April 10, 2014
Al Qaeda’s English language publication with an in-flight magazine name Inspire, raised some flags in Washington, D.C. this week after it ran a spread featuring man sitting on a tram car from the airport’s clunky AirTrain service and a caption that sounds like an explosive call to action.
The full caption/tone poem reads:
For how long will you live in tension?
Instead of just sitting and having no solution,
Simply stand up, pack your tools of destruction.
Assemble your bomb, ready for detonation.
Democratic representative Eric Swalwell of Dublin, Calif. brought the magazine spread to Congress’ attention in a Homeland Security hearing yesterday, saying he was “disturbed” by the image of a young man sitting in the dark on a train car that thousands of passengers use every day.