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Inspiring Attacks on Economic Leaders

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
May 19, 2016 | 08:06 GMT
In the recently published 15th issue of Inspire magazine, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula exhorts its followers to carry out attacks against prominent businesspeople and economic leaders.
In the recently published 15th issue of Inspire magazine, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula exhorts its followers to carry out attacks against prominent businesspeople and economic leaders.
(Al-Malahem Media)

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is aiming closer to home. On May 14, the group released the 15th issue of Inspire magazine. Like the magazine's previous two issues, the latest edition calls on jihadists who live in the West and operate under a leaderless resistance model to assassinate economic leaders, including policymakers, CEOs and company owners. But while Issue 14 provided instruction on attacking corporate leaders at work in its "Open Source Jihad" feature, Issue 15 offers a tutorial on assassinating business leaders at their residences....

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