Al-Qaeda Back in the Spotlight after Charlie Hebdo Paris Attack

Image: January 2015 An AQAP supporter tweeted this image, portraying the Charlie Hebdo attack as a continuation of AQ-inspired or planned attacks. Widespread AttentionThe murderous attack on January 7 by two men of Algerian descent on the satirical French Charlie Hebdo magazine, a weekly publication known for its irreverent material mocking radical Islamists, and the attack on the Jewish Hyper Cacher, was met with widespread celebration across the online jihadist sphere. For More on the attackers 19th Arrondissement NetworkFor More on Soft Targets in Europe: Charlie Hebdo Case StudyOn-Line PraiseGroups, fighters and supporters of different jihadist organizations praised the attacks, describing the perpetrators as heroes avenging the Prophet's honor against those who disrespected him and his religion.Image: Even while the attackers were still 'at large' Islamic State supporters started photo shopping propaganda (as seen above).  The image above is actually an…

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