Al Qaeda publishes an English language magazine called “Inspire.” In the current issue, al Qaeda addresses Omar Mateen’s Orlando murders and offers advice to jihadists, as Foreign Desk News reports:
While Mateen chose to target what the guide refers to as a “homosexual nightclub,” noting that killing gay people is “the most binding duty and closer to human nature,” it suggests to “avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,” because “the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility.”
This refers to the heated debates sparked in the U.S. in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting by media, law enforcement and legislators debating the roles that gun laws, hate crimes and terror each played in the incident.
It is frustrating to jihadists when dopey American officials try to deflect attention from Islam by discounting jihadist attacks as “hate crimes.”
Instead, the guide advises jihadis to target “areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated. This class of the American community is the majority and it is the one that is in the American leadership.”
They probably think that if they make it blindingly obvious, the Obama administration will recognize terrorist attacks as jihad. Heh. They don’t know Barack like we do. His obtuseness–or rather, his commitment to a failed ideology–runs deeper than they imagine.
al Qaeda offers another suggestion that actually makes sense. They described the Orlando massacre as “one of the most successful Lone Jihad operations.” I like that: not lone wolf, but Lone Jihad. We should remember it, next time.
One more thing, which is relevant to the Democrats’ attempt to make the Orlando terrorist attack about gun control. al Qaeda thinks Mateen should have used a bomb:
In conclusion the authors note that while Mateen killed and injured almost a third of attendees at the nightclub, an extremely high tally for a “lone wolf,” he could have killed even more by making explosives if he followed the simple guides that appear in previous editions of the group’s “Inspire” magazine.
That is true, and it illuminates the stupidity of pretending that jihadists will be foiled if only we can prevent them from getting their hands on guns. Although it would be good to do that, too. Too bad the Democrats filibustered the Senate Republicans’ plan to establish a system where an ex parte judicial showing would allow the feds to put a suspected jihadist on the no-buy list.