamic Revolution. They Spread Shi'ite Islam, Glorify the Islamic Revolution's Ideology, Disseminate Hatred for Israel and the United States and Promote Iran's Political Agenda

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip Continues Inculcating Kindergarten Children with Support for Terrorism and Hatred of Israel

Issued on 13/06/2012 Type Article
The website of the Jerusalem Brigades, the military-terrorist wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, recently posted pictures from the end-of-the-year party held at one of its affiliated kindergartens in the Gaza Strip. The children put on a display in which they pretended to be armed Palestinian terrorist operatives, Palestinian prisoners and Israelis.
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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.