Saturday, October 18, 2008

Al-Qaeda Web Forums Abruptly Taken Offline, website forums had been shut down in Tampa and Phoenix by Cyber Vigilante Bill Warner
SHUTTER JIHAD ISLAMIC SITES & VIDEOS: Al-Qaeda Web Forums Abruptly Taken Offline; Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post, Oct. 18/08 ..DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Four of the five main online forums that al-Qaeda‘s media wing uses to distribute statements by Osama bin Laden and other extremists have been disabled since mid-September leaving Al Qaeda’s Propaganda Network ‘Hanging by a Thread’. The disappearance of the forums on Sept. 10 — and al-Qaeda’s apparent inability to restore them or create alternate online venues, as it has before — has curbed the organization’s dissemination of the words and images of its fugitive leaders. On Sept. 29, a statement by the al-Fajr Media Center, a distribution network created by supporters of al-Qaeda and other Sunni extremist groups, said the forums had disappeared “for technical reasons,” and it urged followers not to trust look-alike sites.

For al-Qaeda, “these sites are the equivalent of,,,” said Evan F. Kohlmann, an expert on online al-Qaeda operations who has advised the FBI and others. With just one authorized al-Qaeda site still in business, “this has left al-Qaeda’s propaganda strategy hanging by a very narrow thread.” The sabotage of sites operated by extremist groups makes it more difficult for those groups to inspire attacks and recruit attackers, said Erich Marquardt, editor in chief of the Sentinel, a monthly online publication by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It could be those pesky “Cyber Vigilantes Who Track Extremist Web Sites” at work again.
AL-QAEDA TERROR WEBSITE WWW.AL-EKHLAAS.NET THAT POSTED THREAT TO KILL GORDON BROWN AND TONY BLAIR IS SHUT DOWN TODAY. Five Muslim men arrested under terrorism legislation are being questioned over internet threats to kill Gordon Brown and the former Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of the men being questioned by police in Manchester is suspected of posting a death threat on a recognised jihadi website and styling himself Sheikh Umar Rabie al-Khalaila, leader of al-Qaeda in Britain. The message, written in English, appeared only briefly on January 24th, 2008. The website was shut down in Tampa Fl, USA on Jan 28th, 2008. The five arrested are British-born Muslims of Asian origin (Pakistani).
Investigator Links 3rd Jihadist Web Site To Tampa Host, Saturday, May 03, 2008, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER TRACKS AL-QAEDA WEBSITES TO TAMPA. My energies have been focused on shutting down jihad/terrorism websites hosted in the USA that link to al-Qaeda, one of those websites is WWW.AL-EKHLAAS, which I was able to shut down on Jan 28th 2008 in Tampa Fl, see article click here and then again on Feb 1st 2008 in Phoenix AZ, see article click here, and then again on February 22nd 2008 in Tampa Fl, see article click here, with the aid of the Tampa Tribune and the Arizona Republic newspapers.
Sept. 10th 2008 shut down of and 3 others, I had contacted several newspapers in Brisbane Australia where was ultimately hosted during the months of July and August 2008 and requested they get involved in shutting down the website, which appears to be still off-line. The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) in Brisbane is the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific region (Malaysia), if they shut down the site it is shut down everywhere. I had contacted the editor, three investigative reporters and the senior reporter at “The Australian Newspaper”, “The Brisbane Sun” and the “Herald Sun” and APNIC and provided the information on the al-Qaeda site ultimately hosted out of Brisbane. The mirror site also appears to have been shut down. 
VICE NEWS: The FBI's first official documentation of when it learned that Samir Khan had connected with Anwar al-Awlaki: November 2008. The file says, "Samir Khan has been in contact with Anwar Aulaqi, an FBI San Diego subject who was acquainted with two of the 9/11 hijackers [of American Airlines Flight 77] while serving as the Imam at a mosque in San Diego, California." The files show that Khan was also under physical surveillance by the FBI. On January 6, 2009. Another file shows an FBI agent requesting permission on January 29, 2009 to travel to the Columbia, North Carolina field office to conduct surveillance on Khan. One file from February 2009 shows that an FBI counterterrorism agent sent a report to the Charlotte field office to report that the bureau's Public Access Center Unit received an anonymous tip on its "Internet Crime Complaint Center" website claiming that Khan made a death threat against a Sarasota, Florida private investigator, whose name was redacted from the FBI files. A news report about the incident, however, revealed that the private investigator is Bill Warner, who allegedly was responsible for shutting down Samir Khan's blog.

VIDEO ABOVE: Al-Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan the author of the online terror magazine 'Inspire" posted a video threatening Sarasota PI Bill Warner. The Return of the Blog January 5, 2009 on Posted by admin الحمد الله; After a brief halt, our blog has returned. The blog was not shutdown due to any hacks or infiltration or heavy traffic or server reports, rather it was shutdown on our own accord in order that we may move the servers".
KILL BILL VOL 3..."We apologize for the delay, however the move is successful and this will be permanent, In Sha’ Allah. The lying enemy of Allah, Bill Warner - may Allah destroy him --- claimed that he was the one who shut down our blog. Let this be a testimony that this disbeliever is a liar". "May Allah send a hurricane over Bill Warner's house so that he can be wiped out, humiliated. In addition, al-Thabaat forums are back up. We have dedicated a video to the return of the blog and to strike fear in the heart of the Kuffaar Bill Warner".

UPDATE: Samir Khan The Inspired Terrorist That Hellfire Drones Couldn’t Silence Had Threatened to Kill Bill Warner a Sarasota PI. "Investigators' early portrait of the two brothers accused in the Boston marathon pressure cooker bombings suggests they were driven by extremist Islamic beliefs and told the investigators that they had learned about building explosive devices from Inspire, the online English magazine of the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen set up and authored by Samir Khan." 

Al-Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan, 25, was a big enough worry while he lived in Charlotte, N.C., that before he disappeared in 2009, federal agents asked the FBI’s special forces unit, Hostage Rescue Team, to help with a likely arrest, the files show. “They only call HRT in if they’re going to extract a body,” said Jack Cloonan, a veteran FBI special agent who served in the bureau’s Osama Bin Laden unit. “Someone must have pushed forward the idea ‘let’s indict him and maybe we’ll get him.’ But somebody overruled it.” The FBI has refused to answer questions about what happened between January 2009, when Charlotte FBI agents contacted the Hostage Rescue Team, and Khan’s subsequent disappearance. We have worked very hard to get his web sites shut down but to no avail,” an FBI agent in DC lamented to a colleague in Charlotte in 2007. “He pops up again in another spot.”
On Jan. 8, 2009, the FBI raised Khan’s investigation priority from “IT” to “core,” an indication that FBI agents believed that he was not just an al Qaida supporter but someone in close contact with al Qaida’s core leadership. The next day, on Jan. 9, Charlotte agents contacted the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, a Quantico, Va.,-based special forces unit created to respond to terrorist incidents and hostage situations such as aircraft hijackings. A meeting was scheduled in Charlotte for “finalizing operational plans” five days later.
What happened to those plans is not publicly known. Subsequent entries in the heavily redacted documents make no mention of them. The last dated entry, on Feb. 17, 2009, said “an anonymous individual” had notified the National Counter-Terrorism Center that Khan had threatened Bill Warner a Sarasota, Fla., private investigator who’d played a role in shutting down a “jihadi website . . . owned by Samir Khan.”

HOW TO TERRORISM MAGAZINE: Inspire was first published online in 2010. Its founder, Samir Zafar Khan, was born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents but grew up in New York state and in Charlotte NC. Samir Khan, a blogger on jihadist themes who was well-known to U.S. intelligence, is believed to have traveled to Yemen and joined al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, in 2009 the year before the magazine’s debut issue. The most infamous article published by Inspire, a Khan-authored instructional guide titled “How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom,” was used by the Boston Marathon bombers in a pressure-cooker explosive they planted in their April 2013 attack, according to prosecutors in the case. Samir Khan, an American citizen, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011, along with Anwar al-Awlaki, also an American, whom President Obama described as AQAP’s “operational commander.”

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SAMIR KHAN CONTINUES TO INSPIRE TERRORIST BOMB PLOTS FROM THE GRAVE: Going on 8 years ago, a historic missile strike executed two U.S. citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen. But their viral terror blueprints are still being used by jihadists around the globe, Inspired by Samir Khan. Before Samir Khan’s jihadist dreams came to a sudden fiery end, he insisted, in his first interview with the national news media, The New York Times, that he had done nothing wrong. “I’ve never told anybody to build bombs,” he said. Two years after that interview, the Saudi-born U.S. citizen of Pakistani heritage would publish the most influential bomb-making manual since The Anarchist Cookbook, Inspire.  
Samir Khan blogged his way into the highest circles of Al Qaeda, waging a media war he believed was as important as the battles with guns on the ground. In 2009, he left his comfortable life in Charlotte for Yemen, started a slick magazine for jihadists called Inspire that featured political and how-to articles written in a comfortable American vernacular, and continued to digitally dodge government and civilian efforts (PI Bill Warner) to stop his self-described “media jihad.” Samir Khan would be dead at age 25, vaporized by Hellfire missiles fired by a drone on September 30th, 2011.
Do Cybersleuths Fight Terrorism or Cause Trouble? Jun 19th 2008 Howard Altman is the Courts and Cops Team Leader/Editor for The Tampa Tribune. If you haven't noticed, YouTube features much more troubling fare than old clips of "The Muppet Show" and comedy routines about the history of dance. Jihadi fighters regularly post deaths of U.S. soldiers, assassinations of civilians and other images intended to encourage violence against the West. In late May, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn) called for Google to take down these videos that include incendiary speeches by al-Qaida leadership."Islamist terrorist organizations use YouTube to disseminate their propaganda, enlist followers, and provide weapons training," the senator wrote in a letter to Google. "YouTube also, unwittingly, permits Islamist terrorist groups to maintain an active, pervasive, and amplified voice,  Responding on the YouTube blog, the editors thanked the senator for alerting them to videos that violated their policies, but stopped short of removing videos that don't have violence or hate speech: "[R}ather than stifle debate we allow our users to view all acceptable content and make up their own minds."YouTube may be the biggest site where pro-jihadi videos are posted, but it's far from the only one.
Mr. Jenvey and other cybersleuths have "done some real work that has had some real results."Working as a private investigator in Sarasota, Fla., Bill Warner spends part of his day chasing errant spouses and the rest of his time tracking down jihadis. Playing a game of Internet Whack-a-Mole, Bill Warner has helped take down nine jihadi Web sites in the past six months, including one of the most important, Alhesbah, a principal forum for supporters of al-Qaida. Jihad Cybersleuth PI Bill Warner Sarasota Fl.
"I started with the Islamic Thinkers Society site in June of 2005, before it became all private and password protected," recalls PI Bill Warner. "I downloaded a lot of their information and photos posted of U.S. servicemen being killed or their bodies mutilated after a firefight in Iraq or Afghanistan. I know what is posted on these Web sites; they need to be shut down," says PI Bill Warner.  Beyond patriotism, cybersleuths state four main reasons for getting involved in the fight:
1). Disruption of jihadi Web activities-- 

2). Intelligence gathering-- 
3). Amateurs are not bound by the legal restrictions governments are-- 4). Western governments aren't doing enough--
"The propaganda war is being fought by al-Qaida and its affiliates on the Internet, and the USA hasn't even stepped onto the court," cautions PI Bill Warner. Pro al-Qaida Web sites are filled with more than anti-U.S., Israel and Christian vitriol. There are beheading videos, images of American vehicles being blown up in Iraq and Afghanistan, calls for the slaughter of U.S. and Israeli citizens and predictions of imminent terror attacks. Bill Warner's frustration with government "inaction" has inspired him to take the fight into his own hands by tracking Web sites and getting IP providers to shut down online terrorist destinations. 
Cybersleuths like Bill Warner have infiltrated well-funded jihadi Web sites and wrought havoc. He says cybersleuths like him are stepping up to a job the government should be doing. "You cannot have a forum up, spreading information about how to behave like a terrorist, hoping to catch someone by luck."Shutting down the sites accomplishes two main goals, government investigators say.-- Disrupting jihadi operations-- Reducing propaganda and recruitment".
See Video Above PI Bill Warner on Fox News Shutting Down Terrorists Websites. PI Bill Warner investigative reports are featured in major Newspaper publications such as the 'QUARTZ-Fox News", PennLive, ‘UK Daily News’, ‘Sunday London Express’, ‘NY Post‘, “TAMPA RNC“, ‘NY Daily News‘, ‘Star-Telegraph’, “Tampa Tribune“, “Fox News National“, “London Sunday Telegraph“, ‘Village Voice’, ”Al-Qaida Website hosted in Phoenix The Arizona Republic“, “The Columbian Newspaper“, ”Bay News 9 Tampa“, “Cyber Vigilante FOX NEWS NY“, “In our view: Internet Censor (Bill Warner) Wednesday, May 7 COLUMBIAN EDITORIAL STAFF“, ”Canadian Press (CP)”, “The St. Petersburg Times“, “The Press-Register Newspaper“, “Do Cybersleuths Fight Terrorism or Cause Trouble“, ”The Press & Sun Bulletin Binghamton“, “Former Buc Player Hires Private Eye To Find Super Bowl Rings“, ”Yahoo News Canada“, ”Brooklyn Ink Newspaper“,…HONOR KILLER YASER SAID: TRACKING A COLD BLOODED MURDERER.


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