Dear Bruce,I was interested in your thoughts about social media. Young people
need a goal, something they can stretch themselves out to obtain. They need
dignity, identification with a group, and real benefits to themselves as
people. With many family groups scattered and in pain, and not much work for
the young people when they have passed all their exams, the goal of just making
money doesn’t work any more. On the other hand, the organisation of the culture
demands cars and mobile phones to be part of it. With guns and terrorism all
around them, the young have not experienced a peaceful life. It is up to us to
paint pictures of exciting things that we can do if we stop fighting nd start
making peace. The ways this is achieved as told by the participants in my
thesis is: group prayer for those suffering, open house entertaining for those
wanting to live peacefully (for this work it was open Christian, Muslim nd
Jewish houses), making sure that you made positive, encouraging comments to
those in difficult situations, offering help when it is possible, all things
that we can do, each one of us. This generates forgiveness and hope. And the
goal? Collaboration, people thinking new thoughts together, making plans for
the new ways opening when people get together and start talking and thinking
together. Food and housing for everyone! Singing and dancing in the streets!
Looking after our ailing earth so that blossoms bloom, water is available
everywhere, grass and trees are grown in the desert and all the outdoor sports
like swimming and skiing are available to everyone. Most importantly, that a
man can love a woman, and stay in love for life. The opposite to death is
life, and life in its fullest. When I get a bit better I will try and write
some copy for this - I was a copyrighter in my young days! With hope, Hilarie
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I join Maria in commending you, Ammar, for your thorough research on thrse
little known facts of terrorism.
As you explain, the Internet has opened many doors, and not all have proven to
What fascinates me now is a question I can only speculate about. What can we as
peacemakers do to take advantage of the same free social media to undermine
terrorism? Would journalism have a role in such efforts?
Ammar, I love your energy and dedication to peace.
Blessings to all,
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Thanks for a great article!
MarÃa Cristina Azcona
WWPO President founder
IFLAC Director in Central &South america www.iflacenarg.wordpress.com
El jul 24, 2015 1:41 PM, "ammar banni" <ammarbanni@xxxxxxxx> escribiÃ³:
Although preceded the widespread use of the Internet through a few
countries around the world, Islamist terrorism has very quickly, and
when it appears, took the train from the Web to its communications,
recruitment and actions propaganda.
In the end of 1990s and early 2000s, the discussion forums on jihadism
that swarm. Hosted free internet service companies around the world,
these forums were used for AQIM to recruit men to raise funds and
ensure the minimum in terms of communication and propaganda.
At that time, Al Qaeda, hyper-decentralized movement, needed a
critical mass to exist and organize media-violence on the ground.
For this, it has transformed into real jihadist forums universities of
terrorism, providing asymmetric warfare manuals, manufacturing bombs,
communications encryption tools, videos of "motivation", information
periodicals such as Inspire and incentives for acting out for lone
wolves nestled in several countries.
Closely watched, these forums have had little impact is known on the
world population. It was only around 2008 and the explosion in
facebook, that the hearing of jihadist groups has grown.
Worse, it was not until around 2011, coinciding with the outbreak of
the Arab revolutions, an Islamist identity emerged on social networks,
Youth groups of different tendencies came out of nowhere, sometimes
sensationalism, and began to share videos or photos of abuse in
different countries, according to the supports and oppositions. A
violent soil has thus slowly installed in the facebook planet.
Meanwhile, the world has witnessed, almost helpless, to the fall of
Mosul, Iraq, in the hands of ISIS and its introduction in June 2014, a
caliphate of horror, whose henchmen have taken Al Qaeda relay on the
web and social networks have transformed into a catalog of war crimes more
ISIS, which is not a strategy of lone wolves, focuses on three main
points in its communication on social networks: hidjra to arouse "the
Islamic state" and strengthening the workforce, communicate on the
sovereign character this terrorist state (currency manufacturing,
policing, maintaining a semblance of public service ...) and finally
disseminate propaganda in as many languages â€‹â€‹and formats possible
(internet radio, web-TVs, magazines .. .).
To do this, the focus was on the social network Twitter, which allows
jihadists quickly disseminate and without any barrier information. By
cons, it is on facebook, which allows long rallies and some degree of
anonymity that ISIS recruits in Europe and in Arab countries. In the
Middle East, there are millions using Twitter, which explains why 50
000 accounts directly affiliated with ISIS, broadcast their propaganda.
And despite government efforts to close these accounts, they have
reached critical mass allowing them to regenerate. They even found
allies among involuntary "Jihad Watchers", this constellation lovers,
former military and journalists, participating in the relay of
information. Most recently, one of them was forced to apologize on
Twitter for hitting the sensitivity of certain citizens, disseminating
the images of soldiers killed in ambush by terrorists.
Some experts and researchers explain the low yield of social networks
in the recruitment of jihadists in some countries compared to others,
which are 20-30 times more likely, by the melting of this terrorist
tank, but also a greater maturity vis in relation to the violence.
But other experts say that at some societies and the media, a lot of
messages leading to radicalization fell in the area of â€‹â€‹mundane.
Campaigns often very aggressive against religious minorities or women,
have been widely disseminated and shared through social networks, but
also written and audiovisual media in the total indifference of the
With love and peace.
Date: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Date: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 12:33 PM