“Terrorist chiefs issue ‘lone wolf’ threat to British Airways and easyJet,” by Russell Myers, Mirror, December 28, 2014:
Terrorist overlords have ordered aspiring jihadists to bomb easyJet and British Airways flights.
Al-Qaeda chiefs want “lone wolf” bombers to hit the UK airlines to get widespread publicity and “crush the enemy’s economy”.
The chilling threat emerged in the terror group’s online publication, Inspire.
The gang says such attacks on the global brands would be useful as a means of securing widespread media headlines and “crushing the enemy’s economy”.
The magazine, released on Christmas Eve, names British Airways because it is the ‘flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom’ and the largest airline by number of planes.
Budget carrier easyJet is equally targeted because it “is a low cost carrier, hence has a large number of passengers.”
Jihadists are instructed to identify “airports with the least security measures” and take their inspiration from Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, the “Underpants Bomber” who tried and failed to blow up a plane bound for Detroit from Amsterdam on Christmas Day 2009 with a homemade bomb hidden in his underwear bomb.
He is now serving a life sentence in the US for the attack.
The first issue of Inspire, published in 2010, contained a notorious explosives guide called Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.
The manual was suspected to have been the template for explosives which killed three and injured more than 250 in last year’s Boston Marathon bombings….