Monday, January 07, 2008

Downloaded Any Good Beheadings Lately?


I haven't seen the latest top ten from al-Qaeda but I can imagine.

As-Sahab, the media production house of al-Qaeda, is issuing specially formatted videos from Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri that can be downloaded to cell phones.

The move is aimed at spreading al-Qaeda's message and extending its influence.

As of Sunday, eight previously recorded videos were made available for download, including a tribute to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former al-Qaeda in Iraq leader killed by US forces in June 2006.

Ben Venzke, the head of IntelCenter, a US group that monitors and analyses al-Qaeda's messages, said it was not the first time As-Sahab has released videos designed for cell phones. He said the group has been releasing them for years, but that between September and December, a few video messages did not come with versions for cell phones.more

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