Much like Merry Christmas, “radical Islamic terrorism” is no longer a banned phrase in this presidency as Trump made clear yesterday in his National Security Strategy speech delivered from the Reagan Library. We knew all along what it was and what havoc it has wreaked all over the world even long before 9/11, though some of the more PC advisors to Trump, like National Security Chief H.R. McMaster, who feels the term is unhelpful, likely still bristles at the phrase.
But in fact the radical Islamic terrorists and terrorist wanna-bes have their very only trade magazine, a step-by-step manual on how to cause death & mayhem anywhere in the kafir world. Kafirs are infidels or unbelievers. And some are asking if the online magazine, Inspire printed in English to reach an audience outside the Arabic speaking world could have been responsible for the Amtrak derailment near Seattle yesterday. Look at a recent issue all about train derailment operations. (I’m probably on the NSA security watch list just for researching this article!).
The magazine is one of the many ways al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) uses the Internet to reach its audience. Remember the last two terrorist dirt-bags to surface in the United States were already living here (thanks to Chain Migration and the Diversity Visa program), but were very likely inspired by online radical groups.
If this seems far-fetched to you, recall that the sole surviving Boston Marathon bomber, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, admitted to investigators that he and his brother Tamerlan learned to make pressure cooker bombs by reading Inspire, which ran a detailed feature about explosive-building in its debut issue under the headline “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”
We might never know if the Seattle derailment was terrorism, but we now know it’s possible and so do a lot of radical Islamic terrorists.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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