Book Review: *Terrorism in Cyberspace*, by Gabriel Weimann, Woodrow Wilson Center Press & Columbia University Press, 2015

(Editorial Note: In this book review, Elias Davidsson does the work of deconstructing one particularly egregious example of the sort of pseudo-scholarship that is put out to back up these absurd terrorism narratives. In this case, we have some subnarrative about how the evil terrorists are using the Internet in such clever, devious ways. Of course, as the review shows, any serious attempt to verify anything in the book leads one nowhere. Hardly surprising, since it is all just fanciful storytelling!) Gabriel Weimann, Professor at the University of Haifa, is considered one of the leading scholars on what is designated as cyber-terrorism, or more accurately, the use of cyberspace (internet) by Islamic terrorists. Jane Harman, CEO of the Wilson Center…

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Revisiting 9/11, Betty Ong, and the Mystery of “Black Betty”

♫ Je vous parle d’un temps ♫ ♫ Que les moins de vingt ans ♫ ♫ Ne peuvent pas connaître ♫ Charles Aznavour I recall how, as a child, in my teens, and as a much younger man than now, people of the older generation would reminisce nostalgically about where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. When such conversations arose, naturally, people of my generation would feel kind of left out. On the day in question, 11/22/1963, I myself was not yet born. In fact, I did not exist at all, since I was conceived about 4 months after that. It occurred to me recently that now, with 9/11, things have come full…

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The Muslim Rape Army Is Coming to Getcha! Further Thoughts on Reclaiming Reality

The Brawl that Wasn’t A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain Sometime a bit over a year ago, I came across an article describing a big brawl that occurred in, of all places, Murmansk, way north in Russia. The story, in the Daily Caller, by one Jacob Boesson, is entitled: Refugees Go Clubbing In Russia, Harass Girls, Wake Up In Hospital The Next Morning. The story is dated February 4, 2016, but the events described would have taken place on the previous weekend, on Friday 29 January. “A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club…

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