Just weeks after the al Qaeda-backed "Inspire" magazine was cited as a source of bomb-making tips for the suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks, a new jihadi magazine has appeared, this one asking for help in combating American drones, and promoting the “targeting” of President Barack Obama.
"Possibly exhausted because of the tedious, fruitless killing of innocent men and women for more than a decade, the Americans have thought of new ways to prolong this war," the magazine "Azan" states in its inaugural issue. "These drones represent both the inability and cowardice of the American soldiers to face the Mujahadeen in front-on battle."
“This is a call to anyone in the Islamic Ummah (community) with knowledge, expertise, and theories regarding anti-drone technology,” the authors continue. “From the millions of Muslims that live all over the world, there would possibly be quite a few who would assist their brothers in combating these evil missiles designed by the devils of the world.”
The magazine also features a poster featuring crosshairs covering an image of President Obama, with the words, “Wanted Dead Only”. A secondary caption states, “Barack Obama, mass murderer. Reward: in the hereafter.”
There was no elaboration. But the magazine carries another article disparaging Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban gunmen after she became an outspoken advocate of women’s rights.
The article states that the girl’s father was “another one of those red herrings of the Islamic world who left the purity of Islam for the wicked, secular, satanic ways of the disbelieving west.”
Directing their comments directly at the girl and her family, the authors write: “You and your father know that the Taliban are the truth…..Seek forgiveness before death comes to you and your record book is closed.”
Malala is currently undergoing medical treatment in London.