An Explosion in cybercrime Sets off Alarms in Europe

A video circulates on the Internet linking several individuals accused of the largest terrorist attack in Europe, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, to the incident. It is attributed to Iraqi-based, terrorist organization Ansar el Islam. The video shows pictures of an alleged planner and several of the suspected executers of the attack. It also shows graphic images of the attack and its aftermath as well as maps of the Madrid train system and of Al-Andalus, the area of the Iberian Peninsula governed by Muslims centuries ago. This video and similar websites are said to be used by terrorists to recruit supporters for their cause. The European Union wants Member States, third countries and the private sector to join forces to put an end to the use of cyberspace for criminal purposes, including the incitement to terrorism.

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