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Aug 28, 2014 10:28 PM by Maddie Garrett

Air Force Academy Named as Possible Terror Target

The U.S. Air Force Academy was named as a suggested terror-attack target in an online Al-Queda magazine. The publication, called "Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience," is written in English and published by Al Queda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The articles center on jihadi operations and instruct readers on how to make home-made bombs, suggesting they set them off in crowded venues.

The publication even gives examples of targets, including the Air Force Ccademy in Colorado Springs, as well as Times Square, Casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and trains, and Georgia Military College. It also suggests other targets around the world, particularly those where British and American tourists visit.

The Air Force Academy acknowledged the threat Thursday night and issued this statement:

"We are aware that the Air Force Academy is mentioned in a recent online publication. We remain vigilant and maintain all the appropriate protocols of a military installation to include force protection and being cognizant of existing and emerging threats. Our primary concern is always the security and the safety of the cadets, our personnel and the thousands of visitors who come to USAFA every year."

The publication is a spinoff of another jihadi magazine, called "inspire." The articles tell lone-wolf attackers to carry out the acts on Fridays during prayer, so Muslims won't be affected.

 

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