Al Qaeda launches its first-ever online magazine 'Resurgence'
A media-oriented group linked to Al Qaeda is set to launch the terrorist group’s first-ever English-language Internet magazine called ‘Resurgence’.
A promotional video for the new magazine was posted online over the weekend by as-Sahab, a group that has for years released messages from Ayman al-Zawahiri. The two terrorists are believed to have taken control of Al Qaeda original core following the 2011 death of Osama bin Laden.
The video uses audio from Malcom X, the late African American Muslim and human rights activist, who was assassinated in 1965 while promoting the US-based Nation of Islam, the Washington Times reports.
The video appears to combine audio from a 1965 Malcolm X speech justifying violence — including the quote “talk the language that they understand” — with images of US soldiers, Islamic militants, a purported attack on a US base in Afghanistan and the Boston Marathon bombings. The announcement of “Resurgence” arrives at a time when the Obama administration says al Qaeda’s original core — also known as “al Qaeda central” — has been devastated by drone strikes in the Afghanistan-Pakistan boarder region.
It’s not the first such publication to hit the market. The Boston marathon bombers allegedly lifted bomb-making recipes from a similar magazine, ‘Inspire,’ by an al-Qaeda splinter group in the Arabian Peninsula. Analysts said the launch marks an attempt by the parent organization—decimated by drone strikes—to reestablish control over global messaging and recruitment.