Skip to comments.AQAP Releases Issues VIII and IX of Its English-Language Magazine 'Inspire', Calling for Lone-Wolf
Posted on 05/07/2012 12:11:00 PM PDT by Nachum
On May 2, 2012, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released Issues VIII (Fall 2011, 63 pp) and IX, (Winter 2012, 62 pp) of its English-language online magazine Inspire on the main jihadi forums Shumoukh Al-Islam and Al-Fida'. These issues are dedicated to U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki and to his protégée and fellow American jihadi Samir Khan (killed September 2011 in Yemen in a U.S. drone strike), including writings and statements by them and by others about them.
The issues' release was accompanied by an apparentattempt by Western governments just prior to publication to bring down the forums' websites, but the websites were back up a short time later, with the magazines posted.
In 2010, the British government had attempted to block the release of the summer issue of Inspire by corrupting the file. Since Al-Qaeda is aware of these Western attempts to prevent the distribution of the magazine, it notified readers, on the inside front cover of Issue IX in a notice titled "Media Advice": "Throw the magazine onto forums. Muslim and non-Muslim forums alike. The FBI might be trying to bring down sites that host the magazine, so mailing lists are an important way to get the magazine across."
The main themes in these issues of Inspire are:
A) Instructions and calls for lone-wolf Al-Qaeda followers to carry out attacks in the U.S. This continues the development previously identified by MEMRI that is, Al-Qaeda is striving to place the responsibility for jihad in America upon the Muslim community in the U.S. This is instead of having mujahideen come from other parts of the world to attack the U.S., and instead of recruiting American Muslims to fight on other jihadi fronts worldwide (see MEMRI Inquiry and Analysis No. 639, "New Trend in Al-Qaeda's Recruitment Efforts: American Muslims
(Excerpt) Read more at memri.org ...
was down at Super Cuts on Saturday and my reading choices were basically this, Cosmo, and a fourteen month old copy of The Sporting News.