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Internet jihadism is a war conducted using the World Wide Web and led by the main terrorist entities that represent the global jihadist movement. The most violent form of Islamism, an ideological and political interpretation of the Islamic religion, jihadism promotes violence as the only means to obtain a world entirely populated by Muslims and ruled by sharia, Islam’s religious legal system.

Since the late 1990s, the evolution of the Internet from its beginnings as a cabled connection used in institutions to a global communications network linking tens of millions of mobile devices has resulted in rapid advancement in the technological resources available to the jihadist movement. This has gradually transformed Internet jihadism and resulted in changes in its key players.

On July 9, 2005, Ayman Mohammed ...

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