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October 17, 2013 Special Dispatch No. 5486

In New Video, Al-Shabab Justifies Woolwich Attack, Urges Muslims In West To 'Make Their Choice Today,' And Follow Footsteps Of Nidal Hasan, Mohammad Merah, And Farouq Abdulmuttalab, And 'Brothers In ... Texas And Boston,' And To Read Inspire Magazine

October 17, 2013
Special Dispatch No. 5486

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On October 17, 2013, the Somali Al-Qaeda-affiliated group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen released an hour long video titled "Woolwich Attack: It's an Eye for an Eye." The video is about the May 22, 2013, Woolwich (London) attack in which British soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in daylight by two men. In the video, Al-Shabab portrays the attack as a logical response to the U.K.'s crimes against Muslims around the world. Al-Shabab urges Muslims living in the West to follow the footsteps of the Woolwich attack perpetrators, as well as the perpetrators of other attacks in the West, such as Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter; Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bomber; and Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, the "Underwear Bomber." The video also features several British Muslims from different ethnic backgrounds who traveled to Somalia and trained and fought alongside Al-Shabab.

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