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US Sabotages al-Qaeda Mag

'Inspire' magazine's publication delayed

(Newser) - US operatives sabotaged al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine last month, temporarily delaying the publication of the latest issue, the Washington Post reports. When the issue initially came online on May 14, some text was garbled and some pages were blank. That version was removed within 30 minutes, and a new version... More »

Russia: Al-Qaeda Behind Europe's Forest Fires

And they may soon try it in the US, too

(Newser) - The forest fires that have been raging through the EU lately aren't random catastrophes—they're terrorist attacks. That's what Russian security service chief Alexander Bortnikov told a meeting of security and law enforcement chiefs earlier this week, RIA Novosti reports. The fires, he said, are "one... More »

Al-Qaeda Magazine Found in Gitmo

Prosecutor reveals embarrassing security breach

(Newser) - A copy of al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine somehow found its way into a terror suspect's cell at Guantanamo Bay. The security breach was revealed at a hearing yesterday by a prosecutor defending the prison camp's plan to review mail between prisoners and their attorneys, the Miami Herald reports.... More »

Another American Killed in Strike on Anwar al-Awlaki

Editor of 'Inspire' magazine killed as well

(Newser) - Anwar al-Awlaki wasn't the only American jihadist killed in a drone attack today . The airstrike also killed Samir Khan , a 20-something of Pakistani descent from North Carolina, Yemen's Defense Ministry tells the AP . Khan was the creator of "Inspire," al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine . In its... More »

al-Qaeda to Ahmadinejad: Stop Being a 9/11 Truther

Joins US in calling for him to acknowledge al-Qaeda was behind attacks

(Newser) - A sentence we never thought we'd write: The US and al-Qaeda have a common goal. The terrorist group would, pretty please, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop claiming that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. An article in its fall 2011 issue of Inspire magazine notes that "... More »

Brits Attacked al-Qaeda Using ... Cupcake Recipe

Instead of recipe for pipe bombs, would-be terrorists get sweet surprise

(Newser) - The latest weapon of choice against al-Qaeda: the Mojito Cupcake. No, seriously. British intelligence hacked into an online English-language magazine designed to recruit lone-wolfs to the terror organization, after which any prospects who downloaded the 67-page copy of "Inspire" saw only computer code where the oh-so-helpful article "Make... More »

Al-Qaeda Vows 'Death By 1,000 Cuts'

Smaller, cheaper attacks are the new norm, group writes

(Newser) - The cost of building and transporting the Yemen mail bombs? A mere $4,200, a figure that points to the start of a new era of small-scale, cheap attacks—a sort of death by a thousand cuts—according to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Writing in its English online magazine,... More »

Alleged Jihad Magazine Editor Faces Charges

Grand jury convenes in NC to weigh case against US citizen

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has convened in Charlotte to consider terrorism charges against Samir Khan, the 24-year-old North Carolina man believed to be behind al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine. Charges being considered include material support to a terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder overseas, sources tell NPR . The FBI,... More »

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