Al-Qaeda Plots Embedded in Porn
Plans to seize ships, attack Europe in memory chips that included raunchy vid
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2012 11:37 PM CDT
Updated May 1, 2012 6:18 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Extensive al-Qaeda terror plots were discovered embedded in a very un-Islamic spot: a porn movie. Plans for seizing cruise ships and European attacks similar to the assault on Mumbai were among the plots found on a digital storage device and memory cards that included a porn video called Kick Ass and a file labeled Sexy Tanja, reports CNN. They were part of a trove discovered hidden in the underwear of an Austrian terror suspect busted last year by German police, according to officials. More than 100 documents were found after experts spent weeks working through a password and software to get to the encoded intelligence, a discovery US sources are calling "pure gold."

The documents included terror training manuals in English, Arabic, and German, along with the wide-ranging violence brainstorming, say sources. The good news? That the documents were discovered, and that one of them "specifically says that Western intelligence agencies have become very good at spoiling attacks, that they have to come up with new ways and better plotting," said an investigative journalist with the German newspaper Die Zeit, which first broke the story.