Update: I've updated the BestofthePest link. It should work now.
Update(2): Not fixed! Working on it!
Update(3): Link fixed?
Little did I know that deleting the BestofthePest from my Box.net directory would cause such a fuss. I received four requests from four different academics in the past two weeks asking me to restore the files. Unprecedented for this blog. Honest, I didn't even know that many people read it!
The study of online radicalization is very much the fad in academic circles right now, and as a service to my academic readers who have theses to write and crappy undergrad essays to grade, I am reposting BestofthePest.
However, I am also posting the directories from several other blogs that were active in 2007 and 2008. The first is http://www.forpeopleofunderstanding.blogspot.com/. Mostly active in 2007 and 2008, this appeared to be an online jihadi who was/is located in New Jersey.
There is also an archive of jihadi files associated with muslimpad.com hosting site, unavailable as if this writing. This is mostly Samir Khan's (aka The Pest) works when his blog was hosted at muslimpad.
And then there are two collections of files associated with The Pest's web content. Some of these files are copies, no doubt, but I am making it all available just in case there's value in the total:
inshallahshaheed collection 2
Please don't stop with my work, folks. There's plenty to grab and analyze still out there. Archives exist of many salafi/salafi-jihadi blogs that came and went with their creator's enthusiasm. I found this one tonight -- Islam is the Sunnah and the Sunnah is Islam. My eagle eyes apparently missed this one when it was active in 2007-08. While there, check out the links on the right. Mexico City? Really? I had a "senior security advisor" recently tell me that there were no Salafists in Mexico.