July 21, 2011
An online beauty magazine for terrorists ladies was apparently not enough. Now al-Qaeda plans to roll out a Disney-like cartoon series to convince kids to commit terror attacks against infidels.
Abu al-Laith al-Yemen on the Arabic-language al-Shamouk jihadist website announced the cartoon series on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. News of the plan was ferreted out by the London-based Quilliam Foundation, a group said to be comprised of former jihadists now dedicated to stamping out extremism.
The Quilliam Foundation is a neocon operation that received around a million pounds from the British government. It maintains ties with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. It is a spin-off from AIPAC established in 1985 to expand the Israel Lobby’s influence over U.S. foreign policy. In short, the Quilliam Foundation is another attempt to portray Muslims as intractable zealots and terrorists.
It looks like the Quilliam Foundation may be yet another intelligence operation. Noman Benotman is a senior analyst at the organization. It turns out Benotman was the former head of the Libyan militant organization known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
The Libyan Fighting Group (jama-ah al-libiyah al-muqatilah) has declared itself an official subsidiary of al-Qaeda. In 2008, Ayman al-Zawahiri claimed that the group had joined al-Qaeda.
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LIFG was founded in 1995 by Libyans who had fought against Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan effort was initiated and run by the CIA, Pakistan’s ISI, and their various proxies. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, admitted as much during an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998. It also received money from MI6 in an effort to kill Gaddafi in 1996.
Benotman left LIFG after the attacks on September 11, 2001 – and before it teamed up with al-Qaeda – but as founder of the organization we can assume he was aware of the group’s association with CIA-backed Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan.
The al-Qaeda Disney cartoon spin is similar to other propaganda efforts, most notably the Osama bin Laden video tapes proven to be forgeries. The SITE Institute, now the SITE Intelligence Group, claimed to have found a number of Bin Laden videos posted on extremist chat rooms and websites. SITE’s methodology appears to be similar to the one used by the Quilliam Foundation.
A number of researchers believe SITE’s founder, Rita Katz, is connected to Israeli intelligence. Her father was tried and executed as an Israeli spy in Iraq. Although a direct connection to Israeli intelligence remains to be established, the SITE website is hosted on a server dominated by websites of Jewish owned business or groups promoting Jewish culture in the United States and include groups actively engaged in promoting Zionist views and anti-Arab propaganda, according to Powerbase.
The al-Qaeda cartoon story appears to be propaganda designed specifically for a western audience. Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda went from rugged caves in a remote area of Afghanistan to creating a sophisticated video unit (As-Sahab), a magazine (entitled Insight, according to the above mentioned SITE Intelligence Group), a magazine of beauty tips mixed with violent jihad geared toward women (“Al-Shamikha” or “Majestic Woman”) and now an animation wing cranking our cartoons to turn children into infidel-hating mass murderers.