The strategic importance of the Internet for armed insurgent groups in modern warfare

31 December 2007 Wael Adhami

This article shows that groups engaged in a jihad have made the Internet their main outlet to the world. With a particular focus on Iraq, the author argues that the Internet does not serve as a platform of recruitment for jihad but is rather the most effective way for armed insurgent groups to win the "hearts and minds" of Muslims worldwide.

About the author

Wael Adhami

Holds a master’s degree in defence and security policies.