New magazine called Resurgence advises jihadis in the west
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/11/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Terrorist organization Al-Qaeda has entered the publishing game with the English language magazine, Resurgence, in an effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries.
Resurgence magazine appears to be modeled on Inspire, an online publication produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A video used to promote the publication has been posted on YouTube. The video uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle.
Mixing graphics, images of George W. Bush and warplanes launching missiles with a speech by Malcolm X, the quote reads "You can't ever reach a man if you don't speak his language. If a man speaks the language of brute force, you can't come to him with peace."
Resurgence magazine appears to be modeled on Inspire, an online publication produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. That publication carried messages from Osama bin Laden, bomb making directions and tactics for launching "lone wolf" attacks.
Resurgence magazine appears to be the first English language magazine from the group's core leadership and is advertised with a slick video from as-Sahab, its media production house. Many believe the magazine marks a shift from al-Qaeda's recent focus on Syria.
Terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp, with the Swedish National Defense College says that the publication plays on polarization among youths from immigrant communities and using social tension to justify violence.
"Its simplicity appeals in many ways. It focuses on the raw emotions of victimhood in the Muslim world which reinforces the al-Qaeda narrative that the West is aggressively at war with Islam," he said.
The use of English is significant as it reinforces the idea it was directed at second and third generation immigrants as well as converts.
Al-Qaeda has experienced setbacks in Syria, where the core leadership has cut ties to its offshoot the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
IntelCenter, a counter-terrorism intelligence service, concluded the magazine may signify a shift from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan - and a slew of messages in Urdu - back to the West.
"The announcement of the Resurgence magazine is a strong indicator that as-Sahab is working to make a major push back into the English language," it said.
"The content and tone of the video indicates that this will likely be along the lines of AQAP's Inspire magazine with a focus on motivating aspiring jihadists in the West to conduct attacks in their own countries."
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