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The Swedish suicide bomber apparently frequented the jihadist corner of Facebook. I knew that this Facebook would become a force for evil.

Among the sites he was interested in on Facebook was Yawm al-Qiyaamah, which means Resurrection Day; The Day of Judgment.

The image used to illustrate the site, which has more than 8,000 followers, is an inferno engulfing Tower Bridge as a tidal wave swamps one side.

The first quote used by the group is: "This life is but a transitory to the Hereafter.

"So let us know what the Hereafter can do to us and what we can strive to reach it, Inshallah [God willing]."

It contains several postings, quoting from the Koran, with reference to non-believers warning of "an imminent punishment".

In another post, the Yawm al-Qiyaamah site describes the danger of the office Christmas party. "Do not make any second thought - avoid participating in their blasphemy such as Christmas party or New Year party, be it in words or in deeds." Abdulwahab also read postings by groups with Arabic titles, including "Mainstream Salafi Jihadi", which follows a Saudi Sunni doctrine.


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Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward, and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

His book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. Goldberg rthe recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005's Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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