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Al-Qaeda Inspire Magazine: Boston Bombings/”Lone Wolf” Special Edition

In DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE on June 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

06/12/2013

The online English-language al-Qaida magazine Inspire, which once printed instructions for building a pressure-cooker bomb, has published a special edition that attempts to take credit for motivating the Boston bombers and warns the West of more “Lone Wolf” terrorist attacks.

Published by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula most of the articles in the 11th edition of the 3-year-old magazine focus on the Boston bombings in hopes of inciting Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks.

A message from al-Qaida’s Arabian Peninsula’s military commander Qassem Al-Rimi warns Americans that such attacks will continue and that the U.S. government is unable to stop them.

The magazine was founded by American-born cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, another American. Both were killed by U.S. drone strikes.

The latest “special edition,” which is the first in about two months, also makes numerous references to spreading its message on Twitter, reflecting an increased focus on social media.

Inspire’s current editor, Yahya Ibrahim, mocks the West for not heeding the magazine’s previous threats from “lone-wolf” jihadists.

“The responsibility for fighting America and allies is not limited to Al-Qaeda, it is also the duty of every Muslim,” he writes. “And as long as America’s hand is in the Muslim countries, we will always have our hands in their backyard; their streets, universities, ceremonies, sports events and even forests.”

Ibrahim credits Inspire with motivating Boston bombings suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar in the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 27, was killed four days after the April 15 bombings during a police shootout that left his 19-year-old brother injured.

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One article in Inspire features a photoshopped image of Tamerlan, holding a cellphone, against a heavenly backdrop. The caption reads, “Tamerlan’s SMS to his mom: ‘My dear Mom, I will lay down my life for Islam. I’m gonna die for Islam Inshaa Allah.’”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been charged in the attacks and is being held at a prison medical center near Boston, reportedly told officials under questioning that the brothers learned how to build their bombs from Inspire’s infamous 2010 article “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”

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“In the past few weeks, the expression ‘Inspired by Inspire’ has been tweeted and retweeted,” Ibrahim writes. “Yes, the brothers have been inspired by Inspire. This is not only because Inspire offers bomb recipes, but also because of the contents of the magazine as a whole (referring to religious instruction and calls to jihad).”

One article, called “America’s Bitter Harvest,” also stressed how much money the U.S. authorities had to spend in Boston to respond to an attack that cost the bombers only $400.

The magazine also writes about the brutal killing May 22 on a London street of a British soldier, allegedly by two Britons of Nigerian descent who had converted to Islam.

“The Western nations should comprehend that the type of these young men who killed the British soldier, are many,” according to a writer with the pen name Muhammad Al-San’ani. “They all witness your governments’ invasion of Muslim lands.”

Rep. Peter King: Journalists Should Be Prosecuted for Publishing Classified Leaks

In LEAKSOURCE ORIGINAL NEWS on June 12, 2013 at 5:40 AM

 

06/11/2013

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on CNN’s “AC 360” Tuesday night that reporters should be prosecuted for publishing stories with leaked classified information.

After King explained why he believes the recent NSA leaks pose a grave threat to national security, host Anderson Cooper asked him if he thinks the reporters who break stories off of leaked information should be punished in some way.

“If they willingly knew that this was classified information, I think action should be taken, especially on something of this magnitude,” King said.

“I think on something of this magnitude, there is an obligation both moral but also legal, I believe, against a reporter disclosing something that would so severely compromise national security.”

Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story of the NSA’s phone record collecting practices last week, expressed his disbelief at King’s remarks on Twitter.

It is not illegal to publish classified information in the United States, and no reporter has ever been prosecuted for doing so.

But an affidavit to obtain a search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen’s email account, surfaced by the Washington Post last month, invoked the possibility that he could be criminally liable for soliciting state secrets from a government source.

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