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Posted on 06/30/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT by Cindy
NOTE: The following SNIPPET is a quote:
DON'T OPEN THAT FILE, MEMET!
With much fanfare, al-Malahim, the media arm of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced the imminent release of and then subsequently did release what they claimed was the first official English-language al-Qaida magazine. It's called "Inspire" as in "Inspire the Believers" (as opposed to the Quranic edict to Incite the Believers. They did this with the full cooperation of the administrators of the al-Faloja forum in particular.
Interestingly, the first couple of pages of the document appear perfectly normal. Then things get weird...
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Nicely Done Cindy!!!
Well, I don’t know how the weird stuff happened, but it is interesting to watch online.
JIHAD STRAIGHT TO YOUR IPOD? AQAP’s Latest Gimmick
JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | April 18, 2010 | Jarret Brachman
Posted on April 21, 2010 2:00:34 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: “Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) put out a new audio production through their media outlet, Al-Malahim Media, by way of Al-Fajr, featuring former GTMO detainee, Shaikh Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, who is now a religious authority for AQAP.
Im drawing your attention to this, not because his statement entitled, How Could You Abandon Jihad? was that compelling because it wasnt (although it was pretty alarmist) but because of the banner graphic they used featuring a personal audio player. Ive seen this before but for some reason I was inspired to comment this time.
The notion that kids anywhere (at least those who speak Arabic) can download a rabid jihadist statement in mp3 direct to their Ipod is precisely what thinkers like Abu Musab al-Suri had been hoping for...”
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Speaking of INSPIRE and AQAP:
Intel Memos Warn Radical Cleric’s Call to Kill Americans May Inspire Attacks
FoxNews.com ^ | 6/15/10 | Catherine Herridge
Posted on June 15, 2010 8:17:43 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Two new intelligence memos obtained by Fox News point to increasing alarm over radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki’s recent call to kill American civilians.
Awlaki is the American-born cleric residing in Yemen who has been tied to the Fort Hood shooting last fall, the Christmas Day jet bombing attempt and the attempted Times Square car bombing in May. The two intelligence documents, which are for official use only, describe how the cleric’s escalating rhetoric could attract dangerous followers inside the United States.
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can download a rabid jihadist statement in mp3 direct to their IpodThanks Cindy.
You’re welcome SunkenCiv.
July 01, 2010
“DANGEROUS MORONS OR MERE IDIOTS?”
SNIPPET: “We’re having a discussion around the camp fire regarding how one might describe the reporters, pundits, and analysts who have littered the Internet with stories about “Inspire” magazine - an alleged English-language publication from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (i.e. Anwar al-Awlaki & Co.) which is no more than a cover page, a table of contents, and a note from the editor, 63 of the document’s 67 pages being unreadable.”
02 July 2010
“THE ADMINS OF AL-FALOJA ARE IN THEIR HIDEY HOLE...”
04 July 2010
“QUESTIONS JIHADIS SHOULD BE ASKING
SNIPPET: “1. Is it really a coincidence that a number of the major jihadi sites went down prior to the abortive release of the alleged al-Malahem/al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula publication “Inspire”? I’m talking about Tahadi, Ma’ark, Majahden, and Shmukh. You will note that now that The Event is over, those sites are able to resume operations, more or less.”
SNIPPET: “4. And then there are the admins of the al-Faloja forum. Did Hamas cut off their supply of Tramadol? Corrupted files happen, as do intelligence operations and infiltrations.”
July 6th, 2010 | Western Analysts, Yemen, al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula, propaganda
SNIPPET: “International media have been in a frenzy recently over the publication of an English-language jihadi magazine entitled Inspire. The magazine available here (beware of possible virus) appears to be the work of the Yemen-based group al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The magazine features the logo of the al-Malahim foundation, AQAPs media arm, and contains articles by and about AQAP members such as Anwar al-Awlaqi and Nasir al-Wahayshi. Unfortunately, only 3 of the 67 pages are legible, as the PDF seems to be corrupt. The coverage has been followed by extensive blogospheric speculation about the documents significance.
Rarely have I seen so much fuss over such an insignificant event. The hulabaloo says a lot more about Western media than about al-Qaida. Specifically it reveals a level of ignorance about the world of jihadi propaganda that I find very disappointing nine years after 9/11.
For one, Inspire is not I repeat: not the first English-language jihadi magazine. It is not as if non-Arabic speaking Muslims have been isolated from the world of jihadi propaganda until now. There have been several online magazines in English in the past, and most have been of higher quality than Inspire. Has everyone forgotten last years Jihad Recollections? Besides, there were several English-language paper magazines in the 1990s. London-based GIA supporters had a newsletter in the early 90s, Abu Hamza al-Masris Supporters of Sharia group had another in the late 90s, and Australian Islamists published the magazine Nida ul Islam from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s.
Second, online jihadi propaganda of other types such as websites and videos have been widely available in English for over a decade. (Remember Azzam Publications?). Al-Sahab, the entity that disseminates statements from al-Qaida Central, has been subtitling videos and translating transcripts on a regular basis since at least 2005.”
“AQAP Inspire Magazine Released (in full this time)”
Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 3:50 pm
12 July 2010
“INSPIRE MAGAZINE, THIS TIME IT’S FOR REAL”
SNIPPET: “In summary, this magazine is almost certainly the work of American al-Qaida operative Samir Khan - I assume that at a minimum he is responsible for the layout, typography, and graphics. “Inspire” is “Jihad Recollections” with the addition of the imprimatur of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.”
SNIPPET: “Oh, and one other thing: Ellen makes great cupcakes :-)”
12 July 2010
“AL-FAJR MEDIA CENTER ISSUES AMBIGUOUS STATEMENT REGARDING THE INSPIRE MAGAZINE KURFUFFLE”
SNIPPET: “Statement and three pages of comments at al-Faloja”
“Now released the first official English language magazine by AQAP media group. July 12, 2010
Posted by tarbiya in : Al-Malaahim Media, Jihadi Media, Knowledge, Political Analysis , trackback”
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ADDING to post no. 12...
“What are those scrambled pages of Al-Qaedas English language magazine?
Theyre a list of the best cupcakes in America.”
July 12, 2010
“Is North Carolina’s Samir Khan Behind New al Qaeda Magazine? Quotes Yousef al-Khattab (Updated, BUMPED)”
SNIPPET: “***Bumped***Scroll down for newer posts***”
SNIPPET: “But it’s more than just the layout and the fact that Sammy aborted his al Fursan project and has, in fact, left blogging altogether. Both of the publications seem to have an affinity for Yousef al Khattab and the small circle of his friends at Revolution Muslim and The Islamic Thinkers Society of New York.
For instance, one section of the new magazine quotes Khattab, “I love Osama bin Laden”. Here’s the screenshot:
The same section has a quote about the Islamic Thinkers Society of New York, “They’ve got an anti-Western, anti-democratic, anti-US, pro-al Qaeda message.” Here’s the screenshot.
Khattab, Revolution Muslim, and the Islamic Thinkers Society are clearly on the radar screen of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Since Samir is familiar with all of them, the simplest explanation for this is that he and his pals at the now defunct “The Ignored Pieces Puzzles of Knowledge” blog are behind Inspire magazine.”
SNIPPET: “It’s almost as if “Tarbiya” and Samir are keeping in contact .....
Let me also remind readers that Samir’s blog continues to operate on the servers of The Ansar al Mujhadeen English Forum (AMEF). A website dedicated to Salafi jihadism (al Qaeda types) but run by a number of Americans. Khan’s blog is the only blog hosted by the forum.
And the akhis from the Revolution Muslim blog take notice of the magazine, and post a lengthy disclaimer that they don’t necessarily endorse its veiws. Right, we believe that....
Also, Khan was an open admirer of Anwar al-Awlaki for years. Which would explain how the two became so chummy, and why Samir suddenly went silent last year.
The major news, so far, seems to have been that the magazine threatens the founder of Everybody Draw Mohammad Day. Radical Muslims threaten “blasphemer”? Yawn.
But if an American is behind an official al Qaeda magazine, that seems like an even bigger story. Especially since that American has been on the radar screen for years and years.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at July 12, 2010 11:02 PM”
“SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
First edition of Al-Qaeda magazine published
By W.G. Dunlop (AFP) 53 minutes ago”
SNIPPET - QUOTE:
We have psoted the entirety of the magazine below for educational and informational purpsoes only. Any content of the magazine should not necessarily be determined to mean that revolutionmuslim.com holds the same view or opinion. Additionally, it should not be deemed that we are displaying any advice or support, material or otherwise, for any institution deemed illegal or terroristic by the U.S. government and its thought police, protecting the world from peace in order to preserve the dominance of a rich, greedy and ultimately evil oligarchy. May Allah destroy them...
POSTED BY REVOLUTION MUSLIM
It’s been removed. Can you upload it somewhere else, maybe like megaupload under a non-obvious name?
JULY 12, 2010 2:34 PM
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SNIPPET - quote:
Author: Al-Malahem Media Foundation
Keywords: A SPECIAL GIFT TO THE ISLAMIC NATION; Al-Malahem Media Foundation
Book contributor: Inspire_06
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ADDING to post no. 22 for archival purposes.
Friday, July 2, 2010
“Al Qaeda’s New Magazine, Or Was It Web Site, Or Is It Really Al Qaeda? Or... Or...”
SNIPPET: “The selection of authors (lots of celebs and relatively little from AQAP’s main leaders) plus the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any original material suggests that the person who assembled the magazine was not part of AQAP proper. In fact, the format of “Inspire” strongly resembles last year’s “Jihad Recollections,” composed by American jihadist blogger Samir Khan of North Carolina.
So assuming it is not a trap, a point which I will not belabor because those who think it is a trap are unlikely to be swayed by anything I say, the main question is whether AQAP formally endorsed the publication or played any other role in its publication. And to be honest, there is really only one reason to care about that question — “material support.”
When a lone American like Khan makes what is essentially a fan magazine about Al Qaeda, there is room for debate about whether he is exercising his first amendment rights. If an American like Khan is creating a magazine at the behest of AQAP or with its direct cooperation, that is material support for a terrorist organization, and as the Supreme Court recently ruled, exactly this kind of material support is appropriate for prosecution by the Justice Department.”
Published: 07/13/10, 9:05 PM / Last Update: 07/14/10, 7:12 AM
“Cleric Urges Murdering US Cartoonist who Didn’t Draw Mohammed”
by Maayana Miskin
SNIPPET: “Leading terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has called to murder American cartoonist Molly Norris over Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, according to the NY Daily News.”
SNIPPET: “The threats against Norris were printed in an online English-language magazine called Inspire, started by the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The FBI is taking the threats seriously, the Daily News said.”
May God inspire the FBI to arrest those (both here and abroad) who are inspiring jihadis to kill and/or harm Americans.
In Jesus’ Holy Name I pray this simple prayer.
“Al Qaida’s English-language Terrorism Blueprint”
July 13, 2010
SNIPPET: “Packed with detailed technical instructions, captivating aesthetics and extremist rhetoric, a new English-language magazine issued by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) constitutes a recruiting tool with lethal potential.”
SNIPPET: “It offers, in explicit detail, a blueprint for planning and executing terrorist attacks while avoiding the watchful eye of the government. From ideology to execution, Inspire presents a total package for a would-be bomber.
This is the latest strategic move by AQAP, which has risen to prominence since embracing American-born preacher Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki’s speeches have played a major role in worldwide terror plots among non-Arabic speaking terrorists. These have included more than a dozen plots in Canada and America, England and Europe and even as far afield as Singapore. Inspire is the first written publication directly from Al-Qaida advocating Islamist terrorism for English-speaking consumers, with a glossy and easily readable text.”
SNIPPET: “The timing of the magazine’s release is consistent with AQAP’s shifting strategy, one that places a much greater emphasis on lone wolf bombers and broadening its focus toward attacking the West.
By publishing a magazine that includes detailed, English-language instructions in an easily comprehensible form, AQAP seems to be trying to give American jihadists a guide to which they can refer for both ideological reinforcement and valuable technical expertise.”
SNIPPET: “Homegrown terrorists have tried to offer online instruction guides before. But none had the reach or sophistication evident in Inspire. Awlaki’s charismatic preaching already helped fuel attacks launched by Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Faisal Shahzad in Times Square, and Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab in the skies over Detroit.”
“Americans must not be cowed by Muslim objections to cartoons”
By Kathleen Parker
Sunday, July 18, 2010
SNIPPET: “You may recall that Norris, once a relatively unknown Seattle cartoonist, was first threatened a few months ago by some bloggers on an obscure Web site, Revolution Muslim, for attempting to draw the prophet Muhammad. More recently, she has been named to an execution list on Inspire, a new online English-language al-Qaeda magazine, which aims to recruit American Muslims for jihad.”
18 July 2010
“WHAT PART OF ‘THERE IS NO COPYRIGHT IN ISLAM’ DOES SCRIBD NOT UNDERSTAND?”
SNIPPET: “Samir’s own Inspire magazine, ToSd by Scribd after being embedded in Samir’s own blog”
18 July 2010
“”IS HE A BIG BAD TERRORIST, OR A BEEGEE?””
SNIPPET: “Samir Khan needs to spend some quality time at Lynda.Com.
In the course of reverse engineering that InDesign file Samir used to create the first edition of Inspire magazine (AKA the third edition of Jihad Recollections), Maya found herself compelled to comment in a more visual manner.”
SNIPPET: “Don’t quit your day job, Samir.”
“U.S. citizen believed to be writing for al Qaeda website, source says”
From Paul Cruickshank, CNN Terrorism Consultant
July 18, 2010 6:47 p.m. EDT
SNIPPET: “The source has identified the driving force behind “Inspire” as 23-year-old Samir Khan, who previously lived in North Carolina and was involved in radical Islamist blogs, including one he ran called “Jihad Recollections.” The source says Khan traveled to Yemen on a round-trip ticket but has not come back to the United States.”
SNIPPET: “Before moving to North Carolina, Khan lived in the New York area. U.S. law enforcement officials say he attended meetings of the Islamic Thinkers Society...”
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Note: Photo included.
“Former New Yorker Samir Khan behind graphics of new Al Qaeda recruiting magazine Inspire: officials”
BY ALISON GENDAR
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, July 18th 2010, 4:00 AM
SNIPPET: “A slick new Al Qaeda magazine written in English to lure U.S. jihadists may be the work of a former New Yorker with an eye for graphics - and a lust for American blood.
Intelligence officials see chilling similarities between a militant blog Samir Khan produced and the Internet-based magazine Inspire.
Khan landed on intelligence radar in 2007, when he was 21, after posting an Osama Bin Laden screed to the blog he maintained from his parents’ basement.”
Off Thread Topic:
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“Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F.” [Beverly Hills Cop]
“COPS Theme Song - Bad Boys”
“A Clip From the Show Cops: Various Segments”
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "What Part of 'There Is No Copyright In Islam' Does Scribd Not Understand?" (SNIPPET: "Samir's own Inspire magazine, ToSd by Scribd after being embedded in Samir's own blog") (July 18, 2010)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "'Is He A Big Bad Terrorist, Or A Beegee?'" (SNIPPET: "In the course of reverse engineering that InDesign file Samir used to create the first edition of Inspire magazine (AKA the third edition of Jihad Recollections), Maya found herself compelled to comment in a more visual manner.") (July 18, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "AL QAIDA'S ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TERRORISM BLUEPRINT" (SNIPPET: "Packed with detailed technical instructions, captivating aesthetics and extremist rhetoric, a new English-language magazine issued by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) constitutes a recruiting tool with lethal potential.") (July 13, 2010)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "INSPIRE MAGAZINE, THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL" (SNIPPET: "In summary, this magazine is almost certainly the work of American al-Qaida operative Samir Khan - I assume that at a minimum he is responsible for the layout, typography, and graphics. "Inspire" is "Jihad Recollections" with the addition of the imprimatur of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.") (JULY 12, 2010)
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.com: "CLERIC URGES MURDERING U.S. CARTOONIST WHO DIDN'T DRAW MOHAMMED" by Maayana Miskin (SNIPPET: "The threats against Norris were printed in an online English-language magazine called "Inspire," started by the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The FBI is taking the threats seriously, the Daily News said.") (Last update: July 14, 2010, 7:12 am)
“Al Qaeda Goes Viral”
Washington, Jul 16 - By Peter Hoekstra
SNIPPET: “Inspire was obviously written by those who know American culture — probably Americans who have joined or have been assisting al Qaeda, such as Adam Gadahn, a California native now serving as an al Qaeda spokesman, Samir Khan, who runs a pro-al Qaeda website in North Carolina, and the terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Awlaki, who has been called the “bin Laden of the Internet” because of his adept use of Facebook, YouTube and email, is a well-known English speaking propagandist for al Qaeda. His sermons attacking American society and calling for violent attacks on the West already reach a large audience.”
SNIPPET: “Inspire won’t make sense to Western audiences or even the vast majority of the world’s Muslims. It doesn’t have to. This propaganda only needs to find a handful of individuals to launch terrorist attacks against the United States. If the magazine succeeds, our security will be put at further risk.”
Note: “Mr. Hoekstra, a Republican from Michigan, is the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.”
“Jihad Recipe Book is Inevitable”
(July 18, 2010)
Inspired To Jihad
IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
Posted on July 21, 2010 5:38:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
War On Terror: In three short years, Samir Khan went from blogging about jihad from his parents’ North Carolina basement to editing al-Qaida’s new online magazine in Yemen all under the FBI radar.
The 24-year-old Khan is now helping America’s Enemy No. 1 recruit Muslims to kill fellow Americans as Webmaster of al-Qaida’s splashy new propaganda organ, which provides instructions in English on how to “make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.”And the FBI and U.S. intelligence never saw it coming.
The Khan case is the latest example of a disturbing trend in U.S. intelligence lapses involving radicalized Muslims. From the Fort Hood shooting to the Christmas Day airline bombing to the Times Square car-bomb plot, warning signs are ignored, dots left unconnected.
In October, Khan visited Yemen and hooked up with fugitive al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki, another American terrorist turncoat. He was allowed to make the connection, despite sounding security alarms while living in the U.S. From Charlotte, N.C., he ran a Web site praising Osama bin Laden and calling for the death of U.S. troops.
He even made death threats against a private detective in Florida. The investigator filed a complaint with the FBI, but the bureau took no action. The known jihadist wasn’t even added to the no-fly list.
“How far does someone have to go before we take them seriously?” asked Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., who warned about Khan in 2007, only to have her concerns brushed aside.
Khan was exercising his free speech, she was told. Yes, he might have been promoting jihad, but technically, he wasn’t soliciting violent acts.
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JIHAD WATCH.org (UPI): "QUESTIONS SURROUND U.S. JIHAD BLOGGER INSHALLAHSHAHEED'S RISE AS AL-QAEDA PROPAGANDIST" (SNIPPET: "In 2005 Khan started a blog called "Inshallahshaheed," or "a martyr soon if God wills," from the suburban home in Charlotte he shared with his parents. Khan, believed to be in Yemen, is suspected of editing "Inspire," an online magazine designed as a recruiting tool for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, intelligence sources said....") (July 21, 2010, 4:26 pm)
Note: Video included.
“Emerson on CNN discussing Al Qaeda’s New Magazine”
Interview on CNN
July 20, 2010
Posted by Ryan Mauro on Jul 28th, 2010 and filed under FrontPage.
SNIPPET: “The U.S. now believes that Samir Khan, a 24-year old that operated a pro-terrorist website from North Carolina, is in Yemen and acting as the editor of Al-Qaedas new online English magazine, Inspire. Khan had a well-known history of terrorist sympathizes that begs the question of how he was permitted to board a flight to Yemen and join the terrorist group he publicly admired.
Khan was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to Queens, New York City when he was seven years old. As a teenager, he attended a camp run by a group called the Islamic Organization of North America, which the Anti-Defamation League describes as the North American branch of a radical anti-Semitic and anti-American Pakistani organization, Tanzeem-e-Islami. The IONAs website admits its links to Tanzeem-e-Islami. The IONA also had the leader of the Islamic Circle of North America, a group tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami, give the keynote speech at its 2004 conference. The group also sells a book called The End of Democracy.
At this time, Khan became a more devout Muslim but distanced himself from IONA because they werent extreme enough.”
08 August 2010
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“1. Don’t open that file, Memet!”
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