November 19, 2023, 'Wolves of Manhattan' terrorist magazine first emerged in early 2020 taking the place of Inspire magazine that was run by Samir Khan in Yemen. Samir Khan was originally out Charlotte NC and New York City. 'Wolves of Manhattan' (WoM) publishes in Arabic, English and French, and exists explicitly and exclusively to incite violence in the West especially in the USA. Among Al Qaeda's regional affiliates, AQAP has been the branch most dedicated to conducting terrorist attacks in America. The magazine 'Wolves of Manhattan' has also offered bounties for killing police officers. 'Wolves of Manhattan' magazine called it a “dream” to “see a day like” 9/11 “happen in Tel Aviv, where Jews are crushed.” 'Wolves of Manhattan' magazine is linked to Al-Qaeda’s official media, As-Sahab.
Al-Qaeda propaganda boss Samir Khan had issued a Fatwa to kill Private Detective Bill Warner who exposed and disrupted his Site 'Revolution Muslim' with Abdullah Faisal in New York City and then Samir Khan's popular U.S.-based jihadi blog, 'Inshallahshaheed' out of Charlotte NC which morphed into 'Inspire Magazine' in Yemen with Samir Khan again at the controls (Khan terminated in August 2011). In 2003, Khan started a Blogspot blog called "InshallahShaheed" or "Martyr, God willing" from his parents' basement in Charlotte NC. Before moving to Yemen to start up Inspire magazine Samir Khan also launched the magazine 'Jihad Recollections', the first online jihadist magazine in English with four issues, with the last one published in September 2009 in Charlotte NC. Samir Khan closely collaborated (remotely) with key figures within the Al-Qaeda organization before departing for Yemen in October 2009 from Charlotte NC even though he was on a no fly list? WTF? 'Wolves of Manhattan' takes up where Inspire Magazine left off. Samir Khan had posted on his websites, before he was assassinated in Yemen via a joint DOD-CIA operation, a Fatwa; 'The lying enemy of Allah this Kafir Bill Warner may Allah destroy him'. 'May Allah Send a Hurricane over his house (Sarasota) so that he will be destroyed, humiliated'. "Behead this kafir Bill Warner, sharpen your knives".
Feb 4th, 2015 The FBI Used a 1951 Book to Gain Insight Into an American al Qaeda Suspect. While investigating Samir Khan, the Charlotte North Carolina blogger who was eventually killed in a drone strike in Yemen, the FBI consulted 'The True Believer.' An FBI agent reviewed a popular 1951 book about the nature of mass movements in an attempt to figure out how a young blogger who published incendiary posts about violent jihad became "radicalized," according to hundreds of pages of new FBI files obtained by VICE News. November 2008. The file says, "Khan has been in contact with Anwar Aulaqi, an FBI San Diego subject who was acquainted with two of the 9/11 hijackers [of American Airlines Flight 77] while serving as the Imam at a mosque in San Diego, California." The FBI files show that Samir Khan was also under physical surveillance by the FBI. However, one file from February 2009 shows that an FBI counterterrorism agent sent a report to the Charlotte field office to report that the bureau's Public Access Center Unit received an anonymous tip on its "Internet Crime Complaint Center" website claiming that Khan made a death threat against a Sarasota, Florida private investigator (Bill Warner), whose name was redacted from the FBI files. A news report about the incident, however, revealed that the private investigator is Bill Warner, who allegedly was responsible for shutting down Khan's blog.
August 2022: "It Ain't Over till It's Over.". Islamist extremists online are taking note of three new English language publications—two linked to Al Qaeda and one from ISIS. All three magazines are positioned to fill the void left by the dissolution of Al Qaeda’s notorious Inspire magazine. Founded by American jihadists Samir Khan and Anwar al Awlaki, Inspire quickly gained the attention of Islamist extremists and the researchers who monitor them. The first English-language, Western-focused jihadist magazine, Inspire included religious screeds, commentary on current events, and incitement to lone wolves to commit attacks. It also gave detailed instructions for how to carry them out. One of the most notorious articles, “How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom by Samir Khan,” featured recipes for explosive ordinances made from common household chemicals. Apparently sensing an opportunity, entrepreneurial ISIS and Al Qaeda supporters have created new publications, the most consistent and influential of which are:
1. The Wolves of Manhattan magazine, created by an online group loosely affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Wolves of Manhattan launched in November 2020 with an article on COVID-19, suggesting that jihadist extremists should give their victims poisoned protective face masks.
2. Mujahideen in the West, the invention of an Al Qaeda-affiliated extremist who goes by the name Abu Yahya al Khurasani on Al Qaeda social forums.
3. Voice of Khurasan, an English language ISIS publication which promotes ISIS activity in Central and South Asia while also encouraging supporters around the world to commit attacks on behalf of the group. These three publications appeal to younger extremists who may not have a formal affiliation with an extremist group but are sympathetic to the missions of both ISIS and Al Qaeda. PARIS June 5th. 2021--Nine days after the jihadist magazine 'Wolves of Manhattan' offered a $60,000 reward in Bitcoin for anyone who killed a “crusader policeman”, a French policewoman in Rambouillet had her throat cut by a lone attacker.
UPDATE November 19, 2023 Sheikh Abdullah Faisal aka TREVOR WILLIAM FORREST convicted of terrorism in New York City court, he is sentenced 18 years in prison. Abdullah Faisal aka TREVOR WILLIAM FORREST founded NY City Jihad site Revolution Muslim with terminated Samir Khan and convicted terrorists Yousef Al-Khattab and Younus Muhammad. Al-Qaeda Head of Propaganda Samir Khan's posted Fatwa to Kill Private Detective Bill Warner who Disrupted NY City based Jihad Site 'Revolution Muslim' with Terrorist Sheikh Abdullah Faisal it's Founder. Sheikh Abdullah Faisal was an influential Islamist extremist and charismatic preacher whose fiery speeches in Britain and the U.S. attracted and influenced followers in both countries, he had been convicted of terrorism in the US, he was found guilty on all five counts, including soliciting or providing support of an act of terrorism and conspiracy as a crime of terrorism. Sheikh Abdullah Faisal founded Revolution Muslim in New York City along with Samir Khan, Yousef Al-Khattab and Younus Muhammad, a Al-Qaeda linked terrorist recruiting based website group focused on disseminating Faisal’s brand of jihadi-salafi extremism to Americans. Revolution Muslim promoted messages that legitimized violence against American — and more specifically Jewish — targets. The organization was by far the most influential Islamist extremist group in the U.S., inspiring a range of domestic extremists and attempted terrorists. Faisal was deported from the UK after serving less than half of a nine-year sentence on charges of inciting hatred and soliciting the murder of Jews, Americans and Hindus. Eventually, he returned to his native Jamaica. Sheikh Abdullah Faisal Education: Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. The New York city based Revolution Muslim website morphed into Inspire Magazine with Samir Khan at the controls with AQAP in Yemen. Inspire Magazine's decline has then morphed into 'Wolves of Manhattan' (WoM) also affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Yemen. 'Wolves of Manhattan' magazine is starkly reminiscent of AQ's infamous Inspire magazine. (WoM) produced by pro-AQ media affiliate, Jaysh Al-Malahim.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell announced the conviction of TREVOR WILLIAM FORREST, a/k/a “SHAIKH ABDULLAH el-FAISAL,” a/k/a “SHAIKH FAISAL,” 59, for using his public profile and personal network to recruit and provide support for the Islamic State’s acts of violence and terrorism against others. Convicted; terrorist Abdullah el-Faisal, a Jamaican who was an outspoken supporter of the Islamic State, was the first person to face trial under New York State terror laws passed after Sept. 11th. Jamaican cleric Abdullah el-Faisal accused of recruiting support for the Islamic State group was convicted Thursday of state terrorism charges after being extradited to New York City following an undercover New York Police Department sting that went international. A radical Islamic cleric described by prosecutors as “one of the most influential English speaking terrorist of our times” was standing trial in Manhattan for allegedly encouraging a female undercover NYPD cop to carry out terror attacks. During opening statements in Manhattan Supreme Court prosecutors described Shaikh Abdullah Faisal, 59, as an Islamic State recruiter and marriage broker who had committed “far reaching crimes of terrorism.” Faisal is accused of communicating with the undercover NYPD officer by e-mail, text and video chat in a bid to encourage her to join ISIS and carry out attacks overseas from 2015 to 2017. The case was the result of a joint investigation by the NYPD Intelligence Bureau and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Counter Terrorism Program, which was created in June 2015 to identify and pursue investigative leads related to terror plots, extremist activities, and terror-financing.
In 2007 Samir Khan was a core member of Al-Qaeda and the terrorist organization “Revolution Muslim” websites while he was in NYC and then in Charlotte NC, Samir Khan was an Al-Qaeda sleeper agent. Revolution Muslim, despite its disbandment in 2011, had built a template for jihadist organizing online and proven its power, as used later in Inspire Magazine by the same guy, Samir Khan. Inspire is an English-language online magazine published by the organization al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). That template remained for other groups like ISIS to adopt and use. By 2014, the hopefulness receded as a new jihadist group, ISIS, seized global headlines by taking Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, declaring the establishment of an Islamic State, or caliphate, and recruiting thousands of foreign fighters from Western countries. ISIS’ strength was supported by its sophisticated use of the internet to recruit and spread its message. ISIS effectively integrated interactive social media, English-language propaganda magazines and direct communication platforms into its effort. ISIS’ English-language magazine Dabiq and its successor, Rumiyah, are the latest versions of the template developed by Samir Khan in collaboration with Revolution Muslim. ISIS’ propaganda was foreshadowed by and built upon the Revolution Muslim template and network orchestrated by NY City thugs Samir Khan, Yousef Al-Khattab and Younus Muhammad and Sheikh Abdullah Faisal in Jamaica.
Revolution Muslim was a virtual terrorist group, before the term “virtual caliphate” became the en vogue way to conceptualize the future trajectory of ISIS following its loss of territory in Iraq and Syria. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi living in Queens, New York, utilized the recipe from Inspire to build a pipe bomb that he strapped to his chest and detonated at the Port Authority in Manhattan in December 2017. Yusef Al-Khattab, born Joseph Cohen, and Abdullah Muhammad aka Jesse Morton kept in contact with Al-Qaeda sleeper agent Samir Khan, then running another popular U.S.-based jihadi blog, Inshallahshaheed, via Skype or Windows Instant Messenger. Samir Khan connected Revolution Muslim to another key hub in the online jihadi network, the Ansar al-Mujahideen online forum (ansar1.info), a pro-al-Qaeda outlet affiliated with the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) terrorist organization.
Yousef Mohamid Al-Khattab (a.k.a. Joseph Cohen) of Atlantic City, New Jersey (and prior New York City), was sentenced to 30 months in prison for using his position as a leader of the “Revolution Muslim” websites to use the Internet to place others in fear of serious bodily injury. According to court records, Al-Khattab and his colleague, Jesse Curtis Morton (a.k.a. Younus Abdullah Muhammad), along with Samir Khan founded the Revolution Muslim organization in December 2007 to operate Internet platforms and websites to encourage Muslims to support Osama bin Laden, Anwar Al Awlaki, al Qaeda, the Taliban and others engaged in or espousing violent jihad. The origin of Revolution Muslim traces back to Omar Bakri Muhammad, a radical cleric who played a key role in developing Hizbut-Tahrir in Britain and then created a spin-off organization, al-Muhajiroun (ALM), the predecessor of Revolution Muslim in the United States. ISIS’ flagship English-language magazine Dabiq (now called Rumiyah) had been developed and tested years earlier with Inspire by Samir Khan, a young American who joined Anwar al-Awlaki and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Despite living in North Carolina, as a member of Revolution Muslim, Samir Khan closely collaborated (remotely) with key figures within the organization before departing for Yemen in October 2009 even though he was on a no fly list?
On Jan. 8, 2009, Al-Khattab posted to the Revolution Muslim website a video encouraging viewers upset about the conflict in Gaza to seek out the leaders of Jewish Federation chapters in the U.S. and “deal with them directly at their homes.” Al-Khattab gave the names and addresses of synagogues in New York and another Jewish organization in Brooklyn. On June 22, 2012, Revolution Muslim founder Jesse Morton was sentenced to 138 months in prison. On Feb. 24, 2011, Revolution Muslim administrator Zachary Chesser was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Samir Khan at this point was not indicted or arrested. Samir Khan, a former Maspeth, Queens, resident was a core member of Revolution Muslim, despite having moved to North Carolina. Before Samir Khan departed the United States for Yemen in Oct 2009, he came to meet with Revolution Muslim leadership in New York City. He met with Younus Abdullah Muhammed and other Revolution Muslim members, including an undercover NYPD officer who had penetrated the core of Revolution Muslim. Samir Khan, while in Yemen with AQAP and Anwar al-Awlaki, had been authorized by Younus Abdullah Muhammed to post materials on the Revolution Muslim website, even while he was in Yemen with AQAP. The previous year, the two had collaborated on two articles for the first two online editions of Jihad Recollections.
This RM investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the New York City Police Department’s Intelligence Bureau. The indictment of Younus Abdullah Muhammad capped a six-year international investigation that began in New York City but touched four continents. It required the deployment of four deep NYPD undercover officers, a team of detectives, intelligence analysts, and confidential informants as well as close partnerships with multiple federal agencies and international allies.
Samir Khan's Fatwa to Kill Private Detective Bill Warner who Investigated and Disrupted Online Jihad Sites Run in USA by Al-Qaeda. Statement from Osama bin Laden and his associates purports to be a religious ruling Fatwa requiring the killing of Americans, all Americans. Al-Qaeda head of propaganda Samir Khan stated in his Fatwa 'The lying enemy of Allah this Kafir Bill Warner may Allah destroy him'. 'May Allah Send a Hurricane over his house (Sarasota) so that he will be destroyed, humiliated'. "Behead this kafir Bill Warner, sharpen your knives".
JIHADIST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA--HOW TO PREVENT TERRORISM AND PRESERVE INNOVATION HEARING before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON COUNTERTERRORISM AND INTELLIGENCE of the COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION. Knowing the power of social media and its reach, it is quite natural that terrorists groups themselves would try to use social media to their advantage. For example, we know that former al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader, Anwar al- Awlaki, was known to some as the 'bin Laden of the interne'. The late al-Awlaki used various social media such as Facebook, blogs, and YouTube videos to try and recruit and develop a cadre of terrorists in the United States. We also know that the attempted Times Square Bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was in contact with al-Awlaki via e-mail. What we do not know is how many people have actually been radicalized by viewing blogs, news feeds, and tweets by al- Awlaki and others like him that espouse violent ideology. At what point do those influenced by terrorist ideology over the internet become real, live terrorists? Meanwhile, by the summer of 2010, Samir Khan, working with Anwar al-Awlaki, launched Inspire magazine.
video above posted to internet by al-Qaeda core member Samir Khan August 2009.
The magazine was almost an exact replica of Jihad Recollections in form and content. The context in which these extremists experience this violence is not merely supportive or permissive of violence, it presents that violence as absolutely essential. It is precisely that kind of context that Inspire magazine sought to provide. For the home- grown violent extremists, however, who were targeted or reached out to by Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Kahn of Inspire magazine, each release of Inspire magazine was more than just the content. Each new edition of Inspire magazine was celebrated as though the release of the magazine itself was an event, a terrorist attack. While we will be dealing with the content of Inspire magazine for some time to come, this string of victories is over.
Neither Anwar al-Awlaki nor Samir Khan are easily replaced. Al-Qaeda has created a virtual army which has remained virtual. Although its strategy depends on individual initiative, it offers on-line participants the means of vicariously participating in the jihadist struggle without incurring personal risks. Many would-be jihadists begin their journey on the internet, seeking solutions to personal crises, validation, and reinforcement of their anger, the thrill of clandestine participation in an epic struggle. We have no way of counting the number of on-line jihadists. There may be thousands. Nor can we calibrate their commitment, which can range from merely curious visitor to the most determined fanatic.
SAMIR KHAN WAS A CORE AL-QAEDA MMBER. The North Carolina-based blogger, Samir Khan, was a founding editor of an online magazine produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula called Inspire. He was killed with the radical preacher Anwar al-Awlaki who was also a US citizen in a CIA drone strike in Yemen on Sept 30th 2011. The Obama administration sought approval from the Justice Department to assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Khan was just added collateral damage. The 247 pages of heavily redacted files on Khan are the fourth installment of records the FBI began turning over to VICE News late last year in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The bureau said it withheld more than 500 pages of documents from this cache citing a wide range of FOIA exemptions that include national security, law enforcement proceedings, and law enforcement techniques and procedures. Still, the files provide rare insight into the FBI's attempts to capture Khan before he traveled to Yemen. "Khan has been in contact with Anwar Aulaqi, an FBI San Diego subject who was acquainted with two of the 9/11 hijackers [of American Airlines Flight 77] while serving as the Imam at a mosque in San Diego, California."
video above posted to Youtube by PI Bill Warner.
The rest of the FBI file about Samir Khan is redacted. One file from February 2009 shows that an FBI counterterrorism agent sent a report to the Charlotte field office to report that the bureau's Public Access Center Unit received an anonymous tip on its "Internet Crime Complaint Center" website claiming that Khan made a death threat against a Sarasota, Florida private investigator, whose name was redacted from the FBI files. A news report about the incident, however, revealed that the private investigator is Bill Warner, who allegedly was responsible for shutting down Khan's blog. "May Allah send a hurricane over his house so that he can be wiped out, humiliated," Khan wrote in a blog post, which the FBI underlined for emphasis in its February 17, 2009 report about the death threat. "Samir Khan never sent anyone to kill me, he must have realized I shoot back" said PI Bill Warner. The FBI was so concerned about Samir Khan that in the fall of 2009 they had planned to have the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) to go in and pull Khan out of his parents home, Khan left the USA before FBI's HRT got to him.
In January 2009, Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni and Saudi organizations merged into Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The Yemen-based group quickly set its sights on international and regional as well as domestic targets. That December the United States designated AQAP as Al-Qaeda’s most active branch. In July 2010, AQAP launched an English-language magazine, Inspire, aimed both at recruiting English-speaking members and justifying the group’s actions among the general non-Arab Muslim population. Revolution Muslim not only advised Samir Khan on his efforts in developing the magazine but also played a central role in its distribution to aspiring jihadists in the West. Abdullah Muhammad posted the first edition on July 11, 2010, to the Revolution Muslim website a few days after its release over the Ansar forum.
Inspire’s contributors included two Americans, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, who were killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in Sept 2011. Its first issue drew attention worldwide for its pressure-cooker recipe, “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom, by Samir Khan.” Generally AQAP has not targeted Yemeni civilians, but the group has killed several Yemenis it labeled “apostates,” “homosexuals,” or “spies” for the Yemeni and US governments. In October 2013 AQAP killed a German bodyguard to Germany’s ambassador to Yemen. In Oct 2013 AQAP was holding several foreigners for ransom, including a Saudi diplomat. The US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which is a semi-covert arm of the military, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are estimated by research groups to have carried out 81 targeted killing operations in Yemen that includes American traitors Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. “I remember watching CNN when it was revealed that the Tsarnaevs used the make a bomb in your mothers kitchen sink recipe at the Boston Marathon bombings and realizing the long-term consequences of Revolution Muslim-Inspire related propaganda all focused on Samir Khan".
UPDATE April 28, 2022 and so it continues, A former University of Alabama student was sentenced to more than seven years behind bars Wednesday for hiding financing to al Qaeda. Alaa Mohd Abusaad was sentenced to 90 months in prison, or 7.5 years. Alaa Mohd Abusaad, 26, had pleaded guilty in 2019 to a charge of concealing terrorism financing after telling an undercover FBI employee how to send money to terrorist fighters. Abusaad also told the undercover fed that “money” for the terrorists “is always needed, You can’t have a war without weapons. You can’t prepare a soldier without equipment.” The former college student told the agent to use fake names and addresses when sending electronic transfers to avoid detection by police. Abusaad introduced the UCE to a financial facilitator who could route the UCE’s money to “brothers that work with aq” (meaning al-Qaeda). Abusaad was born in Chicago, she moved to Tuscaloosa when she was 10-years-old. She was a resident and student at the University of Alabama until she married and moved to Ohio in 2018. Abusaad was also ordered to spend 10 years on supervised release following the prison term, federal prosecutors said.
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