Friday, May 24, 2013

Were British Terrorists 'Inspired' by a Violent Jihadi Magazine??

The terrorists who beheaded the young British soldier in South London were just following the instructions given in an earlier issue of Inspire magazine. They were instructed in the Feb 2010 issue to use a vehicle to knock people down, and then to finish them (or the crowd) off with a firearm or possibly another weapon. Gun Shy linked to some commentaries back in 2010 that discussed this. Here is another commentary that discusses the vehicle attack on the UNC Campus as well as this commentary referencing another attack. Why is anyone surprised this is happening?

The quote below is from the jihadist magazine Inspire which comes out of Saudi Arabia and was translated into English, encouraging vehicular attacks on Americans. Two of the authors of this magazine were recently killed by drone strikes, but their followers are still out there ready to wage jihad.

The idea is to use a pickup truck as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but mow down the enemies of Allah. You would need a 4WD pickup truck. The stronger the better. You would then need to weld on steel blades on the front end of the truck. These could be a set of butcher blades or thick sheets of steel. They do not need to be extra sharp because with the speed of the truck at the time of impact, even a blunter edge would slice through bone very easily. You may raise the level of the blades as high as the headlights. That would make the blades strike your targets at the torso level or higher. Pick your location and timing carefully. Go for the most crowed locations. Narrower spots are also better because it gives less chance for the people to run away. Avoid locations where other vehicles may intercept you. To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle in order to maximize your inertia and be able to strike as many people as possible in your first run. Keep in mind that as soon as people realize what you are up to, they would scatter and run in every direction looking for cover. They would look for areas where the vehicle cannot reach them. Therefore, it is important to study your path of operation beforehand. The ideal location is a place where there are a maximum number of pedestrians and the least number of vehicles. In fact if you can get through to “pedestrian only” locations that exist in some downtown (city center) areas, that would be fabulous. There are some places that are closed down for vehicles at certain times due to the swarms of people. If you have access to firearms, carry them with you so that you may use them to finish off your work if your vehicle gets grounded during the attack. After such an attack, we believe it would be very difficult to get away safely and without being recognized. Hence, it should be considered a martyrdom operation. It’s a one-way road. You keep on fighting until you achieve martyrdom. You start out your day in this world, and by the end of it, you are with Allah.

Robert Spencer and Michael Coren on the London jihad murder and the subsequent whitewash

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