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by Hannah Leitheiser

Twin Cities

Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

Carlin & Graff

2018

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2019-03-29

"In March 2009 [Abu Mansoor Alam Ricky] stared a 31-minute recruiting video that portrayed the terror groups attack on Ethiopian forces. He pleaded for more recruits: 'If you can encourage more of your children, and more of your neighbors, and anyone around you to send people to this Jihad it would be a great asset for us.'...He did his best to make Jihad look enticing even releasing rap songs with names like "Make Jihad with Me"...While Al-shabab succeeded in targeting and lowering a handful of recruits -- mostly men, largely from Minnesota and the Twin Cities -- their online recruitment efforts were never particularly effective. They were to a certain extent ideological spam..." - Carlin & Graff, Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat (2018)

Hey! They said Minnesota.