Alarm over how-to internet bomb videos

16th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 January 2007, AMSTERDAM — The Dutch national counter-terrorism chief has raised concern about the rise of so-called virtual terrorist training camps on the internet.

16 January 2007

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch national counter-terrorism chief has raised concern about the rise of so-called virtual terrorist training camps on the internet.

Tjibbe Joustra — the chief of the anti-terrorism co-ordination point NTCb — said radical Muslim organisations operate between 100 and 200 websites.

He said the websites offer written bomb-making manuals and step-by-step video instructions.

Currently, the websites are in Arabic but Joustra said in the television programme NOVA that he expects Dutch-language versions will soon be able.

Written bomb instructions have been circulating around the internet for years.

But there are now accompanying pictures and footage to show people exactly how they could make a bomb belt, for example.

Joustra said the internet  enables radical groups to aim their propaganda at target audiences in Dutch society.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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