Inspire Magazine No. 11: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Touts Its Influence

May 31, 2013 | 12:00 GMT

A screenshot of the cover of Inspire Magazine's 11th edition.


The 11th edition of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine, subtitled "Who and Why," began to circulate the Internet on May 30. This issue of the English-language magazine focuses heavily on the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing and claims credit for influencing the two brothers responsible for the attack, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Overall, the edition underscores the persistent if low-level threats posed by grassroots jihadists, and the challenge governments face in eliminating lone-wolf attacks.

The online English-language publication trumpets its role in the Boston bombings and promotes low-level attacks....

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