AN AL QAEDA CARTOON
Al Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula affiliate plans to launch a cartoon as a way to recruit jihadists and promote terrorist propaganda.
The announcement of the cartoon was posted on a website Saturday announcing that the production will be produced by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group now operating in Saudi Arabia and Yemen that is viewed by U.S. officials as one of the most dangerous al Qaeda offshoots vying for power in the Middle East.
The launching of the cartoon shows that the Islamist group is continuing to seek recruits and spread its propaganda, especially among young people.
The cartoon announcement appears on the Al-Minbar al-Ilami Jihadist Forum. The posting stated in Arabic: “Soon: Large Scale Cartoon Production — The Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”
It includes images showing the black al Qaeda flag and masked cartoon characters firing AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
“The production exposes the defeatists who do not support the religion and the prophet as well as the collaborationism of rulers with the West,” the posting said.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is launching a cartoon to lure recruits and spread its terrorist propaganda, especially among young people.