CNN—In its upcoming issue, the al Qaeda-backed magazine Inspire praises the alleged Boston Marathon bombers as heroes and encourages readers in the United States to follow their example.
According to an English copy of the magazine obtained by Flashpoint Partners, an American group tracking jihadist websites, the issue also has a section heralding the killing of a British soldier in London last week.
The authors of the magazine, published by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula based in Yemen, argue April's deadly violence in Boston proves that lone-wolf attacks can be effective in the United States. The issue also warns Americans that they're not safe against such "unstoppable" operations.
Investigators believe that alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed days after the attack, accessed Inspire magazine, which had instructions on bomb-making, a law enforcement official told CNN this month.
According to analysts, the explosive devices used in the attack that killed three and injured more than 260 others had striking similarities to a bomb recipe in the first issue of the magazine in June 2010.
"How to build a bomb in your Mom's kitchen" has been downloaded by militants in multiple Islamist terrorist plots.
The upcoming issue, which falls just under 40 pages, calls on American Muslims to follow those who masterminded the Boston attacks. And as long as simple materials-like the pressure cooker allegedly used in the Boston bombing - remain legal, such acts can be carried out with ease, the magazine says.
"Lone-Jihad is impossible to counter and stop, except when basic cooking ingredients and building material become illegal," the magazine states. Embedded among the articles are glossy photos of the carnage from the bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line.
One section, "An eye for an eye," features a graphic of a bloody knife and an image of a meat cleaver wielding-suspect in the deadly daylight attack on a British soldier in Woolwich.
The author says "the message of these young men has been conveyed to the whole world, including every Britain, every westerner, every kafar (non-believer) whose hands have Muslim blood." (Continue Reading.)
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And the magazine encourages young Muslims to wage further attacks. Since politicians and the media are still doing everything in their power to protect Islam from scrutiny, I have no doubt that some of these attacks will be successful.