Al Qaeda Directive to Jihadists: Target White Americans to Avoid Hate Crime Label
Or else “the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility.”
Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) doesn’t like that the American media and its government have labeled the Orlando terror attack as a “hate crime” rather than crediting Islam with the massacre.
So bothered, in fact, that the AQAP has issued a new directive to jihadists in its “Inspire Guide: Orlando Operation”: target white Americans from now on.
Here’s the guide in its own words:
Most of the individuals present at Pulse Nightclub were Latino. We recommend — and Allah knows best — that it is better to avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America knowingly that the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility. Therefore, we advise targeting areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated. This class of the American community is the majority and it is the one that is in the American leadership.
The Obama administration gives the Orlando terrorist attack a dual classification, both an act of terror AND an act of hate. Yet, it is hesitant to be definitive about the perpetrator’s (an admitted Islamic State sympathizer) motivation.
Though the guide discouraged minority targets, it did note that killing homosexuals is “the most binding duty.” It also counted Omar Mateen’s murder spree as one of “the most successful Lone Jihad operations” that will surely “inspire others to wage similar operations.”
They did encourage future jihadists to be even more efficient killing machines than Mateen, by encouraging them to build bombs according to recipes listed in “Inspire” guides to cause even more carnage.