Center for Strategic Communication

Terrorism and Strategic Communication News — September 5, 2007

Germans Arrested, Planned Bombings of American Targets. It is unclear if this is related to yesterday’s arrests in Denmark. “Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a ‘massive’ terrorist attack on US facilities in the country” (BBC, 9/5)

Swedish Prophet Drawing Controversy Gains Momentum. “A Swedish Muslim group on Tuesday said it plans to sue a local newspaper for publishing a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body.” (International Herald Tribune, 9/4).

How to Attack U.S. Military Bases. Discussion on Islamist web site in Minnesota “focused mainly on bases located in open terrain, e.g., in the desert. …Some of the postings were accompanied by diagrams of military bases showing various plans and angles of attack ” (MEMRI, 9/4).

Non-Moderate Muslim Helps Foil Canadian Attack Plot. “Canadian Mubin Shaikh befriended men who were allegedly plotting truck bombs in the downtown area of Toronto.” (BBC, 9/4).

Public Diplomacy in Virtual Worlds. Part of a Monday (9/10) conference “simulcast” in Second Life. (USC Center for Public Diplomacy).