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Alneda (meaning "the call" in Arabic) is a former al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda is a global broad-based militant Islamist terrorist organization founded by Osama bin Laden sometime between August 1988 and late 1989. It operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless army and a radical Sunni Muslim movement calling for global Jihad...

-run website, which was located at: alneda.com. It was shut down in 2002.

It was being hosted in Malaysia by the internet service provider
Internet service provider
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 Malaysia Technology Development Corporation, and first appeared shortly after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.
It had encrypted information to direct members to more secure websites, featured news on Al Qaeda, published Fatwa
Fatwa
A fatwā in the Islamic faith is a juristic ruling concerning Islamic law issued by an Islamic scholar. In Sunni Islam any fatwā is non-binding, whereas in Shia Islam it could be considered by an individual as binding, depending on his or her relation to the scholar. The person who issues a fatwā...

s and books, and had media, including videos of
Videos of Osama bin Laden
There were several video and audio recordings released by, or claiming to be produced by, Osama bin Laden between 2001 and 2011. Most of the tapes were released directly to Arabic language satellite television networks, primarily Al Jazeera....

 Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets...

.

Many attempts were made to shut down in 2002 (mostly through DoS attacks), until one American
United States
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 porn-site owner named Jon Messner finally took control of the website.
Messner used the Arabic translation service at ajeeb.com to read messages left on the site. For five days, people thought that it was still the real Al Qaeda site. After a post on an Islam
Islam
Islam . The most common are and .   : Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~...

ic message board at 4:30 a.m. on July 20 warned people not to go, the site was taken down. After this message Messner posted an image of the Great Seal of the United States
Great Seal of the United States
The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself , and more generally for the design impressed upon it...

 with the words, "Hacked, Tracked, and Now Owned by the USA". It is now a link to ItsHappening.com, a website about current events.

The site briefly re-appeared on www.news4arab.org, but it was taken down again.
The website since had many other sightings (many times on HostingAnime's servers) as Al-Qaeda kept trying to put it up. The site had also been inserted inside of other websites several times, probably with the help of internet utilities and/or insider knowledge.

Captives in the "war on terror"


Several of the captives held in extrajudicial detention
Extrajudicial detention
Arbitrary or extrajudicial detention is the detention of individuals by a state, without ever laying formal charges against them.Although it has a long history of legitimate use in wartime , detention without charge, sometimes in secret, has been one of the hallmarks of totalitarian states...

 in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 Guantanamo Bay detention camps had their continued detention justified by having documents containing their names listed on Alneda's web-pages.

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