It Worked Sammy! AQAP's Inspire Magazine Inspires Would be Fort Hood Terrorist (Bumped)
Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo had apparently stashed in the room an article from the first issue of al Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine called "How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom." In addition to the magazine, one senior U.S. official told ABC News Abdo had also mentioned the name of one of the most high profile leaders of the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), American-born Anwar al-AwlakiKudos, Sammy. Kudos. Below you will find details of the items that were found in Abdo's hotel room and backpack. Some of the items seem either strange or mundane and might leave one wondering if he really was in the final stages of making a bomb. But by comparing what was in Abdo's room with the directions given in AQAP's Inspire magazine, you'll see that Abdo was dead serious about killing.
Let me remind you what was found in his hotel room:
[S]ix pounds of smokeless powder, Christmas lights and battery operated clocks which were apparently intended to create a timing and triggering device of some type, sugar, shrapnel, pressure cooker, shot guns shells that were in the process of being dismantled to obtain their raw explosives.Below are some quotes and images from former Charlotte, NC resident and now al Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan's Inspire magazine (issue#1, p. 33 - 40). On using a pressure cooker:
The explosion that results from this device is a mechanical one. It results from the pressure caused by the gases and therefore it only works if contained in a high pressure environment. So you may use iron pipes, pressure cookers, fire extinguishers, or empty propane canisters.... The pressurized cooker is the most effective method.How about that battery operated clock?
3. In the picture you will see the fine powder and you add to it sugar equivalent to ¼ its quantity. 4. Mix the two substances until they become uniform in color.And the cartridges?
You may substitute the inflammable substance extracted from matches by gunpowder used in cartilagesThere is no doubt, then, that Abdo was following the instructions for how to make a bomb from Samir Khan's Inspire magazine.