Al-Qaeda has called for a new generation of ‘lone wolf’ terrorists to blow up American Airlines, United and Delta planes using bombs made in their kitchens.
The chilling call to arms in the terror group’s magazine, Inspire, says the high-profile airlines should be targeted in a bid to gain headlines and ‘crush the enemy’s economy’.
Released on Christmas Eve, the disturbing publication names the four companies because of their size – including United, the ‘world’s largest airline with 86,852 employees’.
Chilling: Al-Qaeda’s house magazine (above) calls for high-profile airlines British Airways, easyJet, AA, Delta, United and Air France to be targeted by bombers to ‘crush the enemy’s economy’
American Airlines, United, Continental and Delta are also named in the magazine – despite the fact that Continental Airlines stopped flying planes under its name two years ago after merging with United
Also targeted are Air France and British carriers British Airways and easyJet – alongside high-profile U.S. figures Bill Gates and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Continental Airlines is also singled out despite the fact that it stopped flying planes under its name two years ago after merging with United to form United Continental Holdings.
The magazine praises Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called ‘underpants bomber’ who was jailed for life in 2012 after he tried to bomb a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
The 300 people on board were saved partly because the bomb sewn into his underwear failed to detonate fully, prosecutors said at the time.
The latest edition of the magazine contains supposed instructions for would-be suicide bombers who want to bypass airport security.
It has been published four years after the first issue of Inspire contained a notorious explosives guide called Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.
The guide was suspected to have been the template for explosives which killed three and injured more than 250 in last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.
Written by Dan Bloom for MailOnline
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