THE WISDOM FUND News & Views
August 25, 2003
We have received a few emails, and articles have appeared at
other sites, regarding allegations that Jihadunspun.com is a
front for the CIA.
The first allegations against jihadunspun.com, that we are
aware of, were made by Rita Katz, director of the SITE
Institute in the Baltimore Sun (Scott Shane, "The Web as
al-Qaida's safety net," Baltimore Sun, April 2, 2003). Some
of Katz's targets have filed an $80 million defamation
lawsuit against her and CBS -- Katz is alledged to be the
"Sarah" who appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" on May 4 with
allegations against the International Institute of Islamic
The allegations in the Baltimore Sun were followed up at
LibertyForum on August 8, 2003, and received by The Wisdom
Fund on August 21, 2003.
Enver Masud of The Wisdom Fund investigated further, and our
results were mailed to our readers, and posted and updated
at our web site at:
This page includes links to supporting documents,
jihadunspun's rebuttal, results of our investigation, etc.
As can be seen at this page, we presented factual
information, we seek the truth of the matter, our minds
remain open as indicated by the page title with question
mark "Jihadunspun.com a Front for CIA?"
It defies logic that jihadunspun can remain anonymous to any
government agency with an interest in disabling its web site.
This entire matter is a substantial digression from our
usual News & Views, and we do not intend to spend further
time on this. We believe the best way to settle this issue
is for the backers of jihadunspun to come out of hiding,
thereby, giving more credibility to their views. With their
claimed "800,000 viewers each day" they have the means to
quickly end this matter. In Arlington County, Virginia,
where we are based, businesses using fictitious names are
required to file a Certificate of Fictitious name.
We wish success and peace to all who seek the truth.
The Wisdom Fund