Boston Bombing

Too early yet to work out who was responsible for the Boston bombing.

One interesting lead however comes from Inspire, the magazine published by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which last year included advice for “lone wolf” attackers already based inside the US. It published excerpts from a book by Abu Mus’ab Al-Suri, described as a prominent theologian and strategist, which called for attacks in places where civilians congregate, such as sports events…

The type of attack, which repels states and topples governments, is mass slaughter of the population. This is done by targeting human crowds in order to inflict maximum human losses. This is very easy since there are numerous such targets such as crowded sports arenas, annual social events, large international exhibitions, crowded marketplaces, sky-scrapers, crowded buildings… etc.”

You can read more analysis by Memri here

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