Al Qaeda has put out and article that calls for its terrorist followers within the U.S. to detonate car bombs in major cities that include Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles in the latest edition of Inspire Magazine, according to Fox News.
The Spring 2014 edition of the magazine calls for jihadists to target people and not buildings at heavily populated events across the nation like political rallies and sporting events. It specifically mentioned “election seasons” and the holidays as prime times for them to strike, even citing more specific targets like the Sears Tower or military bases.
Keep in mind that this is the same magazine that printed instruction on how to build a pressure cooker bomb like the ones that were used last year at the Boston Marathon, so it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that such an attack could take place.
The magazine says that “Choosing the place and time is a crucial factor to success in any operation,” and that the terror operatives should “Choose targets in your own country. You know the enemy better, you are within … The important thing is that you target people and not buildings.”
According to Fox it says “Disguise yourself during the operation, appear fat (add some clothes on you), change your complexion, be a ‘clone’, use any mask (believe me embarrassment is the last thing you will think about), wear a mask suitable for the festival, white beards on 25th Dec,” it reads. “All in all, be creative brother. The most important part to hide is your eyes and around.”
Along with instructions on how to pick their targets, readers are given “absolutely simple” instructions on how to construct the type of bombs they would need to carry out the attacks.
“My Muslim brother, before you start reading the instructions, remember that this type of operation, if prepared well and an appropriate target is chosen, and Allah decrees success for you, history will never forget it,” the magazine reads. “It will be recorded as a crushing defeat on the enemies of Islam.”