Are you a bored web techie? Join al-Qaeda

Tongue in cheek el Reg reports on news that Islamic websites are advertising for jobs:

According to Reuters, the fun-loving organisation has published web adverts “asking for supporters to help put together its Web statements and video montages”, or more precisely, it has “vacant positions for video production and editing statements, footage and international media coverage about militants in Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and other conflict zones where militants are active.”

The advert was spotted by London-based Arabic publication Asharq al-Awsat which notes that al-Qaeda-linked web presence the Global Islamic Media Front promises to “follow up with members interested in joining and contact them via email”. It does not, though, specify how wannabes should make their applications, nor does it state a salary.

With regard to the latter, Asharq al-Awsat notes: “Every Muslim knows his life is not his, since it belongs to this violated Islamic nation whose blood is being spilt. Nothing should take precedence over this.” We take this to mean that successful applicants should not expect a six-figure salary, 28 days paid leave, a company car or health insurance, although you probably get a company AK-47 thrown in as part of the package.

2 thoughts on “Are you a bored web techie? Join al-Qaeda”

  1. Eventhough I may not agree on Al-Qaedas methods, I must say that it is very smart of them to use the www as a resource to recruit and “employ”. I think one of Hezzbolahs main strengths was the fact that they could broadcast and show the world, especially Israeli citizens the front lines as it was happening, in other words the pshycolgical warfare that in reality wins the hearts of the people. That said I think Al-Qaeda are simply trying to increase there talent by recruiting online. Thing is, shouldnt the US be able to follow up on such sites and close them down or should I say hunt them down or as I firmly beleive is it to their benefit… after all without terrorists in play how would they be able to continue their world domination plan…

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