January 17, 2011 Special Dispatch 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

January 17, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 3517

The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) English-language magazine Inspire, published on January 16, 2011, features an article by American jihadist Samir Khan, who discusses the essential reason that causes Muslims to become jihadists. Khan, a former resident of North Carolina, started out as an internet jihadist, and later moved to Yemen where he joined AQAP. It is believed that he currently plays a key role in the propaganda that the group directs at Western audiences....

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