NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A little-known magazine is serving up a terroristic twist: tips for potential attackers on targeting restaurants, CBS 2HD’s Magee Hickey reports.
The terror threat targeting restaurants comes in the October issue of a publication called Inspire. The magazine was obtained by an American intelligence group that tracks terrorists around the world and appears to be a really slick propaganda tool of Yemen’s Al Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula.
It offers chilling magazine tips in English to would-be jihadists.
One of the authors wrote “a random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C. at lunch might end up knocking out a few government employees. ”
The article in the second edition of Inspire was published on the 10th anniversary of the Al Qaida suicide bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen where 17 American soldiers were killed.
The group that puts out the magazine, Al Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula, has been linked to the failed Christmas Day attempt to bring down a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner with explosives sewn into a would-be bomber’s underwear.
Inspire seems to have a new strategy, bypassing spectacular attacks and instead encouraging would-be militants to go for smaller one-man operations using everyday objects.
The first edition had an article called “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom.”
This latest edition includes “The Ultimate Mowing Machine” which describes how to use a pickup truck to “mow down the enemies of Allah” by running down Americans on crowded sidewalks to quote “achieve maximum carnage.”