Extremist websites skyrocketing, says Interpol

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Extremist websites skyrocketing, says Interpol

Interpol says it has a register of almost 10,000 wanted or suspected terrorists. The sharp growth in extremist websites is making recruitment much easier for al-Qaeda, according to Interpol head Ronald Noble.

"The threat is global, it is virtual and it is on our doorsteps," he said. Mr Noble told a conference of police chiefs in Paris there were 12 sites in 1998 and 4,500 by 2006. He said tackling radicalisation had been made far harder by the internet because many of the activities involved were not criminal.

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As soon as you knock out one, another pops up. It's like playing 'whack-a-mole'”. Increasingly, he said, the individuals targeted were young and vulnerable and from middle-class backgrounds.

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