Roundup 10/15: Islamist Blogger in North Carolina

News & Opinion on Terrorism & Strategic Communication — October 15, 2007


Islamist Blogger in North Carolina. “It turns out he is a 21-year-old American named Samir Khan who produces his blog from his parents’ home in North Carolina, where he serves as a kind of Western relay station for the multimedia productions of violent Islamic groups.” (New York Times, 10/15).

Interview with Peter Singer. “For our generation, this is the equivalent of our cold war. This is our calling – to bridge this growing divide between the U.S. and the Muslim world.” (Desert Peact, 10/14).

DNI Needs Office on Terrorist Financing. DoD study was right to call for a special unit to coordinate government efforts against terrorist financing. (CT Blog, 10/14).

Korean Ransom Funds Taliban Weapons and Training. “‘It was a God-sent opportunity,’ said Mullah Hezbollah, 30. ‘It has helped us to multiply our stockpile of weapons and explosives to wage battle for at least a year or so.'” (UK Telegraph, 10/15).