Taliban magazine encourages using Honda motorcycle model for jihad
The Taliban has issued a fresh appeal to Muslims in the West to launch attacks at home or fight in foreign battlefields, urging recruits to leave behind children or elderly parents.I hope Honda isn't selling their products in Afghanistan, but if they are, they should withdraw and not be concerned with moneymaking. No car or motorcycle company should be allowing their output to be used for savagery.
The message appeared in the fourth edition of Azan, an English-language magazine published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Written by a man claiming to be a Western-born Jihadi operating in Afghanistan or Pakistan, the call to arms appeared along with an homage to the Honda 125 in its Steeds of War feature, crediting the $700 motorbike with helping defeat “crusader” forces.
[...] More than 300 Britons are fighting with jihadist groups in Syria, according to intelligence sources, raising fresh fears they will return trained in some of the latest terrorist techniques.
The latest issue of Azan says attacks at home are more effective than fighting overseas.
[...] Along with the usual carefully selected quotations from the Prophet Mohammed and Osama bin Laden, the magazine also includes a tribute to the Honda 125 motorbike.
Models — armed with an AK-47 and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher – demonstrate how it is deployed in combat, complete with MP3 player to allow attackers to listen to the Koran on long journeys.
And authorities in the west are going to have to be careful about jihad recruits returning with the potential of committing violence at home. If the culprits have already gone overseas, they should not be allowed back in.