Telegram Channel Distributes AQAP ‘Inspire’ Magazine

March 9, 2016

On February 22, 2016, a Telegram channel called “Inspire Magazine” was created to disseminate the English-language Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) magazine Inspire. Users can download PDF copies of issues of the magazine via the channel.

The first post in the channel states: “Inspire 1 This is the first edition of Inspire magazine which inspired hundreds of Muslims through out the Globe. This is from the Land of Iman [belief] and Wisdom-Yemen. Till this date 14 issues were published out of which 12 were uploaded in this chanel. Remianing is only Inspire 2 after this one. InshAllah soon willl be uploaded.”

An item posted in the channel, after a link to Issue 13 of Inspire was posted, reads: “Inspire 13 was reportedly downloaded 50000 times using UK IP address. My brothers and sisters, Spread the magazine to your beloved ones and enrage the Kuffar [infidels].”

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