Burning of Embassies in Damascus Incited by SMS Text Messages
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While sadly it may not surprise you to hear of more violence connected to the Danish publication of cartoons which Muslims consider blasphemous, it may surprise you to learn that the latest spate of violence was incited by SMS text messages.

In Syria, angry crowds stormed and burned the Danish, Swedish and Chilean embassies in Damascus after receiving SMS text messages inciting them to action.


According to SR International – Radio Sweden, “rumors were spread by SMS text messages that Danes were to gather in Copenhagen to burn copies of the Moslem holy book, the Koran.” (These rumours proved to be unfounded.)

Following the spread of the messages, several thousand demonstrators set fire to the building housing the Danish, Swedish and Chilean embassies, and then set their sights on a separate building housing the Norwegian embassy.

The potential – already being played out before our eyes – for inciting all manner of actions by the use of a well-planned SMS message tree are, well, staggering.

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Could it be that one of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal of a well-mobilized underground organization bent on destruction is… the cell phone?

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