Al-Qaeda Magazine: New Publication Faces Resistance Over Home Delivery

jihadmagazineYes, it appears that Al-Qaeda has its own magazine.

It appears that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has published the magazines Sada al-Malahim (The Echo of Battle) and Sada al-Jihad (The Echo of Jihad). The organization is the branch of al-Qaeda that operates primarily in Saudi Arabia.

The biggest barrier to expansion is the resistance among many homeowners to have home delivery with Al-Qaeda employees throwing the brown paper bags at their houses while screaming “Allu akbar!”

Of course, I personally cannot wait for the burkini edition. The nice thing is that you not only get special travel package offers to places like Kandahar, but a subscription gets you an immediate expense paid trip to Cuba and a material support charge.

With the demise of Gourmet Magazine, Al-Qaeda hopes to compete with such food inserts entitled “How to Prepare Ratatouille With Real Rat Over Campfires” and ‘Meals with the Mujahideen.”

The highlight is the Dear Binny column where you can write to get advice on everything from “what clashes with Kalashnikovs?” (the answer is Fall fatigues) to “Is my gum disease caused by Jews” (the answer is yes). Of course, most of the personal questions involving marriage problems generally end with the same advice: stone your wife and marry a child bride.

Of course, U.S. publications appear to be competing on the raw violent side of journalism, here.

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8 thoughts on “Al-Qaeda Magazine: New Publication Faces Resistance Over Home Delivery”

  1. Actually they are trying to address some serious concerns or so it seems by reading a little bit.

    These people (the leadership) are not backwoods clodhoppers, they have a philosophically based agenda and the tenacity and will to carry it out. They also appear to have the support of a good many average Muslims for all or part of their program.

    The North Vietnamese had the same motivations and look what they did.

  2. Maybe Anonymously Yours actually solved the funding enigma. In return for your subscription they take out a gigantic life insurance on you, so if/when you expire they can run for another few years.

  3. I think that these people are duped. As a Bonus they get a choice of a lifetime subscription to Sada al-Malahim (The Echo of Battle) and Sada al-Jihad. Hell, they maybe even do the WALMART and take out a Life insurance policy on the recipient.

    This was only a joke.

  4. I’m with Stel. Exactly how do you sell this model to your non-terrorist financiers? Not only are your target customers in decline due to their violent lifestyle, but how exactly does one mail a magazine to a cave in upper nowhere Pakistan?

    Now an e-mag for terrorists? That’s a much better model. Allow payment by mircotransaction and any terrorist with a sat phone and a modem can subscribe. Moving all that paper by donkey is going to be expensive and not very timely. No one hates late advice on building a bomb more than the guy building the bombs.

    Thankfully, the zealots are luddites as well as insane fundamentalists. So they have that going for them. Which is nice.

    1. Stel;

      Good point. That may be why they ask for long-term subscriptions with money upfront. Rolling Stones Magazine had the same problem in the 60s.

  5. Prof. Turley:

    I thought you were joking but apparently not . . .

    Al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula has a published the eleventh issue of its magazine Sada al-Malahim. Naturally, Greg over at Waq al-Waq has it covered (see also here).

    The 36th issue of Sada al-Jihad is also out, and it is as chunky and well-produced as ever. The front page reads “Hamas continues its war on the Sunni Mujahidin”, and judging from the table of contents, almost the entire issue is about the recent events in Gaza.

  6. Make Magazine for the terrorist! Maybe Rachel Ray wearing her suspicious checkered scarf as the cover model?

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