January 17, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3518

AQAP's English-Language Inspire Magazine Hails Swedish Bomber Taimour Al-Abdaly and British Attacker Roshonara Choudhry, Calls Their Actions Examples of 'Borderless Loyalty' To Islam

January 17, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 3518

The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) English-language magazine Inspire, published on January 16, 2011, featured an article by Muhammad Al-Sana'ani (also written Al-San'ani) dedicated to Swedish suicide-bomber Taimour Al-Abdaly and British national Roshonara Choudhry, who stabbed U.K. parliament member Stephen Timms in May 2010. The article, titled "Roshonara and Taimour: Followers of the Borderless Loyalty," hails both individuals for their actions in fulfilling their religious duty, calling their jihad a fard 'ayn (individual obligation). The author further uses the case of Roshonara Choudhry, in which a woman rather than a man "answered the call of Allah" to incite those Muslim men to follow in her footsteps, saying: "To the men of the Ummah: Take the example of this woman and you will find success in the afterlife." According to the author, both individuals acted based on what he calls a "borderless loyalty" to Islam. ...

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