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Magazine Launch

Look who’s launching an online magazine:

Al-Qaeda launches magazine

The Iraq wing of al-Qaeda has launched an online publication to rally Muslims to wage holy war against “infidel crusaders” in Iraq and other Islamic countries.

 

The first edition of the magazine of the al-Qaeda Organisation of Holy War in Iraq, posted on Islamist websites, also called on Iraqi security forces, who have borne the brunt of militant attacks, to “repent” and stop serving the “cross”.

 

“Followers of Sunni Islam, rise up with your brothers the mujahideen (holy fighters) to conquer Iraq and after that other Muslim countries occupied by infidels,” said an introductory statement signed by group leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

 

“Ignoring jihad (holy war) is one of the great sins.”

And here I was thinking that the only magazine Al Qaeda was interested in goes into a gun.

 

But I must say that I’m rather disappointed. When I heard ‘online magazine’, I thought they might at least adapt to the existing format, and include those features normally assocated with a magazine, such as:

  • Horoscopes (“This month bodes ill for the infidel”)

  • Crossword puzzle (Across 1. What race of vermin is commonly described as the sons of monkeys and pigs by our esteemed scholars?)

  • Pets section (“A happy goat is a happy home”)

  • Gossip page (“Which glorious warrior was recent seen hobnobbing it with a particularly courageous Afghan warlord?)

  • Recipe section (“Infidel Salad – cut off a head of lettuce and stick it in a bowl. Humus optional”
  • Household hints (“If the dishwasher stops working, kick her in the ribs”)
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    And what’s with the long-winded name ‘al-Qaeda Organisation of Holy War in Iraq.’ Why not call it OHWI (pronounced owwee) for short?

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    David Lange

    A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
    Picture of David Lange

    David Lange

    A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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