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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...
(Excerpt) Read more at internet-haganah.com ...
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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
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