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al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #11

For previous issues see: #10#9#8#7#6#5#4#3#2, and #1.


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Inspire Magazine Issue #11


Inspire Magazine Issue #11 (Ar)


Source: http://archive.org/details/Inspire_Magazine

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #10

For previous issues see: #9, #8#7#6#5#4#3#2, and #1.


Click here for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine Issue #10


Source: https://shamikh1.info/vb/showthread.php?t=193385

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #8 and #9

UPDATE 6/12/12 9:53 AM: Here is an Arabic translation of the below English magazine:

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 8 (Ar)


Source: http://www.shamikh1.info/vb/showthread.php?t=165886

For previous issues see: #7#6#5#4#3#2, and #1.

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 8

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 9


Sources: http://www.as-ansar.com/vb/showthread.php?t=60708


al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #7

UPDATE 1/2/12: Here is an Arabic translation of the below English magazine:

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 7 (Ar)


Source: http://www.shamikh1.info/vb/showthread.php?t=141292

NOTE: This issue is their 9/11 special. For previous issues see: #6#5#4#3#2, and #1.

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 7


Source: http://aljahad.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11364

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #5

UPDATE 5/6 2:32 PM: Here is an Arabic translation of Inspire #5:

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 5 (Ar)


Source: http://www.as-ansar.com/vb/showthread.php?t=38313

UPDATE 5/1 11:54 AM: The Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn Russian Forum has translate Inspire #5 in Russian:

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 5 (Russian)



UPDATE 3/30 2:38 PM: The forums have already translated Anwar al ‘Awlaqī’s article “Tsunami of Change” into Arabic:

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Anwar al ‘Awlaqī — “Tsunami of Change” (Ar), Inspire 5


Source: http://www.as-ansar.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35423

NOTE: Previous issues: #4, #3, #2, and #1.

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Inspire Magazine 5 (English)


Source: http://www.aljahad.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3799

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #4

UPDATE 2/8 11:03 AM: Here is an Arabic translation of issue four of AQAP’s English language magazine Inspire:

Click the following link: Inspire Magazine 4 (Ar)

UPDATE 2/7 11:54 AM: Here is a Russian translation of issue four of AQAP’s English language magazine Inspire:

Click here: Inspire Magazine 4 (Russian)

NOTE: Here is the firstsecond, and third issue of Inspire Magazine. Below is a brief summary of what is in this magazine. When I have more time I hope to read the content more in depth and be able to dig deeper into this.

The magazine begins with a letter from the editor, Samīr Khān, about the Shi’a in their midst, as well as a reprint of AQAP’s statement following the car bombing against the Ḥūthīs this past November  titled “Statement on the Operations of Defense for the People of the Sunnah.” Then after a series of pages of quotes from friends and foes Khān pens an article reiterating the importance of farḍ al ‘ayn (individual obligation) for jihād. After this, there is a reprint of part of Adam Gadahn’s recent video message from October titled “The Arabs And Muslims: between the Conferences of Desertion .. and the individual Duty of Jihād,” which I analyzed here. Following this there is an article from Abū Zūbayr ‘Adīl bīn ‘Abdullah al-Abāb, AQAP’s chief religious authority, where he answers questions about targeting non-Muslims and Yemeni soldiers. Muḥammad al-Ṣana’ānī follows this up with an article on Roshonara Choudhry who stabbed the UK MP Stephen Timms, and Taymūr ‘Abd al-Wahāb who was responsible for the recent attack in Stockholm.  After this Abū Khowla pens a piece titled “Which is Better: Martyrdom or Victory?” Then there is a roundup of the recent jihadist activities in Abyan by Abū Zakarīā al-Erītrī, which confirms that there are members of AQAP from Eritrea. After this, there is a long excerpt from Abū Muṣ’ab al-Sūrī’s magnum opus The Global Islamic Resistance Call. Then in the section titled Open Source Jihād it details how to burn down a building, training with an AK-47, and advice for those that want to help with AQAP’s media outlet al-Malāḥim Media, which includes:

  1. Archiving
  2. Hear the world
  3. Your articles
  4. News flash
  5. Graphics
  6. Translations

Following this they reprint sections of Shaykh Abū Muṣ’ab Moḥammed ‘Umayr al ‘Awlaqī’s essay titled “Why I chose al-Qā’idah” who was killed in late 2009. After this is the feature article in the entire magazine, which is highlighted on the cover of it from Anwar al ‘Awlaqī titled “The Ruling of Dispossessing the Disbelievers Wealth in Dār al-Ḥarb [the Abode of War].” This is a continuation of advice regarding the economic jihād, which AQAP boasted about in the third issue of Inspire magazine and written about by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross in Foreign Policy following the failed UPS parcel plot. I would be interested to hear his further thoughts about this in light of this new article from ‘Awlaqī. After ‘Awlaqī’s article, there is one from Hazīm Nūr titled “The Call of the Qur’ān” about the importance of the concept tawḥīd (oneness of God), which is one of the most fundamental concepts in Islām. Inspire magazine concludes by recapping recent releases from al-Malāḥim Media including: Issue #15 of AQAP’s Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim, “Martyrs of the Arabian Peninsula #4 – Abū Hammām al-Qaḥṭānī (Nāyīf bin Muḥammad bin Sa’īd al-Kūdurī al-Qaḥṭānī),” Shaykh Ibrāhīm bin Sulaymān al-Rubaysh’s audio message: “Between Islamists and Liberals”, an audio message from Shaykh Abū Zūbayr ‘Adīl bīn ‘Abdullah al-Abāb: “We Responded to the Sharī’ah of God, not the Laws of ‘Alī Ṣāliḥ”a tribute to Zayyid al-Daghārī al-’Awlaqī by Shaykh Ibrāhīm bin Sulaymān al-Rubaysh, and a video titled “By the Lord of the Ka’abah, I Triumphed [Part 2]” among others. After this it tells the reader how to get in contact with Inspire magazine and like the previous issue it also lists Muslim prisoners.

Click here: Inspire Magazine 4

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #3

UPDATE: Here is an Urdu translation of AQAP’s Inspire Magazine:

Click here: Inspire 3 (Urdu)

NOTE: See J.M. Berger’s quick take here. Here is the first and second issue of Inspire Magazine. For more on the cargo plot, see AQAP’s statement where they claim responsibility for it.

Click here for a safe Pdf copy: Inspire Magazine 3

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #2

UPDATE 3: Below is an Arabic translation of the second issue of Inspire Magazine via Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn Arabic Forum, which was released in English on October 11. It took two and a half months between the release of the first Inspire Magazine and it being published in Arabic. This time, it only took a month and a half. Not sure if it means anything, but thought it should be mentioned.

Click here: Inspire Magazine 2 (Arabic)

UPDATE 2: Ribāṭ Media has translated Samīr Khān’s article “I am proud to be a traitor to America” into Urdu.

Click here: Samir Khan — I Am Proud to be a Traitor to America

UPDATE: Check out the analysis of Inspire from the following individuals: Christopher Anzalone, Gregory D. Johnsen, Jarret Brachman, Aaron WeisburdThomas HegghammerYassin MusharbashBrian O’Neill, and J.M. Berger.

NOTE: al-Malāḥim Media, al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) media outfit, released the second issue of the English language magazine called “Inspire,” which features an essay by Samīr Khān titled “I am proud to be a traitor to America” as well as a new article from Anwar al ‘Awlaqī titled “The New Mardin Declaration.” This for all intents and purposes confirms that Khān is behind the magazine, which many individuals believed when the first issue was released June 30. The first issue featured interviews with the amīr (leader) of AQAP Abū Basīr (Nāṣir al-Wūḥayshī) and Anwar al ‘Awlaqī. After the magazines success, it was translated into Arabic September 10. Unlike the first issue, there was no corruption in the file when the second one was released.

The release of a second magazine further illustrates the rising influence of Americans in al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula as well as their continued outreach to the English-language Muslim world. Further, it shows the diversity of content released by al-Malāḥim Media. In the past month for example, al-Malāḥim Media has released a new biography in their martyrs series, a new video (“By the Lord of the Ka’abah, I Triumphed [Part 2]“) that highlighted ‘Abdullah Haṣan al-’Asīrī, who attempted, but failed to kill Saudi Arabian prince Muhammad bin Nayef in August 2009, who is in charge of the de-radicalization of jihadists, and an audio tribute by Shaykh Ibrāhīm bin Sulaymān al-Rubaysh for Zayyid al-Daghārī al-’Awlaqī. For more on al-Malāḥim Media, read Christopher Anzalone’s recent analysis of it in comparison to al-Qā’idah Central’s media outlet As-Saḥāb. When I get the chance to read Khān and ‘Awlaqī’s articles as well as anything else of interest, I will try and provide some analysis. For now, below is the second issue of Inspire Magazine.

Click link to download a safe PDF version of the magazine: Inspire Magazine 2

Articles of the Week – 7/3-7/9

Sunday July 4:

Book Review of “The World for Ransom: Piracy Is Terrorism, Terrorism Is Piracy” – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Pragati: http://bit.ly/9xbU8r

“The Transformation of Algerian Islamist Parties” – Amel Boubekeur, The Maghreb Center Journalhttp://bit.ly/bAYfIm

“Al Qaeda In Kashmir” – Eric Randolph, Current Intelligencehttp://bit.ly/d2muus

Monday July 5:

“AQAP Inspire Magazine is Nothing New” – J.M. Berger, IntelWire: http://bit.ly/aWduVO

Tuesday July 6:

“Indonesia: The Dark Side of Jama’ah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT)” – International Crisis Grouphttp://bit.ly/aUUMun

“Un-Inspired” – Thomas Hegghammer, Jihadicahttp://bit.ly/9ZB6hV

Wednesday July 7:

French Doctrine for Counterinsurgency at the Tactical Level http://bit.ly/bZcizW

“Observations of Turkish Islamist Politics: Islamic Democrats or Enemies of Turkish Secularism?” – Youssef Aboul-Enein, Small Wars Journalhttp://bit.ly/9kVhj3

“Pakistan’s Competing Jihadists” – Praveen Swami, The Hinduhttp://bit.ly/acCq3N

Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group, Periodical Review June 2010 – No. 2, International Institute for Counter-Terrorismhttp://bit.ly/8XshP8

“Asian influence in the Middle East — friend or foe?” – Geoffrey Kemp, The Middle East Channelhttp://bit.ly/dxWdra

Thursday July 8:

Salafi-Jihadis and the North Caucasus: Is There a New Phase of the War in the Making? – Murad Batal al-Shishani, Terrorism Monitorhttp://bit.ly/aDHJa2

Friday July 9:

“Resistance Land- Hezbollah’s new theme park” – Andrew Table, Foreign Policyhttp://bit.ly/aJpnwW

“The Legal War on Terror for the week of 7/2-7/8″ – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Policyhttp://bit.ly/9J7Ssq

“The Salafists: the Latest in Islamist Politics” – François Burgat, Le Mondehttp://bit.ly/d0vtLF

Interview with Marjane Satrapi, author of the graphic novel Persepolis – Foreign Policyhttp://bit.ly/akEZae

Articles of the Week – 6/26-7/2

Saturday June 26:

“The Muslim Past- Book Review of “Faith and Power” & “Muhammad and the Believers”” – Max Rodenbeck, The New York Timeshttp://nyti.ms/blRwDG

Sunday June 27:

“Endless war, a recipe for four-star arrogance” – Andrew J. Bacevich, The Washington Posthttp://bit.ly/cFmDcd

Monday June 28:

“Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in 15 Countries” – Peter R. Neumann, et. al,  The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violencehttp://bit.ly/9Rt4a2

“Counterinsurgency Under the Microscope” – Andrew Exum, Abu Muqawama Bloghttp://bit.ly/bfzrgr

“From Sayyid Qutb To Hamas: The Middle East Conflict and Islamization of Antisemitism – Bassam Tibi, Yale University Working Paper Serieshttp://bit.ly/ctPYMF

Tuesday June 29:

“Abu Yahya al-Libi’s Long, Lonely Journey” - Jarret Brachman: http://bit.ly/9Hfmv9

“How Tribal Are the Taleban? Afghanistan’s Largest Insurgent Movement between its Tribal Roots and Islamist Ideology” – Thomas Ruttig, The Afghanistan Analysts Networkhttp://bit.ly/aR36Hl

“Estimates for Hezbollah’s Arsenal” – David Schapiro & Katherine Zimmerman, IranTrackerhttp://bit.ly/cWCC3S

“Islamist Radicalism in Yemen” (Updated) – Deborah Jerome, Council on Foreign Relationshttp://bit.ly/aFe361

“Views of Pakistani Religious Leader Dr. Israr Ahmed (1932-2010) Regarding the Structure of an Islamic Caliphate” – The Middle East Media Research Institutehttp://bit.ly/bG8mQF

“An Al-Shabaab Narco-Terrorism Connection?” – Investigative Project on Terrorismhttp://bit.ly/cRXkoG

Wednesday June 30:

“The Haqqanis and al-Qaeda” – Anand Gopal, Mansur Khan Mahsud and Brian Fishman, The AfPak Channelhttp://bit.ly/9NdXYM

The reason why the new al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula magazine “Inspire” was corrupted & then taken down from the forums – Internet Haganahhttp://bit.ly/alZhaR

“Pakistani Terror Group Lashkar-e Tayyiba Extends Tentacles in United States” – The Investigative Project on Terrorismhttp://bit.ly/dtNEvn

Thursday July 1:

“Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Eliminating Leaders Will Not Necessarily Cut Lifelines” – Omar Ashour, Arab Reform Bulletinhttp://bit.ly/avX3u1

“Tariq Ramadan: Exposing the Irrelevance of His Defenders in America” – Dr. Robert D. Crane, The American Muslimhttp://bit.ly/aS5SZs

“Four Questions for Yemen Scholar Gregory Johnsen” – The Atlantichttp://bit.ly/a8ApNC

“Counting al-Qaeda” – Brian Fishman, The AfPak Channelhttp://bit.ly/aYVvqN

“Top Twenty Plots to Know since 9/11″ – The Center on Law and Securityhttp://bit.ly/9QfVz2

Friday July 2:

“Ruminations on the AQAP magazine and its ridiculous coverage” – J.M. Berger, IntelWirehttp://bit.ly/akv4Rz

“Hiding In Plain Sight- Terrorists in Punjab Province” – Ahmad Majidyar, Foreign Policyhttp://bit.ly/9lW9f6


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