Al-Qaeda magazine published 'tips on how to kill Americans'
Slick, new Al-Qaeda magazine, "Inspire," purportedly contains new 'tips on how to kill Americans including:
- A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, DC at lunch
- "The Ultimate Mowing Machine" (not for grass)
- "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom"
- "I Am Proud to be a Traitor to America" by Samir Khan, online jihadist in North Carolina
Though it should be so easy that even a caveman could do it (and it seems there are hundreds of references to it's existence), I'm still unable to find a copy of the online magazine. Probably because it soooooooo scary.
Quote:UPDATE: There is some scary stuff in this issue. I was going to put up a link to it, but after reading most of it I've decided not to. Why? Because, like I said, there is some scary stuff in there. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/204362.php
"A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, DC at lunch ... might end up knocking out a few government employees," one article reads, according to the private SITE Intelligence Group, which studies, tracks and analyses the global jihadist network and terrorism financing.
The edition also includes "The Ultimate Mowing Machine," which describes how to use a pickup truck "as a mowing machine, not to mow grass, but mow down the enemies of Allah." It says "to achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control . . . to strike as many people as possible in your first run."
The magazine includes two articles by renegade US cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is on a US government kill-or-capture list for his alleged roles in the attempted Christmas Day airliner bombing, and inspiring the Fort Hood shooting of 13 troops. Army Major Nidal Hassan has been charged in the killings.
There's also an article by the so-called American al-Qaeda, Adam Gadahn.
Another American, Samir Khan, describes how he went from online jihadist in North Carolina to full-time terrorist in Yemen. The article is entitled, "I Am Proud to be a Traitor to America."
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has taken root in Yemen's remote and mountainous Shabwa province, far from the reach of the country's weak central government.
The group rose toward the top of the security agenda of the United States and other world powers after it was linked to the failed Christmas Day attempt to down a Detroit-bound US airliner. The would-be bomber had explosives sewn into his underwear.
The magazine's content reveals the group's evolving strategy of rejecting easier-to-stop spectacular attacks in favour of one-man operations, using everyday objects.
That shows the organisation is "increasingly agile, lethal and opportunistic," according to Yemeni scholar Christopher Boucek from the Carnegie Endowment.
The first edition included an article called "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."
In the introduction to the latest magazine, the editors boast of "recent US assessments" that declared al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula "one of the most dangerous branches of al-Qaeda." It concludes, "You haven't seen anything yet."
Just found out Osama Bin Laden's now running Al Qaeda as a franchise operation. Does that now make them MacTerrorists?
WASHINGTON - The terror group tied to the Ft. Hood killings and the Christmas Day undies airbomber urge wannabe American jihadis to open fire on crowded restaurants in the nation's capital to massacre U.S. government workers.
The advice appears in "Inspire," the latest issue of a slick propaganda publication by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Osama Bin Laden's franchise in Yemen.
"A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C., at lunch hour might end up knocking out a few government employees," Yahya Ibrahim writes in the 74-page jihadi how-to magazine.
"Targeting such employees is paramount and the location would also give the operation additional media attention," Ibrahim added.
Other trash talk came from "Samir Khan," an American who came to AQAP from North Carolina, who produces the publication and wrote that he is "proud to be a traitor in America's eyes."
it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that I was al Qaeda to the core.
"This guy is bad news, and given the fact that he helps publish AQAP trash, he certainly spreads a lot of it around, too," said a senior U.S. official.
According to a copy of the magazine obtained by the SITE intelligence group, AQAP also urged those bent on murdering for Islam to use everything from pickup trucks to improvised pressure-cooker bombs to kill.
The trucks can be fashioned into "the ultimate mowing machine," with steel blades welded to the grill to "mow down the enemies of Allah" by running down Americans on crowded sidewalks "to achieve maximum carnage" in a "martyrdom operation."
"This method has not been used before," advises AQAP in its "Tips for our brothers in the U.S."
Ibrahim praised the killings of a dozen victims at the U.S. Army post in Texas allegedly committed by accused homegrown terrorist Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was in contact with and inspired by U.S.-born AQAP cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
In 1993, Pakistani killer Mir Aimal Kasi opened fire on CIA employees at a stoplight, who were targeted because their cars were in a turn lane for the agency's Virginia headquarters.
The SITE Intelligence Group home page has the following but, you must be a member for access:
Quote:AQAP Releases Second Issue of “Inspire”
10/11/2010 | Middle East
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second issue of its English-language magazine “Inspire” on jihadist forums on October 11, 2010. The 74-page issue features two articles by radical American-Yemen cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and an article by Samir Khan, an American from North Carolina who was an active online jihadist and traveled to Yemen to join AQAP. Khan’s article, entitled, “I Am Proud to be a Traitor to America,” follows his travel to Sana’a, Yemen, and his experiences with the fighters. He wrote: "Therefore, I am proud to be a traitor in America’s eyes just as much as I am proud to be a Muslim; and I take this opportunity to accentuate my oath of...