Amidst ongoing media reports of two explosions in the American city of Boston, Massachusetts, near the finish line of the marathon race on April 15, 2013, jihadists expressed their joy and hoped the blasts are acts of jihadi terrorism.

One forum member noted that over a week ago, a jihadist announced his desire to plan bombings in the United States, but was chastised by others for revealing such a plot publicly. He is referring to a posting on the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum on April 1 in which a jihadist tried to recruit members for an attack similar in impact to al-Qaeda's 9/11 strikes, but seemed focused on the attack being a suicide bombing. In other posts responding to the explosions, on the Ansar al-Mujahideen, al-Fida' and Shumukh al-Islam forums, jihadists gave pictures circulated in the media of the aftermath, showing injured people and a bloody sidewalk, and some hoped more bombings will follow.

Administrators of Shumukh al-Islam, a top-tier jihadist forum and primary source for official messages from al-Qaeda, placed a two scrolling messages atop the forum, the first stating: "Urgent // Casualties and Injuries in an Explosion that Shook the US State of Boston, and a State of Panic and Chaos Spreads Across America in General," and the second giving an oft-repeated statement from former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden: "I swear by Allah the Great, who raised the sky without pillars, that America and those who live in America will not dream of security until we live it as a reality in Palestine and until all the disbelieving armies are expelled from the land of Muhammad, Allah's peace and prayer be upon him."

Following is a translation of a sampling of the postings:

{Shumukh al-Islam forum}

Urgent // Casualties and Injuries in an Explosion that Shook the US State of Boston, and a State of Panic and Chaos Spreads Across America in General


[Ibn Talha al-Muhajir]

Allah is Great, praise be to Allah.

America is ruined.

[Istakhbarat Dawlat al-Islam]

New York raises its alerts to the highest level.

O Allah, make it by the hands of the mujahideen.

Allah is Great, Allah is Great, Allah is Great.

[al-Battar al-Sahrani]

Allah is Great... Allah is Great... Allah is Great...

O Allah grant victory to Your soldiers and those who carried out the blessed operations in the Cause of Allah the Almighty.

[al-'Amal al-Salih]

Allah is Great!!!

O Allah, put fear in their hearts and make them die from fear and horror.

[Obada bin al-Samit]

Peace be upon you, and Allah's mercy and blessings.

Shall we wait for the "Free" American Army to announce its responsibility for the Boston explosion?!!


Peace be upon you, and Allah's mercy and blessings.

Everything is possible, O beloved one. There are many separatist groups in America, including states that want to rebel against the central government, and would seize the opportunity for the first clear American defeat in the world, which will strengthen the separatists very fast.

However, a Free American Army will not work. Maybe the brigades of "Head and Shoulder".


Closing New York's airspace and the road to the White House and other things wouldn't be done if it wasn't clear to them that the enemy is domestic. It seems that the act is big and it's in its beginnings.


This day coincides with the anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. Two weeks from now is the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's assassination. The attack decision on Abbottabad was taken on April 15, according to the American version of the story.

[al-Faqir Ila Allah]

American soldiers who recently returned from Afghanistan and were participating in the marathon say that the sound of the explosions resemble those from the Taliban and al-Qaeda devices.


{al-Fida' forum}

[Muhammad Abu Bakr]

Allah is Great, Allah is Great, Allah is Great

Two explosions were heard in Boston in America!! Six people were injured!!


Yes, they are really explosions, days ago. Almost a week ago, I read news that one of the brothers will carry out bombings in America, and some of the brothers criticized him for giving information like that on the jihadi forums. Allah knows best.

[al-Faqir Ila Allah]

Allah is Great, Allah is Great...

Panic and deployment of anti-terror forces... in Boston... after two explosions?! #America!!


We ask Allah that this is the start before the storm. May Allah give you the glad tiding of Paradise for this joyous news.

[al-Faqir Ila Allah]

Now in Washington DC there is a high alert and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated and security was tightened around the sidewalk. A state of alert was also raised in New York.

[Ibn Mehsud]

Knowing the responsible party is very important, for America's enemies are many now.


{Ansar al-Mujahideen forum}

[Abu Anas al-Muhajir]

By Allah, their fear and confusion alone makes people happy. The country is now in a state of highest alert, and that means the economy is at the bottom, tourism is at the bottom, security is confused... and an attack on the American administration with all its filthy sides.

[Khuwater 'Asifa]

By Allah, even if no one is killed in these explosions, the fear that entered the hearts of the millions of Americans who watched the marathon live on television is enough.


Allah knows best, it is a perfectly planned series of explosions targeting certain cities in America!

It might be the start of big coming operations, Allah permitting..

I ask Allah that Qaedat al-Jihad is the one responsible...

[al-Zubeir al-Maqhur]

Every drop of American blood that falls is part of the retaliation for the tortured Muslims all over the world...

We ask the Almighty to make these explosions one of them.