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August 5, 2014

Sixth Issue of Azan Magazine Suggests Targets Around the World

The sixth issue of Azan magazine, an English-language magazine produced by the pro-Taliban Abtalul media group, was released online on August 2.azan-magazine-terrorist-targets

The magazine features a number of animated images, including one fully animated page that shows pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Florida Pastor Terry Jones, President Barack Obama, Former President George W. Bush, Dutch politician Geert Wilders, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being struck by bullets, followed by text saying “No shortage of targets.”

The remainder of the magazine features a number of articles supporting the Taliban and Al Qaeda’s ideology and historiography. It also includes a list of 16 reasons “why we do jihad” and an article refuting the declaration of a Caliphate, an Islamic empire, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

ADL profiled Azan magazine’s methodology, and the way in which it has utilized techniques from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)’s Inspire Magazine, in the post “Afghani Azan Magazine Picks UP Where Inspire Left Off.”

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