Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued a new English-language magazine on Twitter August 16. Titled “Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience,” the publication uses the recent conflict in Gaza as an excuse to renew the group’s call for lone-wolf attacks in the U.S. and the U.K.
AQAP has regularly issued such calls for lone-wolf attacks in the past, including just a few days ago when it urged followers to attack the U.S. in retaliation for military assistance in Iraq.
The magazine, which reuses content from AQAP’s Inspire magazine, includes directions for building pressure cooker bombs and car bombs and suggests a new list of potential targets including Israeli, British and American owned companies, tourist resorts frequented by American, British and Israeli citizens, Las Vegas casinos and night clubs, Georgia Military College, the US Air Force Academy, General Atomics headquarters in San Diego, and Marks and Spencer stores in Britain.
For more information about this publication, see the ADL analysis “AQAP Exploits Gaza Conflict to Call for Lone-Wolf Attacks Against U.S.”
ADL has also written extensively about the influence posed by such online English-language propaganda on would-be domestic extremists and the ensuing threat it poses to domestic security.