US Citizen May Be Behind Al-Qaeda Magazine

Samir Khan of North Carolina suspected, source says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2010 9:30 AM CDT
US Citizen May Be Behind Al-Qaeda Magazine
A screenshot from al-Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine.   (SITE Intelligence)

The man behind al-Qaeda’s new online magazine, Inspire, is likely a US citizen. Authorities suspect 23-year-old North Carolina resident Samir Khan of being the magazine’s “driving force,” a senior law enforcement official tells CNN. Khan, who has long distributed translations of al-Qaeda propaganda on his “Jihad Recollections” blog, traveled to Yemen in October on a round-trip ticket, but hasn’t returned. Khan was originally born in Saudi Arabia, but his family moved to New York when he was 7, and later to the Charlotte area. (Read more al-Qaeda stories.)

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