al-Qaida offers its Videos for Cell Phones

In order to extend its influence, Al-Qaida's media wing, al-Sahab, announced the availability of eight Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri video messages for cell phones. In a written message introducing the new cell phone videos, al-Zawahri, al-Qaida's number 2 figure, asked followers to spread the terror group's messages: "I asked God for the men of jihadi media to spread the message of Islam and monotheism to the world and spread real awareness to the people of the nations.” Al-Sahab has promised to release more of its previous video messages in cell-phone quality formats. Videos playable on cell phones are increasingly popular in the Middle East, mainly thanks to how easy they can be transferred from phone to phone using Bluetooth or infrared wireless technology.

News source: Associated Press

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There are worst terrorist group INSIDE America (KKK, Black Panthers, a lot of dangerous sects, ultra conservationist and such) but to blame a foreign and exotic group is way more impacting. In comparison, Al Quaida looks like a bunch of gays.

And yes, almost every single group own a webpage, videos and such.

Propaganda. They know a good population of US citizens don't sit and listen to the news. We carry on with life, as opposed to sitting around hearing about how many crashes, deaths, crimes, etc happened today. This in turn has pushed them to bring the "terror" to your cellphone. Don't buy into this bulls***. The idea of men in caves having some sort of "uncontrollable" movement in your neighborhood is very unlikely.

Don't sell yourself to this idea or any other media controlled garbage. Be educated; don't let them be "educated" for you.

why don't they tell the truth bin laddin had nothing to do with 911 it was a Zionist inside job by the eleet family Rothschild who owns all european countries.

I think this news story is a sad comment on the state of society.

It a news story about an technology being used to further some end. But people want it censored.
Where do you stop? if the govt and news channels censor everything that is decided to delicate, how will you ever know what is going beyond your own small world, how do you know the truth of what is happening.

Its like the Iraq war some years past, sometimes the only way to find out the truth of what was happening was to watch international news outlets, eg the BBC as the American home channels left out anything that was felt too touchy for there viewers.

don't get me wrong... but this should not be here.... ppl will always exploit technolagy/people.... just for there cause.... thats the nature of the human mind in these times..

I lol'd hard @ some of the comments XD ...

what's wrong with you people !!?

some Americans just have some weired fear when they hear the word "al-qaida" XD ... even if it's some stupid news about them ><; ...


and about this news .... you really don't know the people here ( in arab & islamic countries ...)
they use this stupid 3GP for everything ><; ... really !! ... porn , movies , drifting , funny clips ... everything XD ...
you can even see the poor quality for arab videos @ youtube ...

of course not all of us are this lazy or don't know much about technology & computers ...

Wow, the "terrorists" are really going out of their way, thanks to the help of their buddies, the American government mafia!

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Its not neowin helping to spread the message. You can hardly say that because there are no links to any videos. Its just a useless , pointless, dis-tasteful non news worthy article that doesnt belong on the front page. Where is the news worthyness of this article ? the dumb idiots calling them selves al crapeda have been using different forms of medium for spewing there nonsense for years now. Also the associated press is no different than the register

Even im not american but i find this offensive. Standards really are slipping with Neowin. At least give us an option to opt out of seeing certain news storys on the front page ? like i said im not american and i want to emphasize that but this is really disrespectful to people serving in the armed forces and there familys

IMHO, this article doesn't belong on the front page; not even on this site. It's useless for normal people like me, not really about technology, and it's promoting their garbage.

hahaha, you can easily say which of the members are americans by reading this topic ;)

how this is treason of propagation of terrorism is beyond my mental capabilities i'm afraid

I did think similar, but I edited as I thought it might cause offence to suggest that.

It seems hard to grasp, but propaganda is a two way street.

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Amnesia said,
on a side note, Arabs and Muslims don't say that :P

99% don't even know what the word infidel means lol


lol XD ... sure we don't know what it means ... (or 99% of us)

we speak Arabic here, remember !?

Oh please, no wonder some are so dumb on current on affairs, when news outlets decide not to actually report, or when they do people ask for it to be pulled.

By reporting a news story, I doubt they can be classed as causing trouble or treason.

Wow, can everyone please crap themselves more over this article?

HenryC you're talking about treason? that's just ridiculous

This is front page worthy, shows the increase use of technology from the good to the bad.

I know this is going to cause a storm, but good/bad, is all a point of view, on here, as we are the west, it is bad.
At the other end, this would be classed as a good use of technology.

I can sum up this up with one word - Treason (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason)

Get rid of this article now!

HenryC said,
I can sum up this up with one word - Treason (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason)

Get rid of this article now!

No

Unless you are completely dumb, please remove this useless news. I don't have to specify what kind of trouble you could get into for propagating this stuff.

Amnesia said,
the ******* gives my religion a bad name. He uses Islam as a cloak but this is so against what we are taught!

Of course, but its hardly a new thing; I mean, European powers in the past used it to justify all manner of atrocities.

The problem is that the US decries the extremism of Bin Laden and yet, supports the very regime (Saudi Royal Family) which allows Salafism/Wahhab to exist within its borders, and worse supports the spreading of this intolerant version of Islam outside the kingdom.

I mean, mainstream muslims give me a hard time because I'm a sufi - but when was the last time you saw a Dervish blowing themselves up?

that's really a shame that it happens to you. I'm sunni. We once wanted to show that we're all one family so the sunnis and sheeas all prayed together in the same mosque.

Amnesia said,
that's really a shame that it happens to you. I'm sunni. We once wanted to show that we're all one family so the sunnis and sheeas all prayed together in the same mosque.

Ditto

I think this is front page worthy. It shows you how technology can be used to bad ends as well as good ends. It shows that technology is just a tool used by man to accomplish whatever his particular goals are. Something like that is real hard to stop by the governments in the Middle East and security forces.

macrosslover said,
I think this is front page worthy. It shows you how technology can be used to bad ends as well as good ends. It shows that technology is just a tool used by man to accomplish whatever his particular goals are. Something like that is real hard to stop by the governments in the Middle East and security forces.

We don't get reports like this about the latest spam techniques (also about using technology), so why should this be here?

just because it hasn't happened in the past doesn't mean it shouldn't. I personally would be interested to know how spammers get past the latest filters, the tricks they do etc..
It's not my site so I have no control over content past or future I can only comment on what is placed on it, and looking at this I personally feel that it is FP worthy. It's tech, political, and international realted which are elements alot of FP stories usually have. If the name of the subject was replaced by Apple or some tech company nobody would be saying anything, because it's al-aqeda doesn't make it any less newsworthy. In my eyes it's more important than what Apple or some other tech company chooses to come out with.

macrosslover said,
I think this is front page worthy. It shows you how technology can be used to bad ends as well as good ends. It shows that technology is just a tool used by man to accomplish whatever his particular goals are. Something like that is real hard to stop by the governments in the Middle East and security forces.

I agree completely. I have to say I have NO idea where people get their reasoning for this not being Front Page worthy. It involves Technology + Current events. I'm starting to remember why I don't visit these forums for any other reason than design topics.

1: This isn't really technology news.
2: Your just promoting their message my making light of this
3: Even if I am wrong on the first 2 points, this is hardly front page news.

phiberoptik said,
1: This isn't really technology news.
2: Your just promoting their message my making light of this
3: Even if I am wrong on the first 2 points, this is hardly front page news.

i agree +2