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May 1, 2012 Special Announcements No. 164

Following the Deaths of Anwar Al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, AQAP Releases Issues VIII and IX of 'Inspire'

May 1, 2012
Special Announcements No. 164

On May 2, 2012, the main jihadi forums Shumoukh Al-Islam and Al-Fida' became inactive. By 12:30 pm ET, they were once again accessible, and Issues No. VIII and IX of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP's) English-language jihadi magazine Inspire were posted.

In 2010, the British government attempted to block the release of the summer issue of Inspire by corrupting the file, forcing the organization to rerelease the issue.

MEMRI will be releasing a series of reports from Issues VII and IX of Inspire.

Note to media and government: For a full copy of Inspire VIII and IX, send an email with the title of the report in the subject line to [email protected]. Please include your name, title, and organization in your email.

Inspire I

Special Dispatches - No. 3075
Release of Al-Qaeda's New English-Language Magazine Ends in Jihadi Web Disaster
URL: Release of Al-Qaeda's New English-Language Magazine Ends in Jihadi Web Disaster - July 01, 2010

Special Dispatches - No. 3089
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Re-Releases Inspire Magazine – Al-Awlaki Calls for Bombings and Assassinations in U.S.
URL: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Re-Releases Inspire Magazine – Al-Awlaki Calls for Bombings and Assassinations in U.S. - July 11, 2010

Inspire II

Special Dispatches - No. 3287
AQAP Releases Second Issue of 'Inspire' Magazine
URL: AQAP Releases Second Issue of 'Inspire' Magazine - October 11, 2010

Special Dispatches - No. 3290
In Second Issue of Jihadi 'Inspire' Magazine, American Muslim Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki Publishes Response to 'New Mardin Declaration,' In Which He Rejects Muslim Call for Moderateness and Coexistence, and Supports Jihad and Takfir
URL: In Second Issue of Jihadi 'Inspire' Magazine, American Muslim Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki Publishes Response to 'New Mardin Declaration,' In Which He Rejects Muslim Call for Moderateness and Coexistence, and Supports Jihad and Takfir - October 12, 2010

Special Dispatches - No. 3291
AQAP 'Inspire' Magazine's 'Open Source Jihad' Section: 'Use a Pickup Truck... [to] Mow Down the Enemies of Allah'; 'A Random [Lunch Hour Shooting] at a Crowded [Washington DC] Restaurant... Might End Up Knocking Out
URL: AQAP 'Inspire' Magazine's 'Open Source Jihad' Section: 'Use a Pickup Truck... [to] Mow Down the Enemies of Allah'; 'A Random [Lunch Hour Shooting] at a Crowded [Washington DC] Restaurant... Might End Up Knocking Out a Few Government Employees... Targeting Such Employees Is Paramount' - October 12, 2010

Special Dispatches - No. 3292
AQAP Deputy Commander Calls on Muslims in West to Emulate Fort Hood Shooter, Airplane Bomber
URL: AQAP Deputy Commander Calls on Muslims in West to Emulate Fort Hood Shooter, Airplane Bomber - October 12, 2010

Special Dispatches - No. 3293
AQAP Commander Uthman Al-Ghamidi On His Life as Jihad Fighter, Guantanamo Prisoner: The Mujahedeen Sacrifices Played a Role in Our Release from Guantanamo
URL: AQAP Commander Uthman Al-Ghamidi On His Life as Jihad Fighter, Guantanamo Prisoner: The Mujahedeen Sacrifices Played a Role in Our Release from Guantanamo - October 12, 2010

Inquiry & Analysis Series - No. 638
Second Issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) 'Inspire' Magazine: A General Review
URL: Second Issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) 'Inspire' Magazine: A General Review - October 12, 2010

Inquiry & Analysis Series - No. 639
New Trend in Al-Qaeda's Recruitment Efforts: American Muslims Should Carry the Burden of Jihad in U.S.
URL: New Trend in Al-Qaeda's Recruitment Efforts: American Muslims Should Carry the Burden of Jihad in U.S. - October 19, 2010

Inspire III

Special Dispatches - No. 3391
AQAP Releases Special Issue of 'Inspire' Magazine 'Operation Hemorrhage' - Dedicated Entirely To Explosive Parcels Plot
URL: AQAP Releases Special Issue of 'Inspire' Magazine 'Operation Hemorrhage' - Dedicated Entirely To Explosive Parcels Plot - November 20, 2010

Inspire IV

Special Dispatches - No. 3514
In New Issue of Inspire, AQAP Encourages Muslims in the West to Attack Western Civilians
URL: In New Issue of Inspire, AQAP Encourages Muslims in the West to Attack Western Civilians - January 16, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3516
Jihadi Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki to Jihadists Living in the West: Obtain Money By Any Means Possible, Especially from the U.S. Government and its Citizens
URL: Jihadi Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki to Jihadists Living in the West: Obtain Money By Any Means Possible, Especially from the U.S. Government and its Citizens - January 16, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3517
U.S. Jihadist Samir Khan: Muslims Join Jihad Not in Response to Actions by Israel and the U.S., But Because Jihad Is an Individual Duty
URL: U.S. Jihadist Samir Khan: Muslims Join Jihad Not in Response to Actions by Israel and the U.S., But Because Jihad Is an Individual Duty - January 17, 2011

Special Dispatches - 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
URL: 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

Inquiry & Analysis Series - No. 655
Fourth Issue of the English-Language AQAP Magazine 'Inspire' – A General Review
URL: Fourth Issue of the English-Language AQAP Magazine 'Inspire' – A General Review - January 19, 2011

Inspire V

Special Dispatches - No. 3716
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Publishes Fifth Issue of Its English-Language Magazine 'Inspire'
URL: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Publishes Fifth Issue of Its English-Language Magazine 'Inspire' - March 29, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3717
Inspire V, Part I: Anwar Al-Awlaki: Unrest in the Arab World Opens 'Great Doors of Opportunity for the Mujahideen'
URL: Inspire V, Part I: Anwar Al-Awlaki: Unrest in the Arab World Opens 'Great Doors of Opportunity for the Mujahideen' - March 30, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3718
Inspire V, Part II: American Jihadist Samir Khan Calls for an Islamic State in Egypt
URL: Inspire V, Part II: American Jihadist Samir Khan Calls for an Islamic State in Egypt - March 30, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3719
Inspire V, Part III: AQAP Encourages Western Jihadists to Attack Nightclubs and Shopping Malls
URL: Inspire V, Part III: AQAP Encourages Western Jihadists to Attack Nightclubs and Shopping Malls - March 30, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3720
Inspire V, Part V: Editor Yahya Ibrahim Says that the Middle East Protests Help Al-Qaeda
URL: Inspire V, Part V: Editor Yahya Ibrahim Says that the Middle East Protests Help Al-Qaeda - March 30, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 3721
Inspire V, Part VI: Interview with AQAP Military Commander Qasem Al-Raymi
URL: Inspire V, Part VI: Interview with AQAP Military Commander Qasem Al-Raymi - March 30, 2011

Inquiry & Analysis Series - No. 680
Issue V of 'Inspire,' the English-Language Magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – A General Review
URL: Issue V of 'Inspire,' the English-Language Magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – A General Review - March 30, 2011

Inspire VI

Special Dispatches - No. 4007
Inspire 6 – Uninspiring: Latest Issue of English-Language AQAP Magazine Reflects Al-Qaeda's Setback following Bin Laden Killing, Arab Uprisings
URL: Inspire 6 – Uninspiring: Latest Issue of English-Language AQAP Magazine Reflects Al-Qaeda's Setback following Bin Laden Killing, Arab Uprisings - July 19, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4008
American Jihadi Samir Khan on Osama Bin Laden's Death: He Did Not Die in His Bed
URL: American Jihadi Samir Khan on Osama Bin Laden's Death: He Did Not Die in His Bed - July 19, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4009
AQAP Eulogy of Osama Bin Laden in Inspire Magazine: 'He Stood and Confronted Them Face to Face, Like a Firm Mountain'
URL: AQAP Eulogy of Osama Bin Laden in Inspire Magazine: 'He Stood and Confronted Them Face to Face, Like a Firm Mountain' - July 19, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4010
Inspire 6 Features Guides for Weapons Training and Explosives Manufacturing
URL: Inspire 6 Features Guides for Weapons Training and Explosives Manufacturing - July 19, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4011
Inspire 6 - The Uprisings in the Arab World
URL: Inspire 6 - The Uprisings in the Arab World - July 19, 2011

Inspire VII

Special Dispatches - No. 4166
UPDATE: Uncertainty on a First-Tier Al-Qaeda Forum After Apparent Cyber-Attack – Followed By Release of Issue 7 Of AQAP's 'Inspire' Magazine
URL: UPDATE: Uncertainty on a First-Tier Al-Qaeda Forum After Apparent Cyber-Attack – Followed By Release of Issue 7 Of AQAP's 'Inspire' Magazine - September 27, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4167
AQAP Releases Seventh Issue Of 'Inspire' Magazine, Commemorating 9/11
URL: AQAP Releases Seventh Issue Of 'Inspire' Magazine, Commemorating 9/11 - September 27, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4169
Inspire 7 – American Jihadi Samir Khan: 'A Powerful Media Production is as Hard-Hitting as an Operation in America'
URL: Inspire 7 – American Jihadi Samir Khan: 'A Powerful Media Production is as Hard-Hitting as an Operation in America' - September 27, 2011

Special Dispatches - No. 4168
Inspire Editor Yahya Ibrahim On 9/11: "The Greatest Special Operation Of All Time"
URL: Inspire Editor Yahya Ibrahim On 9/11: "The Greatest Special Operation Of All Time" - September 27, 2011

Inquiry & Analysis Series - No. 743
Issue VII of 'Inspire,' the English-Language Magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – A General Review
URL: Issue VII of 'Inspire,' the English-Language Magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – A General Review - September 28, 2011

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