WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Martyrdom is the surest way to experience the joys of the afterlife, Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki writes in the latest al-Qaida magazine.
The first edition of the Inspire magazine from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula featured an article that instructed readers on how to "make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom."
The second 74-page edition, released this week, includes instructions on how to use a vehicle to "mow down" the enemies of Islam.
The latest magazine, which was provided to United Press International by Washington's Middle East Media Research Institute, contains two articles by Awlaki, the ideological leader of AQAP, the Yemeni branch of al-Qaida.
Awlaki admitted to having an e-mail conversation with the accused triggerman in the November shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas. He is also linked to the suspected would-be bomber of a passenger plane bound for Detroit on Christmas Day.
His role as an al-Qaida leader earned him a spot on Washington's hit list earlier this year.
In his article "The Prize Awaiting the Shahid (martyr)," the U.S.-born cleric describes the awards awaiting those who die in an Islamic holy war. Awlaki in the article writes of perpetual peace and the virtues of Allah in the afterlife.
"Nothing stands between you and this enjoyment expect dying as a shahid," Awlaki writes.