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“Soldiers are expected to die… But a civilian is not. So when you you hit the civilian
you hit them where it hurts and that is what our tactics are about.”
(ABC News) - A new issue of al Qaeda’s notorious Inspire magazine urges its readers to detonate car bombs in major U.S. cities, and claims to feature justifications for violent jihad written by two U.S.-born al Qaeda terrorists who were killed more than two years ago.
As is common in Inspire, a section near the end features instructions for explosives written by the “AQ Chef” — this time for a car bomb designed not to bring down a building, but to be “very effective” in killing individuals.
The magazine puts New York City and Washington, D.C. at the top of its target list, but includes Chicago, Los Angeles and locations in England and France. It also urges the would-be perpetrators to use disguises, like perhaps a white beard around Christmas time.
Written in near-perfect English, the highly-produced magazine from al Qaeda’s most dangerous branch,al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is dated “Spring 2014″ and references the reported death of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Meshud, meaning portions were written at least after late October 2013.
Two pages of the magazine are devoted to U.S.-born al Qeada cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, in which he allegedly answers a couple questions from Inspire readers, the first asking about the justifications for killing civilians.
“[I]f you ask me as a tactic, is targeting the civilian population of the West a good thing to do? I would say yes, because it is much more potent and powerful,” the magazine says, attributing the words to Awlaki. “Soldiers are expected to die… But a civilian is not. So when you you hit the civilian you hit them where it hurts and that is what our tactics are about.”
Awlaki then attempts to justify the murder of women, children and the elderly, using references to Islamic scholars who lived during Roman times, saying that it’s fine as long as women and children are not specifically targeted in an attack.