B.C. Terror and Hate Sites Appear on Wiesenthal Center's 2007 CD Rom Report to be Released in Vancouver

    Hate On Demand YouTube Generation, Targeted by Viral Videos

    "Digital Terrorism & Hate" 10th Annual Report Released in Vancouver by
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - The ever growing menace of terrorism and hate
on the Internet is exposed in the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 10th Annual
interactive Report, 'Digital Terrorism and Hate 2007'. The CD-Rom Report was
released today at a Vancouver news conference.
    Compiled by the Center's researchers in Los Angeles, Toronto, Jerusalem,
Paris, New York and Buenos Aires, the 2007 edition includes over 600 sites
culled from almost 7,000 problematic web sites, blogs, newsgroups, YouTube and
other on-demand video sites, a spike of almost 17 per cent over 2006.
    There are two problematic BC sites; BC White Pride (www.bcwhitepride.org)
with the registrant in New Jersey and server in Chicago; and Jihad Unspun
(www.jihadunspun.com) with the registrant and server both in Vancouver.
    The Report also illustrates how the increased use of 'viral video'
technology has now made it possible for hate and terror groups to tailor the
web...a kind of 'direct market message'...to lure new members. Some of these
powerful terrorist videos are included in the CD-Rom.
    Report highlights this year include powerful real time terrorist videos
that recruit young people into the horrific culture of death and 'Hate on
Demand' - two flash movies tracing the evolution of how hate and terror groups
have manipulated and leveraged the web to promote their agendas.
    Leo Adler, Director of National Affairs, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal
Center for Holocaust Studies said, "Today, the Internet not only facilitates
hate, violence and terrorism, its technological engines shape and even
dictates tactics and trends deployed by groups committed to destroying our
democratic values and multicultural societies. Terrorist organizations are
using the net to bypass parental control to directly recruit young people into
their culture of death."
    As the international scope of this project continues to grow, key
sections of the Report are available in French and Spanish.
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles and its Canadian office,
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies in Toronto are
distributing this unique, timely and impactful CD-Rom to government leaders,
elected officials, law enforcement, anti-terrorist agencies, community and web
activists, educational institutions and the news media free of charge.

    About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian
human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding
through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. With
over 25,000 members of all faiths around the world, it confronts important
contemporary issues including racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and genocide.
Friends is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal
Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international
agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of
Europe, with offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and
Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving
the memories of Holocaust victims, while simultaneously seeking justice for
the war criminals. Visit: www.fswc.ca

For further information:

For further information: David Eisenstadt, The Communications Group
Inc., 1-800-267-4476 x 36, deisenstadt@tcgpr.com

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