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September 21, 2007

Self Proclaimed “Fat 50 Year Old Mother” is Kicking Jihadi Butt on the Internet

And you? You’re reading Ace of Spades for the girl on girl Brady Bunch pr0n and the kitten pictures. Come on, let's put those mad internets skilz to good use.

Once her son is off to school, Laura Mansfield settles in at her dining room table with her laptop and begins trolling Arabic-language message boards and chat rooms popular with jihadists.

She sometimes spends 100 hours a week online, and she often finds items after word has begun spreading on the Arabic forums of an imminent release.

"It's really important to understand what the jihadists think and how they're planning on doing things," she said. "They're very vocal. They tell us what they're going to do and then they go out and do it."

Mansfield tips off her intelligence sources when she does find something new, part of an informal working relationship with the government.

"When I send them something, it's welcome," she said. "They thank me."

What’s the term some blogger guy coined? Oh yeah, An Army of Davids.


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