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Terror Net 2.0: Online 'Media Jihad'

Pay special attention to points 4, 8 and 9 as translated by MEMRI from an online posting of instructions for conducting 'media jihad.'

4. Find out where you can purchase weapons, especially small ones that can be easily concealed. Buy as many as you can, but not more! Keep [the weapons] hidden… Do not take them out [of their hiding place] under any circumstances, until it is time…

5. Stay away from demonstrations… Know that demonstrations are held for one purpose only: in order to give citizens the feeling that they have done something significant, when [in fact] they haven't. The only exception is violent demonstrations, which provide an opportunity to use the weapon…

7. Do not be too quick to judge people or things with which you are not familiar, the way some foolish people [judge] Al-Qaeda…

8. Do not wait for a call from an Islamic group like Al-Qaeda… so you [can] begin to receive orders and act. Act on your own, starting today. Create a secret media jihad cell... which will be ready to become operational at any moment, and will be like a time bomb [concealed] in your home, [waiting to strike] the enemies of Allah.

9. When the day comes on which you can set forth [and fight] for the sake of Allah, do not waste [even] a second. Seek to be among those who carry out martyrdom operations…

It's not a joke, the threat is real, and it need not have the rubber stamp of bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Our enemies are not shy and they tend to tell us precisely what they intend to do and why...often even where.

That said, the intent here is not to fan hyperventilation. But it is to point out that the threat does not end with al-Qaeda and the need for us to pay attention.