“On Oct. 17, 2004… [Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-] Zarqawi pledged fealty to bin Laden and spoke in his online posting of eight months of negotiations, interrupted by a ‘rupture.’ Experts believe their contact was almost exclusively in the open space of the Internet. Two days later, Zarqawi put out his first statement in the new name of his organization. Once called Tawhid wal Jihad (Unity and Holy War), it was now the Al Qaeda Committee for Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers [Iraq].”

 – Susan B. Glasser and Steve Coll, “The Web as Weapon,” The Washington Post, Aug. 9, 2005