New AQAP English-Language Magazine 'Palestine' Provides New List Of Targets For Terrorist Attacks In The U.S., Britain, Including Casinos In Las Vegas, Oil Tankers And Trains, Military Colleges, Marks And Spencer Stores
On August 16, 2014, Al-Malahem, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released an English-language magazine titled Palestine - Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience.
The new magazine recycles materials from AQAP's Inspire magazine. However, in a section on making car bombs inside America, it presents a new list of suggested targets for "lone-wolf" attacks, including casinos and night clubs in Las Vegas; oil tankers and trains; Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia; the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and General Atomics HQ in San Diego, California.
In Issue VI, Taliban Magazine 'Azan' Offers An Islamic Clash-Of-Civilizations Theory, Says: 'Not Accepting Democracy As Kufr [Unbelief] Only Because Great Ulama Have Not Called It Kufr Is No Argument'
The latest issue of the Taliban's English-language magazine "Azan" carries a long article by Al-Qaeda's Pakistani scholar Maulana Asim Umar that offers an Islamic clash-of-civilizations theory, declaring that democracy is just another deen (a complete system and code of life), much like Islam is, and the sharias (methods) of the two systems are in conflict from their roots. The article's main purpose is to develop a basis on which Muslims who proclaim faith in Islam but still are part of a democracy as military and political leaders can be declared infidels.
The magazine "Azan - Call to Jihad" is published by the Taliban in Khorasan, the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The latest issue of the magazine - issue six - was produced sometime in June, before the fasting month of Ramadan. A PDF copy of the magazine was released through a jihadi account on micro-blogging site Twitter associated with Omar Khaild Khorasani, a leading commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
In the last couple of weeks, several tutorials dealing with jihadis obtaining fake U.S. phone numbers, as well as various advices on maintaining security and anonymity online, were posted online. Jihadis are at times faced with the need to provide a working phone number that is used to open a new account online or to verify, as part of a security measure, already working ones. Phone numbers are required as well to use a number of messenger apps.
Footage posted on the Internet on August 28, shows ISIS members destroying and burning a cannabis field north of Aleppo.