In issue No. 9 of al Qaeda's English language "Inspire" magazine, there's a section called "Open Source Jihad." In it, the author uses pictures and diagrams to show readers how to start forest fires in America using what he calls "ember bombs."
"I think the scariest thing about this is the extreme detail in which al Qaeda lays these instructions out," CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck said.
"They talk about the correct wind patterns to set a forest fire in," Stakelbeck explained. "The right season, the right time of year, the correct temperature - all designed to cause the maximum amount of carnage and death."
The article even urges would-be terrorists to target the state of Montana.
"In America, there are more houses built in the countryside than in the cities," the author wrote. "It is difficult to choose a better place than in the valleys of Montana where the population increases rapidly." (...)