Today, December 24, 2014, the Al-Malahem media wing of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the 13th issue of its English-language magazine Inspire, dated Winter 2014.
MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) reports”
This issue’s title, “Neurotmesis: Cutting the Nerves and Isolating the Head” includes the symbols for the Euro, the British pound, and the American dollar. Much of the content is devoted to lone-wolf attacks, including threats to airlines, with an emphasis on making hidden bombs.
The cover story, which is also titled “Neurotmesis,” states (p. 63): “[W]e have placed a policy, renewing what has already been started. We call it ‘Neurotmesis: Cutting the Nerves and Isolating the Head from the Body’. The nerves of the American war is its economy. Biidhnillâh, we will decapitate America from the rest of the world. Thereupon, we will have reigned supreme in this war. So we have to be innovetive [sic] and creative and come up with new ways of targeting the American economy, and master in choosing the most effective targets.”
The release coincides with the anniversary of the attempted 2009 Christmas Day airline bombing by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, also known as the “underwear bomber.”
Cover of Inspire Issue 13: