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Al Qaeda's online mag to lure Americans to jihad

Written by: Staff

Washington, May 2: In an effort to pull in Americans into Jihad, al-Qaeda has a new English-language Internet magazine called 'Jihad Recollections' which focuses on the terrorist group, its founder osama bin Laden and how to commit jihad.

The Internet magazine also predicts the demise of the United States, FOX News reported.

"This is designed for Americans," says noted terrorism expert Steven Emerson, founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism in Washington, D.C., and author of the book "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us."

It is not clear what connection, if any, the magazine has to al-Qaeda or its followers. Yet 'Jihad Recollections' certainly highlights the terrorist group and the goals of Islamic jihad in a sophisticated and graphically slick presentation.

Emerson added that the magazine is 'a veritable manual on how to carry out terrorism. It's quite shocking, and the question is whether it violates the law or not'.

The magazine appears to prepare followers to engage in jihad with one section teaching aspiring jihadists about how to stay in shape.

Articles with photographs of men dressed in white robes with their faces covered encourage them to exercise at home and stay away from American gyms because "they are full of music, semi-naked women, free mixing."

It warns of the dangers of "showing off" during a workout and even observes that protein shakes are too expensive and not worth the money.


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