Quite a few doubters exist, but various media outlets report that al-Qaida has published a slick magazine.
The publication, reportedly called Insight, features such articles as “What to Expect in a Jihad” and “How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.” Although some of the articles with wording such as the the latter one seem more satirical than one steeped in a translation failure the mag has supposedly created a buzz on the Arabian peninsula, according to a piece by Marc Ambinder on Atlantic Monthly’s Web site The Atlantic.
But even skepticism exists on The Atlantic as writer Max Fisher spells out five different reasons to doubt the publication’s authenticity. The dubiousness Fisher cites includes the rabid secrecy of the terror group’s leaders such as Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as a suspicion by the so-called “Web-based ‘jihadi’ community.”
Still, given that the leadership of al-Quida has been relegated to living in caves and primitive conditions for years and that its agents as of late have not always proved to be the most reliable sticks of dynamite in the box, one who lives for the use of words (and their misuse) would love to see what kind of product could be turned out by such fanatical bozos. Perhaps we would see stories such as:
“When 74 Virgins Prove 74 Too Many: A Discussion of Martyr Anxiety.”
“al-Zawari Criticized For ‘Mission Accomplished’ Banner Across Cave Entrance.”
“Osama bin Laden’s Secrets to a Healthy Diet of Weeds and Rocks.
“Care for the Lengthiest Beards: 5 Tips That Will Make You the Envy of Prospective Suicide Bombers.”
“Escape from Hell: al-Qaida Ex-Prisoner Claims Americans Forced Him to Listen to Six Hours of Toby Keith Songs.”
Well, maybe their magazine, if they have a magazine, wouldn’t have such enlightening stories and would have fare more like “Your Goat: Your Friend. Your Feast.” Still it’s always good to see what the enemy is reading. Even if it is total bulls**t.