Governments struggle as militants refine Web tactics

Islamist militants are becoming more skilled at tailoring their message to specific audiences, including women and children, and Western societies are struggling to find a response.That was the message from a meeting hosted by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe this week, attended by leading experts on Islamist radicalisation.”One of the most alarming trends we found on the Internet recently is what we call ‘narrowcasting’,” said Gabriel Weimann, professor of communications at the University of Haifa in Israel which monitors 5,800 militant Web sites.

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