May 2, 2012 Special Dispatch No. 4690

AQAP Mufti in Inspire IX: Al-'Awlaki's Death Only Serves to Strengthen the Ummah's Resolve to Continue Jihad

May 2, 2012
Special Dispatch No. 4690

In an article titled "Inspire Continues to Inspire" in Issue IX of Inspire, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) English-language magazine, the organization's mufti, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Rubaish, dismissed the notion that following the death of late Yemeni-U.S. senior Al-Qaeda figure Anwar Al-'Awlaki, "the magazine [would] be buried along with him." He said that far from hindering his work, "the killing of a preacher only means the spreading of his message." He also noted that American jihadi Samir Khan, killed in the same strike, had been an even more active contributor to the magazine than Al-'Awlaki....

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