Anwar al-Awlaki

‘However successful the US is in capturing terrorists, the war on terror can never be over; fighting terrorism cannot be a “war”’

A full 40 minute version of a video made by Faisal Shahzad while training for his failed attack on Times Square has been released.

A full 40 minute version of a video made by Faisal Shahzad while training for his failed attack on Times Square has been released.

A complete version of the audio statement by Taimor Adbulwahab al-Abdaly has now been released.  Although various media agencies have released parts of it, this is the first I have heard of the full audio. Below is the audio and transcript followed by a short analysis.

I’ve written a piece for today’s Wall Street Journal about the staggering decision of the US embassy in London to visit the East London Mosque.

I reproduce it in full below.

Roshonara Choudhary’s attack on MP Stephen Timms is an example of a growing trend of small-scale, individually-planned terrorism

Today’s Daily Telegraph has featured research from a recent paper I co-authored with my former colleague, Jacob Amis, which covers, among other things, Anwar al-Awlaki’s time in the UK.

Since the revelations that Roshonara Choudhry was encouraged to attempt the murder of Stephen Timms MP by Anwar al-Awlaki’s online sermons, Youtube have begun removing Awlaki’s videos from their server, and they have quite a big job on their hands.  Whether or not this is an effective tactic to prevent online radicalisation is debatable, but not in the remit of this post (for more on that issue see here).  Today, we are looking at a British online network of Awlaki supporters and promoters, many of whom seem to be splintered from Anjem Choudary’s now banned Islam4UK/al-Muhajiroun organisation.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released the second edition of its new English language magazine, Inspire. It only came out last night and there is a lot to say about this so, for now, I’m just going to give a quick overview of the key themes emerging from this important document.

It has been reported that al-Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awlaki has issued a fatwa calling for the murder of Terry Jones, the Florida Pastor organising the 9/11 ‘Burn a Koran Day’.