Internet a "Virtual University for Terrorists"

November 16, 2006

The eighth annual report of the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, released yesterday, documents over 6,000 terror and hate websites, newsgroups, blogs and chatrooms on the internet -- a 20% increase over last year. "Online activities have undergone a qualitative shift that present existential threats to society. The Internet has become a 'virtual university' for terrorists with manuals from how to build a 'dirty bomb' and make poisons, to tutorials on how to use global positioning devices or attack a motorcade." Copies of Digital Terrorism and Hate 2006 are available free of charge to law enforcement agencies, educational institutions and the news media. Media Release | Friends of the Simon Weisenthal Centre