‘I Am Proud To Be A Traitor To America,’ Boasts American Al Qaeda

The second issue of an English-language Al Qaeda magazine includes an article by an American jihadi in which he proclaims “I am proud to be a traitor” and instructions on how to mow down government workers on their lunch hour in Washington, D.C.

Samir Khan, an American citizen who left for Yemen last year, is believed to be the creator of the web magazine “Inspire,” which U.S. officials say is published by Al Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate, Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and is designed to recruit Western jihadis to launch terror attacks. In a newly released issue, Khan writes about turning his back on America and becoming “Al Qaeda to the core.”

“I praise Allah and laugh at the intelligence agencies that were watching me for all those years,” writes Khan. “Back in North Carolina, the FBI dispatched a spy on me who pretended to convert to Islam.”