Items on Strategic Communication from Around the Web — 9/1/2007
Anti-Extremist Blockbuster Film in Pakistan â€œA Pakistani film that targets the dark elements of religious extremism has been smashing the box-office ever since it was released on July 20, the same day that the Supreme Court of Pakistan restored the chief justice controversially ousted by President Musharraf.â€ (Times of India, August 31).
Another Terrorist Advantage: Decision Speed â€œThe key question defining this competition is this: Who has the more agile organization? Al-Qaeda, in planning and executing a terrorist attack, or the United States, in planning, developing and executing the measures to stop one?â€ (The American Interest, Sept-Oct, 2007).
Minnesota Web Site: How to Join AQ â€œYou feel that you want to carry a weapon, fight, and kill the occupiers, and that it is our duty to call for jihad as much as to call for prayer… All that is required is a firm personal decision to fulfill this obligation, and participation in jihad and the resistanceâ€ (MEMRI, August 26).
Time to Talk with Hamas â€œCommunication is the most awesome tool we have, far more devastating to extremists than bombs and bullets (though of course we are providing those too).â€ (Totally Jewish, August 31).
Call for Gender-Segregated Sidewalks in Saudi Arabia â€œSaudi Arabia’s religious police are insisting that authorities of Medina, one of Islam’s holiest cities, should build separate sidewalks for women.â€ (RIA Novosti, August 31).