USA — Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer.
Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, ‘Inspire’, are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of ’ember bombs’
Detailed in the memorably titled, ‘It is of your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb’, the magazine encourages any would-be terrorist to target Montana, because of the rapid population growth in its wooded areas.
‘In America, there are more houses built in the countryside than in the cities,’ explained the writer known as The AQ Chef according to ABC News.
‘It is difficult to choose a better place than in the valleys of Montana.’
Reveling in the unsubstantiated claim that forest fires in Australia in December 2002, unleashed a heat energy equal to that of 23 nuclear bombs, the new edition of ‘Inspire’ wants the same destructive force unleashed on America.
Produced by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the English language colourful magazine has released its first editions since the deaths in September 2011 of its editor Samir Khan and its star columnist Anwar al-Awlaki.
Even though they were killed by a drone strike on September 30 in Yemen, the new editions of ‘Inspire’ contain the last editorial input from the deceased terrorists.
The pair are praised inside the magazine’s eighth and ninth edition as the ‘spirit’ and the ‘tongue’ of the internet publication.
However, it is clear that following the deaths of the American born, English speaking pair, editorial standards have slipped at ‘Inspire’.
The ninth edition’s title ‘Wining on the Ground’ (sic) is clearly misspelt.
Both Khan and al-Awlaki were brought up in the U.S and that allowed them to bring a touch of humour to their deadly missives on terror, as gems from previous editions such as ‘Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom’ proved.
However, joking aside, the eighth edition contains clear advice from al-Awlaki on launching attacks on Western Countries.
One five-page article is entitled, ‘Targeting the Populations of Countries at War With Muslims’ which sees al-Awlaki justify the killing of women and children and using chemical and biological weapons.
Even though he states that women and children are not to be deliberately targeted, al-Awlaki says that if they are among ‘combatants’, it is ‘allowed for Muslims to attack them.’
‘Muslims are allowed to target the populations of countries that are at war with Muslims by bombings or fire-arms attacks or other forms of attacks that inevitably lead to the deaths of non-combatants,’ said al-Awlaki according to CNN.
Chillingly for Western governments, especially with the 2012 London Olympics on the horizon, al-Awlaki encourages the use of weapons of mass destruction.
‘The use of poisons of chemical and biological weapons against population centers is allowed and strongly recommended due to the effect on the enemy,’ explained al-Awlaki.
‘These statements of the scholars show that it is allowed to use poison or other methods of mass killing against the disbelievers who are at war with us.’
Throughout the two new eighth and ninth editions of ‘Inspire’, the magazine bays its readers to attack ‘main political figures’ in the West and ‘large strategic economic targets such as the stock exchanges, power and oil installations, airports, harbours, railroad systems etc.’
There are articles on handgun training and how to best succeed as an urban assassin.
One article by Khan warns American Muslims that they will never be accepted in the United States and another takes a swipe at America’s strained relationship with Pakistan.
‘The services of the Pakistani Army to the Crusaders are so enormous and so significant that without them the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan would have been impossible,’ explained the article in ‘Inspire’.
Both editions of the magazine run to just over 60 pages and the editorials congratulate the publication for finally making it online, eight months after al-Awlaki and Khan’s deaths.
‘To the disappointment of our enemies … we are still publishing America’s worst nightmare,’ wrote the editorial.
Going on to describe its editorial aim as ‘to deliver to every inspired Muslim anywhere around the world the operational know-how of carrying out attacks from within the West.’
In fact, the majority of the magazines is given over to lengthy tributes to Khan and al-Awlaki.
One writer even confirms that al-Awlaki survived one missile strike before the deadly hit in September 2011.
‘This time 11 missiles missed [their] target, but the next time the first rocket may hit it,’ said a prophetic al-Awlaki.