Blackberries, Satellite Phones, Gmail: Terrorist Tools in the 21st Century

Satellite phones and caves. Blackberries and 8th Century ideology. Welcome to terrorism in the 21st century.

By Kathy Shaidle

Following the Islamic terror attack in Mumbai, India in November, it was revealed that the tech-savvy terrorists used BlackBerries and Google Earth satellite-imaging to plan and carry out their atrocities.
It was the latest example of the West’s enemies employing 21st century technology to spread its 8th century ideology. It is also the most visible manifestation of a phenomenon that first came to the fore on September 11, 2001, and is spreading under the radar of ordinary people. Experts, however, are increasingly concerned about the spread of jihadist jujitsu – that is, of Muslim terrorists’ use of Western technology to destroy the West itself.
For example, the monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group revealed last month that Islamic extremists are being instructed on how to use the popular video-sharing site YouTube as a way to disseminate propaganda videos.
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