The Reuters news agency reports that Pauline Neville-Jones, the British undersecretary for security, has called on the American leadership to block websites used by Islamic extremists for propaganda..
As the minister said, today in England the functioning of any sites that in one form or another promote extremism is absolutely unacceptable and from now on such Internet resources will be immediately blocked despite the generally accepted principles of freedom of speech. Thus, Neville-Jones called on the US government to do the same, because based on the information she has, many extremist sites are based in the United States of America..
Thus, according to the statement of the British minister, the British special services, together with their American counterparts, are working on the creation of a joint program to neutralize extremist sites. Neville-Jones noted that such sites allow extremists to find and recruit supporters from among US citizens, citing the propaganda work of Imam Anwar al-Awlaki as an example..
It is worth noting the case when one of the US Army Major, Nidal Malik Hassan, who took the side of al-Awlaki, who was a military psychiatrist, shot his colleagues at the Fort Hood base located in Texas. Also, the «disciples» of al-Awlaki were the married couple Paul and Nadia Rockwood, living in the state of Alaska. They compiled a list of twenty potential targets for terrorist attacks. All the people on the list were «presented» by the Rockwoods as haters of Islam.
The administration of the American President — Barack Obama is condescending to the extremist sites registered in the United States. This is due to the fact that Islamic resources are also used by the American special services. In addition, the American leadership believes that the existence of such sites is direct evidence that the US segment of the Internet has a high degree of freedom. Also, such a situation should reduce the level of anti-state sentiments present in the country..