September 30, 2011
The latest edition of a glossy al Qaeda-run magazine is out, and it slams Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the equivalent of a Sept. 11 “truther” — someone who accuses the U.S. government of initiating the 2001 terror attacks on the United States.
Inspire magazine, the product of New Mexico-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, was pegged to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 bombing, but was posted on its website 16 days late, an indication, say analysts, that al Qaeda in Yemen is feeling pressure from U.S. counterterrorism operations and instability in the country.
The publication’s seventh issue, obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and provided to Fox News, is relatively short — 20 pages — compared to earlier editions. But it includes a section titled “Iran and the Conspiracy Theories.”