Knowledge, Technology, Digital Community: The Diasporic Internet Networks and their Inference with Global Security
Regional and international security problems can be understood in more profound way if the research will take into account the relationship between terrorism and new media technologies. If the civilians are exposed to the information and technological revolution, there is no logic to assume that terrorist groups do not share the same benefits and advantages. The terrorists endeavor to mobilize local and international groups, trying to gain advantage by activating loyal civilians who are exposed to the cultural and technological resources of their targets. In this respect, special interest can be brought to the issue of Diasporic communities in the Internet.
The current research is a part of a broader investigation on patterns of political involvement of Diasporic Internet communities. The study has compared the Internet content of three religious groups (Muslim, Jewish and Sikhs) with an attempt to reveal certain cultural and religious codes that bring the potential terrorists to use the Internet as a tool for mobilization and coordination of their actions.
Keywords: Cyber-terror, Terror Mobilization, Religious Content, Net Knowledge, Diaspora Communities, Global Security
Dr. Galit M. Ben-Israel (Fixler)
Researcher & Lecturer, Institute for Identity research in Media and Politics (IDmap)
I'am a Head of Project of Identity, Terror and CyberSpace, in IDmap – Institute for Identity research in Media and Politics. The topic of my ongoing research is: Global Terror, Ethnicity, Diaspora and Internet Networks.
See link: http://identity-lab.itgo.com/CyberSpace_terror.html.
Dr. Marina Shorer-Zeltser
President of IDmap – Institute for Identity research in Media and Politics., Institute for Identity research in Media and Politics (IDmap)