Internet Jihadists are silly conspiracy theorists
The Guilliam Foundation has released a fascinating report on the content of pro-Jihadist Internet message boards. Focusing on the ideology and “social dynamics” of Arabic-language web-forums, the study finds that internet jihadists spend a lot of time attacking other Muslims, restricting free debate, and re-posting the same pro-Jihad texts. Users have little knowledge of scripture, continue to cite material from “recanted” Jihadists, and they love Saudi-funded Wahhabbi clerics. They also actively ignore information that contradicts their beliefs, shut out “bad news,” and are super-paranoid.
They sound like half the wing nuts on the net. Truthers, Birthers and Ayn Rand followers all exhibit the same on-line behaviors.