Al Qaeda Magazine Urges Followers to Bomb Savoy Hotel
An Al Qaeda magazine has published a list of car-bomb targets in Britain, including the Savoy hotel and FA Cup matches.
Breitbart reported on Saturday that the latest issue of 'Inspire', the English-language magazine published by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, tells supporters to maximise casualties by targeting heavily populated areas. It also provides a breakdown of potential targets by country.
Entries for the UK include football matches, the Cheltenham Festival and the Savoy hotel in London. Events with TV coverage are also given special prominence.
The prestigious hotel has been a favoured location of celebrities and statesmen for 115 years. The Telegraph quotes the magazine as saying: "At about 10 pm GMT, businessmen and high profile targets leave the hotel. This is a perfect place and time to detonate your car bomb."
The magazine carries instructions as to how to build your own car bomb from cooking gas cylinders, oxygen gas and a trigger.
Suggestions for targets in other countries include the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Bastille Day Parade in Paris, as well as sites in Washington DC and Chicago. The popular tourist destination of the Dordogne is also mentioned.
The Daily Mail says the magazine also carries an article by Anwar Al-Awlaki, an Al Qaeda cleric killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011. In the article he says: "Soldiers are expected to die… But a civilian is not. So when you you hit the civilian you hit them where it hurts and that is what our tactics are about."
The first issue of the magazine is said to have encouraged the Boston bombers to carry out their attack. The bombing of the Boston marathon in April last year killed three people and injured 264.
Before carrying out the atrocity, the bombers are said to have read issue one of 'Inspire', which included the article "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom".