It’s another case of LOCAL BLOGGERS DONE GOOD!
Kudos to Rusty and the folks at The Jawa Report for looking out after us. As stated by Maggie’s Notebook, “Bloggers are instrumental in bringing about change in all areas of our lives today” and the Jawa Report’s efforts in the arrest in indictment of Jihad Jane is not different. It once again shows just how important the Internet and blogs have become.
For nearly a year, a middle-aged woman from suburban Philadelphia used her computer to fashion a new, frightening identity, federal court documents say.
The stream of Internet messages in which she sought assistance to wage violent jihad in Asia and Europe literally transformed her, the documents allege, from 46-year-old Colleen LaRose to “Jihad Jane.”
But did you know the rest of the story …
There is a reason why Scared Monkeys has always deferred to the Jawa Report when it comes to all things terrorism, counterterrorism and jihad. Please read our fellow blogging brethren Rusty Shackleford’s Exclusive Jawa Report article, “I turned in Colleen “Jihad Jane” LaRose to the FBI.”
Here is The Jawa Report’s exclusive report* from the person who notified the FBI about Colleen “Jihad Jane” La Rose’s online activities in support of terrorism.
There have been so many media inquiries made to The Jawa Report and YouTube Smackdown about our involvement in the “Jihad Jane” case. We here at The Jawa Report and the YouTube Smackdown Corps were involved to varying degrees in tracking and “smacking down” her various YouTube videos and accounts. By “smacking down” we mean we helped with an organized campaign to “flag” terrorist propaganda videos uploaded to YouTube in an effort to have those videos removed. (snip)
As Michelle Malkin stated, “be sure to send thanks and praise to the vigilant bloggers and watchdogs looking out for you.”
Groups like JawaReport, Quoth the Raven and the YouTube Smackdown Corps claim they had been monitoring LaRose’s growing militancy for three years, and watched as the Internet — particularly YouTube — fed her fervor.
They also said “Jihad Jane” is not the only one on the Internet that the groups are monitoring.
“There are certainly many others out there who are more eloquent and appear to be more dangerous from the way they talk,” a man calling himself Rusty Shackleford told ABC News.
And now you know the rest of the story.