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  • Osama bin Laden dead: What jihadi websites are saying

    Osama bin Laden dead: What jihadi websites are saying

    Online supporters of Osama bin Laden and his campaign of global jihad reacted with confusion, sadness, and often anger following the news that Osama bin Laden is dead, killed by US special forces in Pakistan Sunday. Here is a sampling of four ways commenters on pro-jihadi websites responded – translated by Aaron Zelin, a researcher at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and operator of his own website that studies Islamic radicalism online, Jihadology.

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  • On jihadi websites, disbelief and vows of revenge over bin Laden's death

    On jihadi websites, disbelief and vows of revenge over bin Laden's death

    Supporters of Osama bin Laden began posting on jihadi websites – Al Qaeda's main public relations arm on the Internet – within minutes of the announcement bin Laden had been killed.

  • Osama bin Laden dead: What jihadi websites are saying

    Osama bin Laden dead: What jihadi websites are saying

    Online supporters of Osama bin Laden and his campaign of global jihad reacted with confusion, sadness, and often anger following the news that Osama bin Laden is dead, killed by US special forces in Pakistan Sunday. Here is a sampling of four ways commenters on pro-jihadi websites responded – translated by Aaron Zelin, a researcher at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and operator of his own website that studies Islamic radicalism online, Jihadology.

  • Yemen packages may signal Al Qaeda franchise is 'amateurish'

    Yemen packages may signal Al Qaeda franchise is 'amateurish'

    The Yemen packages found on UPS and FedEx flights yesterday came shortly after Al Qaeda in Yemen published a jihadist magazine emphasizing the importance of targeting Americans.