SANAA, Yemen, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An article in al-Qaida's online English magazine calls on Muslims in the West to arm vehicles with spiked battering rams and then target crowded areas.
The article, called "The Ultimate Mowing Machine," shows an illustration of a civilian four-by-four truck and suggests turning the vehicle into a spike battering ram, Middle East Online said Wednesday.
"If you have access to firearms, carry them with you so that you may use them to finish off your work if your vehicle gets grounded during the attack," the article says, warning operatives to be prepared to die for the cause.
"After such an attack we believe it would be difficult to get away safely. Hence, it should be considered a martyrdom operation," it said.
Details of the al-Qaida's online magazine called Inspire, published by the Yemen-based wing of the terrorist organization, encourages Muslims to recruit Westerners to the jihadi cause.
Al-Qaida supporters are also urged to launch attacks in Israel, the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland and other countries "where the government and public sentiment is in support of the occupation of Palestine," the site said.
Another section, called "My Life in Jihad", profiles American citizen Samir Khan, who the U.S. intelligence believes to be hiding in Yemen. Khan used to operate out of his parents' basement in New York, the article says.
In the article Khan is quoted saying, "I'm proud to be a traitor in America's eyes just as much as I'm proud to be a Muslim. "And I take this opportunity to accentuate my oath of allegiance to the ferocious lion, the champion of jihad, the humble servant of God, my beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may Allah protect him."
Another article called "How to communicate with us" provides a number of al-Qaida e-mail addresses, including one with U.S. software giant Microsoft's free Web mail service, Hotmail, the site said.
The group suggests that would-be recruits to its global struggle to restore the Muslim Caliphate download encryption software before sending messages in order to "avoid detection from the intelligence services."