Accession Number : ADA493785


Title :   CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 9, August 2008. The Sakinah Campaign and Internet Counter-Radicalization in Saudi Arabia


Descriptive Note : Journal


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Boucek, Christopher


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a493785.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The prominent role of the internet in propagating and perpetuating violent Islamist ideology is well known. The speed, anonymity and connectivity of the web have contributed to its emergence as a powerful source of knowledge and inspiration; it is an unrivaled medium to facilitate propaganda, fundraising and recruitment efforts. The vast scope of information available, coupled with the absence of national boundaries, facilitates ideological cohesion and camaraderie between disparate and geographically separated networks. A broad spectrum of individuals turn to the internet to seek spiritual knowledge, search for Islamist perspectives and attempt to participate in the global jihad. As such, identifying methods to short-circuit internet radicalization has become an urgent goal for numerous governments.


Descriptors :   *SAUDI ARABIA , *INTERNET , NETWORKS , PROPAGANDA , PERIODICALS , ISLAM , PROPAGATION , MILITARY PUBLICATIONS


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE