Nine pages from Ahmad Khan Rahami’s journal

Earlier today, Mike Levine of ABC News tweeted an image of one of the blood-soaked pages found in Ahmad Khan Rahami’s journal.

Catherine Herridge of FOX News has obtained an additional set of eight pages from the notebook and shared them with The Long War Journal. The images, nine in all, are reproduced below. The journal contains multiple references to jihadi figures and related issues.

Rahami is charged with detonating a bomb on 23rd Street in New York City on Sept. 17 and placing three other bombs.










Thomas Joscelyn is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Arjuna says:

    Is there a consensus view on when this was written?
    Is this a journal Chicken Man started keeping in the Al Qaeda training camp he attended? Or did he write it after the Chelsea Bomb, in a feeble attempt to justify his botched murder of innocent women and children? Bin Laden’s truce was offered in 2002, so I bet Dad was pumping him full of hate over a long period of time. They all prayed together on the floor of the chicken shack, for goodness sake!
    I suspect the latter; it feels more stream of consciousness under duress than cogent descriptions over time. The rantings of a fat, ugly, “martyr.” I bet he will love the halal sausage in the slammer.

  • Arjuna says:

    His friend said he fell under the spell of Imam Mumtaz Qadri, so much that they spent time in the same house in Quetta. Lone wolf, my fanny. He’s a true blue Purist. Joined at the hip in hate with the lowest snakes on the planet.


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