Al-Qaeda Tries to Link Itself to Libyan Rebellion

Liberty Alerts, Fred Lucus,

Regardless of whether al-Qaeda turns out to have a role in the Western-backed anti-Gaddafi opposition in Libya, the terrorist network certainly appears to be trying to associate itself with the rebellion.

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based affiliate, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), posted on jihadist Web sites Tuesday the latest edition of its online publication “Inspire.”

According to the SITE Institute, which monitors radical Internet sites, the publication features a report by radical AQAP cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki on the “tsunami” washing across the Arab world, one that Awlaki said al-Qaeda viewed with elation.

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