Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ribaat / Mourabitoune forum was down (updated)

Another enemy forum is having trouble. About this one:

Mostly French text with some Arabic.
Some quite serious bad guys among its members and late members.
Affiliated (I am told) with a Belgian Muslim "cultural centre".
Had an address in Peshawar.
Mourabitoune is or was very orthodox, quickly banning any members who did not toe the Sunni terrorist line. Some of its members would conform to the Salafist superstition of not allowing female faces or even hands to appear in the graphics.

Some background can be found in Rita Katz's testimony to the US Congress.

Update: It's back up, same as before. I don't want to speculate about why it was temporarily down.