Rickrolling, Terrorist Style?: Deccan Mujahideen Active on YouTube Three Weeks Prior to Mumbai Attack?

According to Jawa Report, the terrorists had a YouTube channel and video promoting their activities. It was added on November 3rd, preceding the Mumbai attacks by three weeks.

Jawa notes:

Given the name of the video and that the YouTube user who posted it uses an image of al Qaeda's #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri this can't be overlooked.....The YouTube poster behind the video calls himself "va13007", says he's from France, and claims he's 32 years old. The good news is that he signed into his YouTube seven hours ago (as of 10:24 am Eastern), so that kind of rules out the obvious question.

He joined YouTube October 22 of this year and has only posted three videos. One of those videos is an interview with Ayman al-Zawahiri with an introductory note that viewers who want more of these types of videos should visit the al-Falojah forum--which since Ekhlaas went down seems to be the forum of choice for al Qaeda propaganda. It probably wouldn't be unfair to guess that "va130007" is a member of the al Folojah forum.

Whoever "VA13007" is, his brief YouTube career is already beginning to be noticed by the online extremist community. Of course, like many jihad supporters on YouTube he may have had a previous account which was suspended. So he may already have been known to a few online friends who picked up the videos and linked them at extremist websites.

....Imagine if a jihad supporter had posted a video online three weeks before 9/11 calling it something like "Mohammad Atta New York". It's worth digging deeper into. Let me know if any one finds anything else.

PS-I've already backed up his user profile, the "Deccan Mujahideen" video page, and have a copy of the video -- in case it's yanked by YouTube.

UPDATE: DB mentions in the comments that the user may have just renamed the video after the Mumbai attacks. Rickrolling, terrorist style?



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