A message issued by a group calling itself the ?Faruq Electronic Army,? establishes a division of three brigades that will operate on the Internet to combat the media arm of the war led by the ?Jews, crusaders, and the traitors and collaborators within this Ummah.? The group predicts that they will achieve their goal in this realm, noting that the insurgency groups in Iraq have already ?proven its success? and ?exposed? the alleged lies of the Americans and the defeat of Western and Arab media.
The Faruq Electronic Army seeks to publish jihadist and mujahideen news, defend Islam and jihad in light of the Western media?s purported campaign of equating jihad and terror, destroying ?immoral, vile, and abhorrent websites,? Arab and foreign, and establishing an Islamic voice comprising Muslim men with experience in spreading religious rhetoric and ?inciting to jihad.? The author of the message believes it is incumbent upon Muslims to join this campaign, and encourages interested Muslims to ?enroll? in the brigade immediately. Further, he announces: ?If my love for jihad is called terror, then may the world know that I am the first among terrorists!?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.