Al-Qaeda Launches English-Language Mag For Wannabe Terrorists

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Now that Western countries such as Germany, the UK and US are increasingly breeding so-called “homegrown” Islamic terrorists, it’s at least marginally comforting that most of them are so incompetent that their explosive devices seldom detonate. Perhaps with this in mind, Al-Qaeda has launched an online magazine in English, instructing would-be jihadists on topics such as “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” as reported by AP:

Al-Qaida launched its first online propaganda magazine in English on Tuesday, a move that could help the terror group recruit inside the U.S. and Europe.

The magazine, called Inspire, is being run by al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen, which has been linked to the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a U.S.-bound airliner.

The launch suggests that, as al-Qaida’s core has been weakened by CIA drone airstrikes, the group hopes to broaden its reach inside the U.S., where officials have seen a spate of homegrown terrorists.

“This new magazine is clearly intended for the aspiring jihadist in the U.S. or U.K. who may be the next Fort Hood murderer or Times Square bomber,” Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution scholar and former CIA officer, said.

Tuesday’s launch did not go smoothly. The magazine was 67 pages long, but all but the first three pages were just garbled computer code, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist websites and obtained a copy of the magazine.

The table of contents included articles such as “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” which promised to be “a detailed yet short, easy-to-read manual on how to make a bomb using ingredients found in a kitchen.”

“We also call upon and encourage our readers to contribute by sending their articles, comments or suggestions to us,” the magazine’s introduction read.

At the heart of al-Qaida’s propaganda effort is Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric now living in Yemen…

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  • FuckOff

    There is no such thing as “Al-Qaeda” you fucking idiots. It's a propaganda construct of the powers that be. I would expect a forward-thinking publication like Disinfo to know this.

    • justagirl

      drano and foil. that's what al-qaeda uses in my neighborhood. ka-boom and sizzle. it's very distressing.

      • Tuna Ghost

        How did Al-Queda figure out my secret formula??

        • justagirl

          english-language mag for wannabe terrorists.

    • http://www.thecarnivalnoir.com Haystack

      It's just like how they tried to convince us that there was a Soviet Union all those years.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Oooooo, Scary flag.

    Hmmm, I've never seen an Al-Qaeda recruiting office, unless you include the CIA perhaps……

  • Hadrian999

    sites like that are obvious traps,
    agent provocateur set ups, why do people think every time some “home grown cell” that gets caught
    are total screw ups with a plan that would never work, the feds create these cells with dumb ass patsies
    to take the fall and send the message that we need to keep supporting the war machine because all the evil brown people want us dead. blows my mind that it works but it does…..like a charm

    • E.B. Wolf

      Why are you so surprised? It's geared to trap complete morons, and they are one of the world's most plentiful resources.
      And they're renewable!

      • Hadrian999

        not surprised at all, just sort of disappointed in how stupid people are,
        sadly the same tricks work on us over and over and over

  • Al-c I A -da

    its good to see were all on the same page on this one. boooolsh1t.

  • http://twitter.com/TylerBass Tyler Bass

    Well, here it is, folks.
    http://ia360704.us.archive.org/16/items/Inspire

    Don't say I never did nothing for ya, what with that being a double-negative and all.

    • http://twitter.com/TylerBass Tyler Bass

      Eh, shit, it's all jumbled. Forget it.

      • http://twitter.com/TylerBass Tyler Bass

        So much for my trusting “Foreign Policy” magazine.

  • marklar

    AlCIAduh, your tax dollars at work. Thank you founding father Zbignew Brezinski.

  • Namelesswon

    I have looked at this supposed “AL Queda” website and what I found suspicious was that the request for donations was an email address registered to a man who owns a PO BoX in Nigeria called Prince Abdul Naheem Okineweye.

    • AdHomonym

      well, no-one ever sent him $5,000 in seed money to get his fortune out of hock despite his many emails to the world on this subject. so he joined al-Qa'eda. we have only ourselves to blame if he builds a bomb in the kitchen of his mom.

  • AdHomonym

    well, no-one ever sent him $5,000 in seed money to get his fortune out of hock despite his many emails to the world on this subject. so he joined al-Qa'eda. we have only ourselves to blame if he builds a bomb in the kitchen of his mom.

  • Jerk

    yea I wouldn't recommend anyone actually going to that link, can we get a warning on this article? or perhaps like a spoiler alert, “SPOILER ALERT THERE'S NOW A WHITE VAN OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE.”

  • Cris Stringfellow

    why do these people think what they are fighting for is worth it. come on, the way women dress, and alcohol — that is worth going to war over? these people are insane…

  • Cris Stringfellow

    why do these people think what they are fighting for is worth it. come on, the way women dress, and alcohol — that is worth going to war over? these people are insane…