Time to tighten up security.
Al-Qaeda has called for a new generation of ‘lone wolf’ terrorists to blow up American Airlines, United, Continental and Delta planes using bombs made in their kitchens.
The chilling call to arms in the terror group’s magazine, Inspire, says the high-profile airlines should be targeted in a bid to gain headlines and ‘crush the enemy’s economy’.
Released on Christmas Eve, the sick publication names the four companies because of their size – including United, the ‘world’s largest airline with 86,852 employees’.
Also targeted are Air France and British carriers British Airways and easyJet – alongside high-profile U.S. figures Bill Gates and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
The magazine praises Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called ‘underpants bomber’ who was jailed for life in 2012 after he tried to bomb a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
The 300 people on board were saved partly because the bomb sewn into his underwear failed to detonate fully, prosecutors said at the time.
The latest edition of the magazine contains supposed instructions for would-be suicide bombers who want to bypass airport security. Read more at dailymail.co.uk