'Make A Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your Mom'

Al Qaeda launches new English-language web site to recruit Westerners.

ByABC News
July 12, 2010, 5:04 PM

July 12, 2010 — -- The Al Qaeda affiliate based in Yemen has launched a new English-language web site that features statements from Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri and Anwar Awlaki, the radical American-born imam linked to numerous U.S. terror plots, and gives instructions on how to make a homemade bomb.

"Inspire" magazine, aimed at Westerners and published by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, includes such articles as "Make A Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your Mom," written by someone called "The AQ Chef," that gives step-by-step directions on how jihadis can make a bomb "from ingredients available in any kitchen in the world." In addition to an interview with AQAP head Sheikh Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the magazine also republishes past statements by Bin Laden and Zawahiri, like an essay on climate change in which Bin Laden says that the earth is getting warmer because Al Qaeda has opened the gates of hell. A message from Awlaki praises accused underwear bomber Umar Abdulmutallab and accused Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, both of whom were reportedly in touch with Awlaki.

The magazine also quotes Noam Chomsky, David Letterman, and an email from failed Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad: "You would have to agree to the fact that there's a force out there that's fighting the West, and is defeating them."

In an advice column called "What to Expect in Jihad – Part One, " "Mukhtar" urges would-be jihadis to pack light when on the road, warns them not to become frustrated by language barriers, and notes that having a companion eases travel. "Having a friend makes a difference," says a cheery yellow post-it note displayed next to a handful of bullets.

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