Al Qaeda has called for a new generation of ‘lone wolf’ terrorists to blow up easyJet and British Airways planes using bombs made in their kitchens.
The chilling call to arms in the terror group’s online magazine says the airlines should be targeted to gain headlines and ‘crush the enemy’s economy’.
Released on Christmas Eve, the edition of Inspire names BA because it is the ‘flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom’ and the largest airline by number of planes.
Air France and US carriers American Airlines, United, Continental and Delta are also named, alongside high-profile American figures Bill Gates and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke…
Nothing really new here. Islamic State’s new ‘marketing’ technique, that called for the ‘lone wolves’ to create mayhem however they could, even in a small way, was especially successful since many of the mentally disturbed people who responded are not capable of something like putting a bomb on a plane.
They are mentally ‘disorganized’ and creating a bomb, much less putting it on a plane requires someone with a higher level of functioning. Many of such candidates have already left to join Islamic State abroad.
It is interesting that these terrorist groups are incapable of joining forces with each other. That is one of their weaknesses.