London, Dec.11 (ANI): An Islamic jihadist forum member who urged supporters to upload propaganda videos onto YouTube has called for a similar "Facebook invasion".
US-based monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group reported that the appeal was made on al Faloja, a password-protected jihadist forum.
According to a Sky News report, the forum member, using the name Omar Abdul Hakim, called on others to use the social networking site Facebook, describing it as "a podium to reach millions of people."
"We will use Facebook as a new and exclusive media tool to fight the media offensive on jihadist media, its forums, and its websites and in order to reveal the Crusaders," Hakim is quoted, as saying.
According to SITE, Hakim posted instructions on how to register on and use Facebook. He then outlined "goals of the invasion" as "reaching the vast base of Muslims who subscribe to Facebook" and "participating and interacting with them".
Facebook's terms of service prohibit "organisations or groups that promote or glorify hatred, violence, intolerance, racism or discrimination". It also "reserves the right to delete or disable access to any such Facebook pages".
Islamic militant groups have used the Internet for some time as a propaganda window and for communications. A draft US Army intelligence report warned recently of the dangers of the micro-blogging service Twitter as a potential terrorist tool. (ANI)