Wednesday, April 12, 2006

RAND Voices of Jihad Database

I had the below link sent to me today. Sounded interesting. Haven't had a chance to look through it yet, but it looks like an interesting resource to see/hear what the Jihadists think, from their own words.
http://www.rand.org/research_areas/terrorism/database/
This online database is a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers. Nearly all content is in English translation, and has been collected from publicly-accessible websites. Original links are provided, along with excerpts and full-text content when available.
It seems like a great idea. It makes it a lot harder to soft-pedal and downplay the rhetoric of the wack-jobs when it hasn't been filtered and edited via some media source. I'd be interested in hearing anyone's reaction who checks it out.


NOT to be confused with:
The Voice Of the Martyrs