Sunday, December 28, 2014

Terrorists urged to target easyJet planes in sick and twisted magazine article

A controversial magazine which supports the Al-Qaeda organization has called on terrorists to target easyJet planes.

The latest edition of the Inspire magazine carries a feature on Lone Wolf terrorists urging them to attack British Airways and easyJet flights.

Bristol Airport is a major center for easyJet and the airline, which has its headquarters in Gatwick. The airline flies to 40 destinations from Bristol and, as reported in the Bristol Post, is looking to add more routes.

The magazine was released on Christmas Eve and called on the attacks to 'crush the enemy's economy'

The article went on to say easyJet should be targeted because it “is a low cost carrier, hence has a large number of passengers.”

Also in the firing line are Air France and American Airlines, United, Continental and Delta - alongside high-profile US figures including Bill Gates.

The magazine praises Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who was jailed for life after he attempted to bomb a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

The latest edition of the magazine includes instructions for would-be suicide bombers who want to bypass airport security.

Its author - dubbed the 'Al-Qaeda chef' - was re-interviewed this week as the magazine claimed the attacks were a 'natural reaction' to the 'arrogance' of the U.S.

He said the 'first priority' for any of his terrorists would be the U.S., 'then the United Kingdom, then France and so on.'

A British Airways spokesman said: “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority. We continue to work closely with airports and governments around the world.”

An easyJet spokesman added: “The safety and security of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority. We are unable to comment further on matters of security.”

Story and comments:   http://www.bristolpost.co.uk

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