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Al Qaeda launches English language magazine

By the CNN Wire Staff
Al Qaeda's first English language magazine appeared online promising an article on "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."
Al Qaeda's first English language magazine appeared online promising an article on "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Al Qaeda says it has launched first English language online magazine
  • The launch this week was not successful
  • One article is titled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom"
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(CNN) -- Al Qaeda has launched this week what it is calling its first English language online magazine, a move that could be seen as a way to recruit more American-born terrorists.

The magazine was posted on radical Islamist websites Tuesday, said Maryland-based SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that tracks terror groups.

The launch of the magazine, called "Inspire", though did not go smoothly as only three pages of what was billed as a 67-page magazine appeared online. A fourth page was unsuccessfully posted on websites and showed nothing but garbled images.

A table of contents of the magazine listed an article called "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

The magazine also promised to have an article written by fugitive American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Awlaki has recently been linked to the failed attempted Chistmas Day bombing of a plane bound for Detroit, Michigan.

The director of the National Counterterrorism Center said this week that the U.S. government believes Awlaki had "a direct operational role" in the bombing attempt.

CNN's Saad Abedine contributed to this report.

 
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