Muslim Extremists Targeting Jews After 9/11
Spreading the Message Online
Posted: August 26, 2011
Calls for attacks against Israel and Jews are often included in the English-language terrorist propaganda created by foreign terrorist organizations and disseminated online to reach and appeal to Western audiences. For example, in the first pages of the October 2010 issue of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine, the editor warns that they 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."
In November 2010, AQAP claimed responsibility for a mail bomb plot involving Chicago-area Jewish institutions. The AQAP statement, which threatened additional attacks against American interests, also vilified Saudi Arabia for their alleged cooperation with the Jews and for providing intelligence that enabled Western officials to locate and diffuse the explosive-laden packages. "Allah has exposed your true servitude to the Jews, for these devices were heading towards Zionist Jewish synagogues, but you interfered with your known treachery to protect them."
According to AQAP, the packages were addressed to the synagogues "in Chicago, Obama's city," because AQAP is "facing a coalition of Crusaders and Zionists" and "will never forget Palestine."
As anti-Semitism continues to be intrinsic to the ideology of foreign terrorist organizations and their adherents in the U.S., the American Jewish community must remain vigilant.