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Islamic State expansively uses Latvian ask.fm resource

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUEuropeans most often become supporters of the Islamic State through communication over the Internet. Having surveyed terrorism threats, Latvian Security Police mentions the risk of being subjected to IS propaganda on the Internet.

The so-called Islamic State actively uses modern technologies. According to London School of Economics, the Islamic State uses Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to spread its propaganda. This also applies to ask.fm resource, where people often ask questions and receive answers in regards to life in Syria and Iraq. Ask.fm has become a popular resource that connects Europeans with militants. Terrorists use these and many other tools to their advantage, brainwash and recruit people. It is noted that terrorists continuously improve their strategy by picking websites not monitored by authorities nearly as often as others, including multi-player video games that support active communication, as reported by De Facto programme.

It is reported that a youngster named Martins had become a supporter of the Islamic State as a result of Internet exposure and influence. He had met some Finnish friend on the Internet. This ‘friend’ had told YLE public media at the beginning of the year that he and his only Latvian friend had gone to fight in the Islamic State.

Latvian Security Police mention the Internet in its reports. Visits of Tabligh Jamaat speakers to Latvia are described more creatively, however. Missionaries encourage Muslims living in Latvia to travel to countries where terrorist presence has been confirmed to strengthen their belief. Officers of Security Police believe such trips carry serious radicalisation risks.

Security Police mentions in its last year’s report that Latvia’s Islamic culture centre neither opposes nor supports the visits of TJ. The new manager of the centre said the following about this organization this year: «They encourage Muslims to follow their religion. If we look at the criteria – what the prophets and the Book of Quran says, and how much Muslims follow those rules – we see that it is like comparing day and night,» – said the centre’s manager Hamza Janis Lucins.

He strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Paris and adds that they have nothing to do with Islam.

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  1. Lin d says:

    how can u tell. ex colleagues of muslim persuasion have voiced their approval of militant activists with comments of “see how you like it” and “they deserved it”. Universities seemingly to encourage students to challenge the norm and result in more aggressive anti=west sentiment students.

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