You may have seen this web site:http://www.jihadunspun.com
Lest I seem to be over zealous in pointing the below items, I humbly ask indulgence from those who already know this information.
A posting that I just noticed under 'Features' near the bottom of the Home Page (though it was written on September 11, 2003 and maybe I have missed it myself all this time) on who is behind this site is very interesting:http://www.jihadunspun.com/articles/20030911-ashes.to.light/
When the site first came up, more than two years ago, I was immediately skeptical of its 'originators' as it was truly a highly sophisticated and well designed web site worthy of an "Intelligence Agency's" effort (as I did inform my friends at the time after verifying for myself that it is hosted in Vancouver, Canada), and that it is not the kind of work of 'free-lance' Jihadists.
It now seems (maybe very belatedly) that my first impression was mistaken.
Furthermore, what made me look again carefully at Jihad Unspun was the following:
Jihad Unspun usually translates (after a day or two) most of Islam Memo http://www.islammemo.cc/
news items that are in Arabic.
Islam Memo apparently had (and still does have) young reporters Everywhere in Iraq who have been reporting on Iraqi Resistance events practically within hours after their occurrence, with details on the destroyed, killed and injured and witnesses accounts.
Needless to mention, their daily news announcements differ very much (some claim very exaggerated) from what little of the actual Iraqi Resistance activities is actually allowed to filter through and is carried by the main stream media (be it the unabashed Western or the now emasculated Arabic media).
This is a sample of a recent news item from Islam Memo (or Mufakirat al-Islam) as translated by Jihad Unspun and not reported at all in the main stream media:Iraq’s Al-Anbar Province Heats Up; Chinook Down With High Casualties Reported
March 11, 2005
What piqued my interest to revisit Jihad Unspun in detail was their challenge to Islam Memo as to the reliability of their news items as per the following exchange between the two:A Reply To Those Who Question Our Reports From Mafkarat al-Islam
December 13, 2004
The debate between them, I believe, is still ongoing. If anybody is following it, I would appreciate a Comment."What can I, one woman enjoying semi-retirement on the beautiful banks of the Pacific Ocean in the remote mountain village of Lions Bay really do about it? Why should I even care?"
Bev Glesbrecht - - - - Khadija Abdul QahaarPS: As Jihad Unspun is a feature-laden site with several interesting sections, many friends have asked me where on it would they find the translated Islam Memo (Mafkarat al-Islam) news announcements.
On top left column is the Mainstream News. That should be obvious (for all its worth).
On top right column is Uncensored News. That is where most of the translated Islam Memo articles are.
As for other interesting sections, take a look at Multimedia Room, for example, near the middle of left column, and their selection of video tapes.