Voice of the Caliphate

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Voice of the Caliphate is allegedly a special broacast issued weekly by "The Global Islamic Media Front, an al-Qaeda mouthpiece" (SITE Institute). Voice of the Caliphate is yet to make its debut on the world scene yet it made its first appearance not via a broadcast on Al-Jazeera or the slew of other websites on which messages from Islamist groups are usually carried, but through the website of an organization called Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE).[1]

The appearance of this report coincided with the breaking of the US soldiers trading photographs of Iraqi dead for porn scandal.[2] Reporting on the Al-Jazeera correspondent Taysir Alony's conviction in a Spanish court, the website quotes some laudatory comments from "VOC" to imply guilt and takes for granted Alony's alleged role in "helping to finance al-Qaeda by acting as a courier for the group during reporting work in Afghanistan".