Marketing Terrorism

Yemen announced that it seized an Iranian arms ship carrying weapons for the Shi’ite rebels in the country’s north

Issued on 06/11/2009 Type Article
On October 26, 2009, Yemen announced that it seized an Iranian ship named Mahan-1, loaded with mostly anti-tank weaponry.
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The interior minister of the de facto Hamas administration describes the support his office gives the terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip.

Issued on 30/10/2009 Type Article
His description contradicts the claim the Hamas administration made to the Goldstone Committee, according to which it had no direct or indirect links to the terrorist organizations.
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Hamas recently broadcast a children’s TV show which specifically called for the slaughter of the Jews.

Issued on 07/10/2009 Type Article
Hamas thus continues brainwashing the children of the Gaza Strip with hatred and the use of violence against Israel and the Jewish people, contradicting the moderate image it tries to market to the West.
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This year again Iranian-initiated Jerusalem Day was exploited for strong anti-American, anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic incitement.

Issued on 24/09/2009 Type Article
There were demonstrations in Iran, the Arab-Muslim world and Western Europe. As opposed to previous years, the reformist camp used it for Green protest demonstrations against the regime.
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Geopolitically strategic Yemen has become a focus of local Iranian-Saudi Arabian strife.

Issued on 23/09/2009 Type Article
The Yemeni government accuses Iran of supporting Zaydi-Shi’ite (Houthi) rebels in the northern part of the country with weapons, money and propaganda. Subverting local Shi’ite populations in the Middle East is a frequent Iranian modus operandi.
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Hamas’ smile attack for the West: Ken Livingstone interviews Khaled Mashaal, a case study

Issued on 23/09/2009 Type Article
Khaled Mashaal, head of the Hamas political bureau in Damascus, was recently (September 17, 2009) interviewed by Ken Livingstone for the New Statesman. The interview, laced with vicious anti-Israel propaganda, represented the Palestinians as the victims of Israeli oppression, and aimed at Western readers, it evaded clarification of Hamas’ extremist ideology.
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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.