Latest issue of al Qaeda magazine Inspire celebrates Boston bombings
Excerpts of the 11th issue of Inspire magazine, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s propaganda rag, has leaked to the web, and focus extensively on the April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon. According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors jihadi web forums, the latest issue leaked when Yemeni journalist Abd al-Razzaq ...
Excerpts of the 11th issue of Inspire magazine, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's propaganda rag, has leaked to the web, and focus extensively on the April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors jihadi web forums, the latest issue leaked when Yemeni journalist Abd al-Razzaq Al-Jamal posted excerpts of the issue to his Facebook page. The images of the issue were provded to The Cable by MEMRI.
The above image is a composite of the bloody scene of the Boston bombing and an image of AQAP’s military commander Qassem al-Rimi. It reads:
O American people, your security will not be attained by denying security to other peoples, attacking them or oppressing them. Your security is in the hands of the fools among you who rule you with oppression and aggression. Know that oppression and aggression come back upon the heads of those who use them…
Unusually, the issue still appears in Arabic. As readers know, the notoriety of Inspire, once dubbed the “Vanity Fair of terrorism“ is largely due to its wide availability in English. The online magazine gained new prominence after the Boston bombings when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that he and his brother Tamerlan read the periodical’s instructions on building bombs prior to the attack, according to law enforcement officials speaking to NBC News. On two separate occasions, the magazine published articles on bomb building using kitchen pressure cookers, the type of weapon used in the attack.
Update: The entire issue is now available online. See below:
Inspire 11 : Al Qaeda’s propaganda magazine
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