Center for Strategic Communication

News & Opinion on Terrorism & Strategic Communication — October 17, 2007

EU Adopts Terrorism Lexicon. “Fundamentalist Jihadi Terrorist; by writing those words I have just found myself in breach of the Annex to the Annex of the ‘Revised Media Communication Strategy’ or more properly the ‘European Union strategy for combating radicalisation and recruitment through effective communication of EU values and policies’.” (England Expects, 10/15).

The Real Diplomacy of Deeds. “With the global access of the informal media, rumor and perceptions outrun fact and reason. Fostering the image of the U.S. as not really interested in democracy is easy when stories like two today that highlight short-signed American diplomacy, public or otherwise.” (Mountainrunner, 10/16).

AQ in New Jersey. “The FBI’s elite Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark says it is not only monitoring a number of North Jersey residents with ties to al-Qaida, but that agents have quietly “disrupted” their activities and even deported a few.” (North Jersey Media Group, 10/15).

U.S. Not Taking Jihad threat Seriously. “This continuing dangerous denial of the threats of Jihad, its ideology, and refusal to debate the issues of political Islamism represents yet another fault line in America’s national security. When concerns about Jihad and Islamism are a source for mockery by American media and political organizations, then clearly the Jihadists and the Islamists are winning the War of Ideas. ” (CT Blog, 10/15).

Black Helicopters, Now With Voice Morphing!. “Perhaps the best examples of voice morphing to date are the faked phone calls from Flight 93 on the day of 9-11-2001 in which a few of the people on the ill fated flight were recorded speaking with their loved ones shortly before it was shot down over Shanksville, Pennsylvania.” (9-11themotherofallblackoperations, 10/15).