A disgusting terrorism magazine is encouraging readers to detonate a car bomb at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens, a NYPD analyst said Wednesday.
The hugely popular sporting event is mentioned in a recent issue of Inspire, the Al Qaeda-published magazine.
In an article titled “Car Bombs Inside America,” readers are shown how to build such devices and reminded that “America is our first target, followed by United Kingdom, France and other crusader countries.”
“The important thing is that you target people and not buildings,” the sickening story says.
Readers are also told to attack tennis stadiums, which are “visited by thousands of people, and high-profile people, especially the U.S. Open.”
Rebecca Weiner, the NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, said, “I want to be very clear — we’ve had no threat reporting related to the U.S. Open.”
“Nonetheless, we would be remiss not to take note of it, as this event comes up.”
Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News Al Qaeda magazine Inspire is encouraging terrorists to target the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens.
Weiner made her comments during a NYPD Shield conference, where police officials at One Police Plaza briefed private sector security officials about terrorism issues.
The Open runs from Aug. 25 through Sept. 8.
The NYPD typically floods the tournament with scores of officers in uniform and in plainclothes.
Inspire is considered a key tool in Al Qaeda’s arsenal, particularly as it reaches out to those looking to commit jihad on their own without necessarily travelling to overseas terror camps.
For instance, Jose Pimental, who is serving 16 years in prison after pleading to attempted weapons possession as a crime of terrorism, was within an hour of finishing a powerful pipe bomb when the NYPD busted him in his Harlem apartment in 2011.
He admitted to downloading an Inspire article titled, “How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”