The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (USA) has released a study called "Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?". The study provides analysis of 17 declassified documents captured last year during the raid which killed Usama bin Ladin. Copies of the documents in the original Arabic as well as English translations have been made available.

PRI’s The World has an excellent summary: US Releases Letters From Bin Laden Compound.

Our Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen, has been studying online extremism. He examined the documents and found this:

Bin Laden wrote: "One indication of the sympathy towards Jihad is the tremendous number of young people who frequent the Jihadist websites"
— Mikko Hypponen (@mikko) May 3, 2012

A reference to "jihadist websites", which can be found in document SOCOM-2012-0000019:

Mikko recently spoke about online jihadists at RSA Conference 2012.

You can watch the presentation here:
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