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The Axis of Paedoterrorism

The Times reports that paedophiles and terrorists are joining forces online into a unified axis of unstoppable evil.
Secret coded messages are being embedded into child pornographic images, and paedophile websites are being exploited as a secure way of passing information between terrorists.
It is not clear whether the terrorists were more interested in the material for personal gratification or were drawn to child porn networks as a secure means of sending messages. In one case fewer than a dozen images were found; in another, 40,000.
And another piece, looking for a rationale for the paedoterrorist nexus:
Some paedophiles have become adept at encrypting information and burying it so deeply in the internet that no outsider can easily find it. Paedophiles then meet in cyberspace and swap notes on how to reach the images. None is likely to rush to police saying they suspect that they have spotted a terrorist loitering on their child porn website.
Another area investigators will want to explore is the similarity between the personalities of paedophiles and terrorists. “If they are going out, a lot of time is spent by going to the mosque or going off to internet cafés,” the source said.
Of course, there is no way that the timing of these explosive and terrifying revelations could have anything to do with the government's plans for an "Orwellian" database of all phone calls, emails and internet communications in Britain facing opposition.

There are 3 comments on "The Axis of Paedoterrorism":

Posted by: Fazal Majid http://www.majid.info/ Fri Oct 17 16:53:03 2008

The Taliban buit their initial base of support by rescuing Afghan boys kidnapped by warlords for the purpose of buggery.

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org/acb/ Fri Oct 17 18:44:09 2008

Possibly. I think that one of the things that's happening is people with issues deciding to be "evil" or "bad" and latching onto a number of things, such as paedophilia and terrorism.

I recall reading some years ago about a neo-Nazi in America complaining that a lot of people joining his group were basically nutters who were also paedophiles or Satanists or what have you and just really wanted to be "evil". Presumably a lot of those would, these days, be converting to "Islam" for the purpose of becoming "jihadists"

Posted by: cos http://polydistortion.net/monkey/ Sat Oct 18 00:26:20 2008

if only they were still making episodes of Monkey Dust. they'd have a field day with this.

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