An Al Qaeda magazine is enlisting its followers to carry out car bomb attacks in major American cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. The recent call gives details on what kinds of targets should be hit and how to create car bombs. The article gives excruciating details on how such an attack can be carried out. Officials in NYC are not overly worried about the threat, saying that every terrorist attempt since 9/11 has been foiled because of the counter terrorism efforts of the NYPD and other officials.
The latest edition of al Qaeda‘s English-language online magazine urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square.
The terrorist organization’s magazine, Inspire, specifically mentions New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago as preferred targets, WCBS 880?s Rich Lamb reported.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday the website calls for its readers to act as “lone wolf” terrorists.
“It certainly is an issue that we will continue to stay focused on,” Bratton said. “It is a magazine that is very widely read by that world.”
The magazine also advises potential terrorists to attack places holding lots of people, CBS 2?s Marcia Kramer reported.
“As for the field target for the car bomb,” the magazine advises, “you have places flooded with individuals e.g. Sports events in which tens of thousands attend, election campaigns, festivals and other gathering(s). The important thing is that you target people and not buildings.”
“This is typical of al Qaeda’s targeting, which is to kill as many people as possible,” said John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy police commissioner for intelligence.