Over the past few weeks, the world has gotten its first look at how the Islamic State (IS) Caliphate would function, and it has not been a pretty sight.
On August 16, 2014, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an English-language publication calling for lone wolf jihadi attacks, targeting American, British, and Israeli interests. Among the most striking new elements in the publication, titled "Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience," is the introduction of new attack targets for lone wolves in the United States and the United Kingdom within its reissue of AQAP's 2010 car bomb manual, "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new English-language publication inciting for car bombs and provided a list of Western targets for jihadists to attack. The publication, entitled "Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience" and posted on Twitter on August 16, 2014, contains Gaza-related articles from previous issues of AQAP's "Inspire Magazine" and speeches from al-Qaeda (AQ) leaders inspiring lone-wolf attacks against U.S. and global interests.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement of solidarity with their "Muslim brothers" in Iraq via Twitter on August 14 in light of recent airstrikes by US forces in northern Iraq.