“Inspire 2 Lives Up to Its Name”
Posted on October 11, 2010 by Admin
SNIPPET: “The second issue of Inspire, the magazine issued by the media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) known as Al-Malahim Media Foundation is living up to its name, at least on paper, in trying to INSPIRE English-language al-Qaeda supporters to cross that proverbial threshold from thought to action.
Heres what I think are the most important points to take away from the magazine off my first skim through. I will be blogging more in-depth analysis in days to come. Ill also be monitoring the response from the jihobbyist fan base aggressively.
1. This magazine is focused on giving average guys who generally support al-Qaeda but feel like one man cant make a difference the kick in the butt that they need to move from thought to action. It is an effort to provide as many role-models to emulate and potential paths for action to adopt as possible.
2. Inspire is the magazine equivalent of Anwar al-Awlaki: it is a populist publication, its for the jihadi everyman. Whereas previous publications used to focus on making complex arguments and exploring sophisticated issues in-depth, this series is focused on mobilizing: on actualizing potential. They believe that there are a lot of loaded guns out there in the form of angry kids in the West. They just need someone to pull the trigger: Al-Qaeda believes they can be this trigger.”
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