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Al Qaeda Marks 9/11 Anniversary


The latest edition of the al Qaeda magazine Inspire went online Tuesday, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The cover of the magazine's seventh edition, bearing the headline "The Greatest Special Operation of all time," features one of the World Trade Center towers made from dollar signs and the other made from 10s.

"As America mourns and we celebrate this glorious event, we look into what 9/11 means ten years on," wrote radical cleric Yahya Ibrahim in a letter from the editor.

The magazine features an article titled "The Media Conflict" by Samir Khan, a US citizen and former North Carolina resident, who states, "The events of September left America in a bottomless predicament, forcing it to shoot at something that doesn't die."

"While America was focused on battling our mujahidin in the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Iraq, the jihadi media and its supporters were in fifth gear," Khan added.

"Thousands of productions were produced and dispersed to both the net and real world. Something that was produced thousands of feet above in the mountains of Afghanistan was found distributed in the streets of London and California. Ideas that disseminated from the lips of the mujahidin's leaders were carried out in Madrid and Times Square."

Khan is believed to be hiding in Yemen and responsible for the magazine's slick western graphics, FOX News Channel reported.

There is also a section titled "Iran and the Conspiracy Theories," slamming the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for suggesting, as he did at the UN General Assembly last week, that the US was behind the 9/11 attacks.

"The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al Qaeda was behind 9/11 but rather, the US government. So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?"

Inspire is published by the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and, in addition to propaganda, it often includes bomb-making instructions, with the intent of inspiring homegrown terrorism.

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