23 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 451 (2004)
Inciting Terrorism on the Internet: An Application of Brandenburg to Terrorist Websites

handle is hein.journals/stlpl23 and id is 475 raw text is: INCITING TERRORISM ON THE INTERNET: AN APPLICATION OF
BRANDENBURG TO TERRORIST WEBSITES
I. INTRODUCTION
The unexpected attacks of September 11, 2001 abruptly shattered the
illusory bubble of isolation that had heretofore kept America psychologically
safe from the insanity of international terrorism. The acts committed on that
terrible day expanded the shadow of global terrorism directly to our borders.
Unlike the focused military attack on Pearl Harbor and the targeted destruction
of life and property in Oklahoma City perpetrated by our own citizens,
September 1 1th made us the victims of a dogma war that is marked by random
and incomprehensibly horrific acts, wrought by a loose network of fanatics
who are joined not by the ideals and conventional nationalism of past conflicts,
but instead by an aberrant religious belief that includes a command to kill
Americans.' Such fanatics are identifiable not by a particular geography or
country, but instead by their untenable hatred of the United States and single-
minded devotion to the annihilation of our way of life. Who are our
antagonists, and when will they strike again? Despite our technology, our
military might, and our global position as the last standing superpower, we
really do not know precisely who, where, or when, but we are absolutely
certain that terrorism is no longer the remote problem of other nations: we are
its direct victims and have little assurance that it can be effectively stopped.
We intuitively know this as Americans because it is the freedom inherent to
our open way of life that ironically provides easy access to us as targets and
provides our enemies with the same legal protection of individual rights:
rights that can be openly abused to facilitate the execution of acts intended to
destroy our way of life.    A  lot has changed in the United States since
1. Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Laden et al., Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders: World
Islamic Front Statement at http://www.fas.org/irp/worldlpara/docs/980223-fatwa.htm (Feb. 23,
1998). From a religions ruling (fatwa) issued by Usama bin Laden and his associates:
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies - civilians and military - is an individual
duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in
order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque from their grip, and in order for
their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any
Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty Allah, and fight the pagans
all together as they fight you all together, and fight them until there is no more tumult or
oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.
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