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Update November 19, 2015- The mastermind of the ISIS attacks on Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, had an extensive Twitter feed and other social media. The CIA and other European agencies knew about. How was this allowed? Read more, below.
July 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer
Once again, another “lone wolf” radical Islam terrorist has massacred innocent American civilians. This time, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, four Marines were killed.
Based on my own amateur profiling of the shooter, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, he seems to have dramatically suddenly turned radical. He was a normal guy with a college education living in suburbs, until recently.
That is the power of this Internet-based ISIS recruiting. Videos and social media are becoming effective tools for the radicals.
Why companies like Google (YouTube), Facebook, and Twitter are allowed to post these recruiting videos and messages is beyond me. It is very easy to stop things like child porn on the Internet. The companies that run the social media sites can do the same thing with ISIS recruiting.
YouTube can instantly screen a newly uploaded video and block it if it is a copyright infringement. The video recognition software can easily spot things like an ISIS flag, etc. Are we more concerned legally in this country at preventing Hollywood piracy than in stopping radical Islam recruiting?
Also, anyone who interacts with a radical Facebook page, or re-Tweets something radical, should be investigated and possibly arrested, sending a chilling message.
This is not free speech that is protected by the First Amendment. This is the classic case of screaming fire in a theater that is not protected speech. It can and should be stopped.