Alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap released the 14th issue of its english magazine, inspire, with a thematic focus on assassination operations. On february 22, 2016, a telegram channel called inspire magazine was created to disseminate the englishlanguage alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap magazine inspire. This article examines and compares the online propaganda created and disseminated by al qaeda and the islamic state. Two new editions of inspire, al qaeda in the arabian peninsulas aqaps englishlanguage propaganda magazine, were published may 2. Users can download pdf copies of issues of the magazine via the channel.
This characterisation, while broadly accurate, is in need of refinement. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap released the 14th issue of its english magazine, inspire, with a thematic focus on assassination operations. Publication date 20120612 topics al qaeda, fbi, foia, anwar awlaki collection opensource language english. Two al qaeda affiliates, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap, and al qaeda in the islamic maghreb aqim, quickly issued a joint statement eulogizing al masri. Noam chomsky, american historian and activist alternet. Inspire is an english language online magazine reported to be published by the organization alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap. The magazine was notable for its engaging format, its focus on inspiring followers to engage in individual jihad against the west, and its howtoguide section open source jihad. Alahzab refers to a battle in the quran between a coalition of meccan tribes and the nascent forces of islam.
In particular, inspire 17 features the emir of al qaeda in the islamic maghreb, abu musab abdel al wadoud. A story about change, argues that the 911 attacks were a turning point in american history. Alqaedas inspire magazine special edition right side. According to npr, the monthold publication has failed to reach its target audience. Two alqaeda affiliates, alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap, and alqaeda in the islamic maghreb aqim, quickly issued a joint statement eulogizing almasri. Fbi document on the origins of inspire magazine by intelwire.
Telegram channel distributes aqap inspire magazine memri. Aqap and aqim eulogize zawahiri deputy abu alkhayr almasri, site intelligence group, march 2, 2017. Senior correspondent john miller reports on an online magazine that instructs aspiring jihadists in athome bombmaking and executing lone wolf terror atta. They are all mentioned in the first edition of the yemenbased english language version of inspire, a magazine published by the muslim terrorist group alqaeda in the arabian peninsulas aqap. It is the glossy magazine where terrorists are the celebrities and the only recipes are for bombs like the ones used in the boston marathon attacks. Alqaida puts celebrities and bombs online with inspire. The magazine is one of the many ways aqap uses the internet to reach its audience. Alqaeda in the arabian peninsulas new issue of inspire magazine includes a shout out to the clock boy while slamming president obamas programs to counter violent extremism. Recent reports of an englishlanguage alqaeda magazine were dealt with in mostly uncritical terms by. Al qaedas first english language magazine is here the.
Inspire is an english language online magazine reported to be published by the organization al qaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap. The man who inspired the fort hood shooter, the christmas day attacker, and the. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsula releases 12th issue of. These pictures are taken from the al qaeda magazine inspire, issue 16. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsula issue 11 special issue 1. Since june, aqap has released four inspire guides reintroducing tactical information from its longer englishlanguage magazine, inspire.
Such attacks, claims the magazine, are easy options that do not require huge efforts or man power, but the result is parallel to the. Emerging from the 2009 merger of the yemeni and saudi arabian branches of al qaeda, aqap has claimed numerous attacks in yemen and has also targeted westerners at home and abroad. But isiss englishlanguage magazine, dabiq, offers a useful study into their pr strategy, especially when compared to al qaedas english magazine, inspire. The success of inspires founding editors anwar alawlaki, a muslim cleric born and educated in the united states, and samir khan, another american and an expert in digital graphics. This issue of the magazine offers lessons on building a pressure cooker bomb and where, when and how to detonate the bomb for maximum effectiveness. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsulas emagazine inspire is demographically targeting western muslims, and aims to encourage to homegrown terrorism andor recruitment of foreign fighters. Comment on arresting muslim sisters in france to inquire about a translation for this release for a fee email. These shorter publications allow rapid dissemination of aqap messages following global attacks, as was the case three days after the mass casualty operation in nice, france on july 14. They are all mentioned in the first edition of the yemenbased english language version of inspire, a magazine published by the muslim terrorist group al qaeda in the arabian peninsulas aqap. The magazine has increased in stature after the revelation that the alleged boston marathon bombers apparently relied on the publication when planning their attack.
Proceeding from the terrorists view of media as a critical arena of jihad, this study applies content analysis to al qaeda and islamic stateproduced magazines in order to empirically differentiate the two groups through the strategies. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsulas inspire magazine has received attention within western academia and media for its role in inspiring and instructing a series of homegrown terrorist attacks. Alqaidas new englishlanguage magazine, inspire, is not living up to its name. Not once but twice the instructions for building such a device have been published in inspire, the englishlanguage magazine of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap has released the 12th issue of inspire magazine. Inspire, al qaedas magazine, and the tsarnaev brothers.
The 14th edition of al qaeda in the arabian peninsulas aqap inspire magazine, released on september 9, encourages lone mujahideen to pick up the banner of jihad by conducting assassinations. Similarities and differences in the online strategies of. Differentiating al qaeda and the islamic state through. The eleventh issue of the islamic states propaganda magazine is called from the battle of alahzab to the war of coalitions. The yemenbased al qaeda affiliate, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap, released its 12 th edition of the englishlanguage magazine inspire. The magazine is published by the media arm of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, but it covers al qaeda operations worldwide. Reporting on the magazine often characterises it as a westerncentric instrument of jihadi discourse. Alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap released the second issue of its englishlanguage magazine inspire on october 11, 2010. Alqaida in the arabian peninsula aqap has released issue 9 of its englishlanguage inspire magazine. Inspire magazine was first published by alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap in january 2010, the brainchild of americans, anwar alawlaki and samir khan. Post under al qaeda, arabian peninsula, book, magazine at 5.
Al qaedas inspire magazine target american business owners. Isis attacks alqaeda and castigates the taliban for concealing the death of mullah omar. Buried in todays news is the story that al qaedas inspire online magazine is ordering jihadis already within conus to go to the homes of business leaders and murder them, beginning. Aqaps inspire magazine contains military analysis of. For this purpose two sources of information were analyzed inspire magazine al qaeda and dabiq magazine islamic state. Reading this magazine could land you in jail foreign policy. In particular, inspire 17 features the emir of al qaeda in the islamic maghreb, abu musab abdel alwadoud. Abdurrazaq aljamal, yemeni journalist expert in aqap affairs twitter. We published this analysis about inspire, a magazine by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula that has in fact inspired several terrorist plots, on march 21, 20. Second issue of alqaeda magazine inspire put online according to us media outlets, a second issue of a popular, glossy magazine published by alqaeda in english, inspire, has been released on the internet on october 11. Latest issue of inspire magazine encourages small scale. Aqap and aqim eulogize zawahiri deputy abu al khayr al masri, site intelligence group, march 2, 2017.
Holton al qaeda has issued its latest edition of inspire magazine, inspire 17. Jihadi forums seems to be skeptical that the magazine is real because of. This issue is titled, shattered, a story about change, with the cover story focusing on how americas role as a superpower has. Complete inspire alqaeda in the arabian pennisula magazine. Al qaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap is a sunni terrorist organization and al qaeda aq affiliate based in yemen. New issue of al qaedas inspire magazine aims for rapid repositioning al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has released the latest issue of inspire, and its a. One of the greatest challenges when combatting and preventing radical islamist lone wolf attacks is that it is a challenge of combatting ideology rather than a. Al qaeda has issued its latest edition of inspire magazine, inspire 17. On tuesday, nbc quoted law enforcement sources as confirming that dzhokhar tsarnaev, from his. Through them the main similarities and differences in the visions and strategies of the two organizations are outlined. Several people in the uk have been arrested and jailed for possessing the magazine inspire, reportedly published by alqaeda in the arabian peninsula aqap. Strike ny, dc with car bombs new issue of inspire lists specific targets in america, britain, france with a bizarre emphasis on tennis matches. The 88page issue was released on september 9, 2015 in both english and arabic.80 256 894 532 17 1100 133 147 982 1178 511 1212 1049 1351 148 518 1416 192 1206 770 195 769 336 1419 833 989 962 397 1367 274 604