They’re flushed with victory. They murdered twelve people who had insulted Muhammad, and got the Western media to agree voluntarily to refrain from insulting Muhammad and adopt Sharia blasphemy laws. And so now they will press on to their next victory.
“Al-Qaeda in Yemen urges more international jihad,” by Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press, January 10, 2015:
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said it directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Prophet Mohammad.
The strike would be the Yemen-based branch’s first successful strike outside its home territory – and a triumph for its trademark double-strategy of waging jihad in Yemen to build its strength to strike abroad.
At least one of the two brothers involved in the attack on the weekly traveled to Yemen in 2011 and either received training from or fought alongside the group, authorities say. A U.S. intelligence assessment described to the Associated Press shows that 34-year-old Said Kouachi was trained in preparation to return home and carry out an attack.
Formed in 2009 as a merger between the terror group’s Yemeni and Saudi branches, AQAP has been blamed for a string of unsuccessful bomb plots against American targets.
These include a foiled plan to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 using a new type of explosive hidden in the bomber’s underwear, and another attempt a year later to send mail bombs hidden in toner cartridges on planes bound to the U.S. from the Gulf.
The group’s lead bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, is believed to have created the explosives used in both foiled plots….