Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's Al-Malahem Media Releases New Issue (#6) of Inspire Magazine

UPDATE (September 27, 2011): New 7th issue of INSPIRE has just been released.

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) media outlet, the Al-Malahim (Malahem; Epics) Media Foundation, has released the sixth issue of its English-language Internet magazine Inspire, edited by the American Samir Khan. The new issue features an article by Khan entitled, "Sadness, Contentment, & Aspiration" about the killing ("martyrdom") of Al-Qa'ida Central founder Usama bin Laden on May 2 in Pakistan. It also features a new photograph of the radical American Muslim preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi.

A letter from editor Yahya Ibrahim explains the delay in the publication of the new issue as being the result of unrest in Yemen.

A "special thanks" is given to Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan for its "revenge attacks" in the name of Usama bin Laden, raising the question why AQC or its official affiliates have yet to launch a major "revenge attack" of their own.


A PDF copy of the issue can be downloaded via these NON-militant URLs:




The password is: H9IKhfkhsTY23TJghdHJND




Anonymous said...

It is interesting that inspire magazine is a compiled media, yet, assumed method of contact between khan, awlaki, and others with the western world. The magazine is repeatedly assumed to be authored by those who never proclaim their ownership via audio or video. In an age of digital media, the possession of well honed Creative Suite skills but lack of a video camera, leaves one wondering, are all of the analysts being led on a leash these days? willingly?

Anonymous said...

It looks almost like self-parody.