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SITE Institute

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Not to be confused with SETI, SETI Institute, or SITE Intelligence Group.

The Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute was an organization that tracked the online activity of terrorist organizations.[1] The SITE Institute was founded in 2002 by Rita Katz and Josh Devon, who had left the Investigative Project, a private Islamist-terrorist tracking group.[2] In early 2008 it ceased its operations, and some of its staff formed the SITE Intelligence Group, a for-profit entity, to continue some of its activities.[3]


1 al-Qaeda tapes

2 Controversies

3 See also

4 References

5 External links

al-Qaeda tapes

July 4, 2007: A video by Ayman al-Zawahiri was obtained by SITE ahead of its release on the internet by militant web sites.[4][5] The video had been provided by al-Qaeda’s As-Sahab Media to IntelCenter.[6]

Sept. 7, 2007: SITE obtained a 30-minute video of Osama bin Laden and provided it to Associated Press. Bin Laden’s image is “frozen” for all but 3½ minutes of the tape.[7] SITE beat al-Qaeda by nearly a full day with the release of the video.[8] The US government later pronounced the video authentic.

May 3, 2011: The organization translated a lengthy statement signed by al-Qaeda’s General Command that confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden and promised retaliation.[9]


“Federal agencies, including the National Security Agency, the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security, monitor suspected terror sites on the Internet and sometimes track users. Private groups like Ms. Katz’s Search for International Terrorist Entities Institute and The Middle East Media Research Institute are also keeping track of the ever-changing content of these sites. Ms. Katz’s institute, which relies on government contracts and corporate clients, may be the most influential of those groups, and she is among the most controversial of the cyberspace monitors. While some experts praise her research as solid, some of her targets view her as a vigilante. Several Islamic groups and charities, for example, sued for defamation after she claimed they were terrorist fronts, even though they were not charged with a crime,” the New York Times reported September 23, 2004.[10]

On 30 May 2008, The Daily Telegraph published an online article reporting that SITE had wrongly identified footage from the post-apocalyptic computer game Fallout 3 as being created by terrorists considering a nuclear attack against the West. According to the article, SITE found the Fallout 3 images in a video called Nuclear Jihad: The Ultimate Terror, posted on two possibly al-Qaeda affiliated and password protected websites, where it also gleaned chat logs from users discussing nuclear attacks on the West.[11] SITE released a statement to clarify its position, stating that it never claimed the images were produced by terrorists, although it didn’t admit to knowing from the start that they were video game images.[12]The Daily Telegraph subsequently removed the article from its website.

See also

Internet Haganah

The Jawa Report

Jihad Watch

NEFA Foundation


^ Smith, Craig S. (11 April 2007). “Islamists Bring Fight to Capital of Algeria”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ Wallace-Wells, Benjamin (29 May 2006). “Private Jihad”. The New Yorker. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ SITE Institute web site

^ Sauer, Maddy (4 July 2007). “New Video From Al Qaeda No. 2″. ABC News. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ “Al Qaeda’s No. 2 seeks to bolster support for terror network in Iraq”. The New York Times. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ “Al-Qaeda number two slams Hamas for seeking negotiations”. Lebanonwire. Agence France-Presse. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ “New Usama Bin Laden Video Urges Americans to Convert to Islam”. Fox News Channel. Associated Press. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ Warrick, Joby (12 September 2007). “Bin Laden, Brought to You by …”. The Washington Post. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ Harris, Elizabeth A. (6 May 2011). “Al Qaeda Confirms Bin Laden’s Death”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

^ Eric Lipton and Eric Lichtblau (September 23, 2004). “Even Near Home, a New Front Is Opening in the Terror Battle,” New York Times; see page 2.

^ Alexander, Leigh (30 May 2008). “Intelligence Group Mistakes Fallout 3 Screens For Terrorist Propaganda”. Kotaku. Retrieved 22 November 2010.

^ Alexander, Leigh (30 May 2008). “SITE Refutes Fallout 3 Goof, Is Not “Red-Faced””. Kotaku. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

External links

SITE Intelligence Group

Retrieved from “″

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