Earlier today, the SITE Intelligence Group released a report noting that a jihadist announced he will create a comic that will “teach youths about the ‘noble life’ within a Shariah-based system.” The comic will also “contain depictions of AQAP operations and will incite youths to follow the steps of the fighters” (see LWJ Photos, Cartoon jihadist announces AQAP comic). The jihadist is seeking advice and approval from the Al Malahem Foundation, AQAP’s propaganda outlet; there is currently no word if Al Malahem has provided any feedback.
Here is my $0.02. I get a distinctly Cobra (from GI Joe) feel from this comic. In fact, I suspect the jihadist-cartoonist liked the June 2011 Cobra Civil War cover so much that he took some artistic license and incorporated it into his own work. The only thing missing is the AQAP fighters riding alligators. Perhaps in the next edition?
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