A jihadist forum has urged supporters to wage a “YouTube Invasion” by uploading propaganda videos to the popular video-sharing website, the SITE Intelligence Group has claimed.
The Telegraph (UK)
The US-based monitoring service said that the call was made last week by a member who called himself Omar Abdul Hakim on al-Faloja, a password-protected jihadist forum.
Those wishing to wage jihad should use the popular Google-owned website “to shame the crusaders by publishing clips of videos showing their losses,” Mr Hakim wrote.
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“The members of YouTube number in the thousands of millions, and most of them are the filthiest and most dangerous people on earth,” Mr Hakim wrote, noting that it is even used by US President-Elect Barack Obama.
“Brothers, let us go to work and invade. I ask you, by Allah, as soon as you read this subject, to start recording on YouTube, and to start cutting and uploading and posting clips on the jihadist, Islamic, and general forums.”
The forum member included step-by-step instructions on how to post videos on YouTube and what software to use to cut clips into 10-minute sequences.