“Muslims in the West have to remember that they are perfectly placed to play an important and decisive part in the jihad against the Zionists and Crusaders… So what are you waiting for?” Some are not waiting for anything, and with the still-prevailing denial and obfuscation of the jihad threat all over the West, they have a perfect opportunity. To do anything effective to prevent these attacks would be “Islamophobic.”
‘”Canada Attacks Follow al-Qaida, IS Instructions to a Tee,” AFP, October 23, 2014:
While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaida and the Islamic State group to the letter.
The country was left reeling Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier and stormed parliament in Ottawa, just two days after another suspected Islamist militant ran over two military personnel with his car in Quebec, killing one.
These deadly acts appear to follow what Al-Qaida has been preaching for years through articles or videos posted online, calling on recruits and volunteers to go it alone without specific orders or training.
Members of the group founded by Osama bin Laden had always been scattered across parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan among other nations and were the regular target of U.S. drone attacks, making it hard to group together all those who wanted to volunteer for jihad.
As a result, in late 2010, the English-language jihadist magazine Inspire, published from Yemen by American Muslim convert Adam Gadahn — known as “Azzam the American” — lauded individual jihad.
“Muslims in the West have to remember that they are perfectly placed to play an important and decisive part in the jihad against the Zionists and Crusaders… So what are you waiting for?” he asked in a video posted some time later.
Online jihadi magazines have published recipe upon recipe for homemade bomb-making — “how to make one in your mother’s kitchen” being one of them — as well as lists of prime targets.
Any method goes: shooting or knifing them, planting homemade bombs, giving poison, or using a car or a truck as a weapon.
In Inspire’s ninth edition in May 2012, Al-Qaida ideologue Abu Musab al-Suri wrote an article about individual jihad’s targets — the first being “main political figures who lead the campaign against the Muslims such as the heads of states, ministers, military and security leaders”.
Next, “large strategic economic targets” and “military bases and barracks where the armies are concentrated, especially the American military bases in Europe”.
“The mujahid, the member of the Resistance, practices individual jihad on his land, where he lives and resides, without the jihad costing him the hardship of travelling, migrating, and moving to where direct jihad is possible,” he wrote.
In an eery echo, the Islamic State (IS) group also called on Muslims around the world last month to kill fellow citizens, particularly from countries that are part of an international coalition fighting the extremist organisation that controls swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq….