Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service

The internet has become a powerful catalyst for international violent jihad, according to a new report from the Dutch security service AIVD.

The organisation says it expects online jihadism to become a ‘crucial factor’ in the threat to the Netherlands and to other Western countries over the next few years.

In particular, ‘core forums which form part of the so-called invisible web, a part of the world-wide web that cannot be found by readily accessible search engines’, are behind the spread of ideas, the report says.

Read more:
Dutch News 

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2 Comments on “Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service”

  1. Raheel Parwez
    February 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    It’s also a catalyst for peaceful jihad, let’s just pray that the internet is a better catalyst for concept of “jihad with the pen.”

  2. Amtul Q Farhat
    February 16, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Agree1 Catalyst doesn’t necessarily mean making inflammatory. It could help slow down the inflammatory Jihad and speed up Jihad of pen.

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