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August 21, 2014


The Preferred Tool of Terrorists

New Yorker: "Foley's murder evokes sad and painful memories of the videotaped murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. That execution--of an innocent man, chosen for victimhood merely because of his nationality and, perhaps, his religion (Pearl was Jewish)--set the pattern, and a new benchmark for terrorists. Since then, hundreds and perhaps thousands of people, many of them noncombatants, have been similarly murdered, their last moments videotaped, at the hands of extremists in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. There is no longer any doubt that the Internet, with its power of contagion and usefulness for recruiting, has become a preferred, particular tool of terrorists."












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