Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Enemy forums being taken down

The Sunni terrorist forums known as Ekhlaas, Firdaws, and Boraq all went dead around 9 September 2008. This development was definitely not voluntary on the part of whoever runs the forums. The kindred Faluja forum went dead a couple of days ago, and now the most exclusive "public" forum of them all, Hesbah, is in trouble.
That's what you get when you try to navigate within the Hesbah forum.

The main Hesbah page now gets:

Under one of their other URL's, Hesbah produces:

Also, majahden is dead.

Ansar al-Jihad AKA Ansar al-Mujahideen, involved with video production and distribution, has been kicked out by its hosting company. That one might return IMO.

Update 18 October:
Hesbah is back.
Commentary and conjecture from Washington Post Foreign Service.