Al Qaeda English Magazine Calls for Terror Attacks in the U.S.
Anti-Semitic & Extreme Anti-Israel Messages
Posted: October 13, 2010
Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Al Qaeda's agenda of eliminating Israel are propagated throughout the second issue of Inspire.
In the first pages of the magazine, the editor warns the U.S. that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) will "not lay down their arms until they free this land from the tyrants and march on to Jerusalem. That is when America and its Jewish masters would realize the true danger of AQAP." The editor also notes the group's slogan: "Here we start, and in Jerusalem we meet."
Inspire also uses Helen Thomas's retirement as a White House columnist to further promulgate claims that Israel and the Jews control America. "If a long time journalist and reporter like Helen Thomas was thrown out for truthful words on the Israeli occupation," Inspire asks, "doesn't that hint to everyone who's really in control of America?"
Also featured in Inspire are several statements from Al Qaeda leaders threatening the existence of Israel and urging readers to launch attacks against the Jewish state. In one such statement, Osama bin Laden avers that he and his followers will not recognize "any state for the Jews" or "respect the international charters which recognize the Zionist entity on the soil of Palestine." Instead, bin Laden endeavors to "liberate all of Palestine from the river to the sea."
American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki also reiterates Al Qaeda's anti-Israel and anti-American ideology in the pages of Inspire. "Israeli and American aggression cannot be met with pigeons and olive branches but must be met with bullets and bombs," al-Awlaki writes. "It is through the heroic acts of the Palestinian martyrs that Israel had forsaken its dream of a great Israel and retracted upon itself behind walls and barriers."