Friday, November 16, 2007

Experts urge cooperation to target terrorist misuse of Web

: International attempts to aim terrorist abuse of the Internet must be better coordinated, experts said Thursday.

The experts made their remarks on the outs of-bounds of a closed-door meeting at the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The meeting was intended to place new attacks for fighting the usage of the Web for terrorist purposes. About 100 specializers from 40 states are expected to go to the two-day gathering, which began Thursday afternoon.

"Unfortunately, there is not a coherent scheme in Europe, especially among the 27 European Union member nations, as to what to do," said Sajjan Gohel, manager for international security at the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation.

"There's a batch of good talking, a batch of mulct words, but those demand to backed up with mulct deeds," he said.

Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communicating at Israel's Haifa University and a former research chap at the United States Institute of Peace, said counterterrorism attempts on the Web also needed to go more than sophisticated. The measurements taken should depend on the organisation and Web land site in question, he said. Today in Europe

"Some have got to be kept, monitored and learned from. Some have got to be blocked," Weimann said.

Much could be learned about "inner debates" within terrorist groupings by monitoring some sites, he said.

Mohamed Bin Muhammad Ali of the Religious Rehabilitation Group in Capital Of Singapore said the best manner to forestall people from becoming radicalized was education.

"I believe that the fighting against today's extremism necessitates a multi-pronged attack ... and the authorities alone cannot win the fight," he said. He suggested the creative activity of "counter Web sites."

Organizers of the meeting acknowledged that more than needful to be done to make a planetary scheme for targeting terrorists on the Web.

"People purpose on abusing internet for terrorist intents could make so from virtually anywhere in the world, with a laptop computer and an Internet connection," Carlos Sanchez Delaware Boado, the Spanish president of the OSCE's Permanent Council, said during the meeting's gap session.

"In order to do a sustained impact on this counterterrorism field, we absolutely have got to collaborate very closely and in a coordinated manner," he said.

The Internet have featured prominently in recent terrorist menaces and attacks.

In Vienna, two work force and a adult female with suspected contacts to al-Qaida were arrested in September in connexion with an online picture menace against Republic Of Austria and Federal Republic Of Germany that surfaced in March. One of the three have since been released. A 4th individual was arrested in Canada in connexion with the threat.


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