Al Qaeda is urging “lone wolf” bomb attacks on western airlines.
Inspire Magazine, a terrorist journal, named American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Continental, British Airways, Air France and EasyJet as potential targets.
The terror magazine also called for killing “economic personalities” like Ben Bernanke or “wealthy entrepreneurs” like Bill Gates.
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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, launched the English-language magazine in 2010 to recruit Western Muslims into its terror ranks. Early articles encouraged attacks such as opening fire at a Washington, DC, restaurant or using a pickup truck to “mow down” pedestrians.
The latest issue is devoted to inspiring lone-wolf jihadists in the United States and the West to attack commercial passenger planes, according to HSToday.us, a blog on US homeland security.
The magazine gives detailed, illustrated instructions on how to build bombs in the kitchen. It says the devices can be “hidden” not only on aircraft, but used to blow up other targets to “crush” Western economies.
“We came up with these simple materials that are readily available around the globe, even inside America,” it states.
Mike Baker, former CIA covert operations officer, said the article “combines their two favorite things at the moment – it’s airline attacks and the idea of call to arms to the individual.”
Baker said officials do what they can to minimize attacks in the U.S., but said “in counter-terrorism, you never get the risk down to zero.”
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Source: Fox News Insider