The "biggest contribution" jihadists can make to their cause is launching "further attacks in the West," a new issue of a jihadist magazine says.
"The damage that is caused to the kuffar (unbelievers) is far greater when an attack is carried out against them on their own soil, in comparison to when their troops abroad are attacked," says an article in Azan magazine entitled "To the Jihadis of the West."
The author suggests there should be an attack every month to get the people to pressure their leaders to change their foreign policies toward Muslim nations. Muslims from Western countries are best suited to carry out these attacks because they "can work there without arousing suspicion."
The magazine, issued by the Taliban in Khurasan, targets American Muslims for recruitment, suggesting no Muslim in America is immune from persecution. And it invokes the narrative considered most effective at radicalizing young Muslims, saying America is at war with Islam.
"The kuffar will always hate the Muslims, unless the Muslims abandon their belief or follow the kuffar's way," says in an article actually entitled "It's a war against Islam" "And the day is not far off when they (Muslims) will be told directly to either abandon Islam or head for the concentration camps or the gallows."
American Muslims are also repeatedly urged to follow the path of notable American jihadists, namely Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were leaders in Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who were killed in a September 2011 drone strike. Khan was the founding publisher of Inspire magazine, which offered similar exhortations for attacks and provided how-to instructions.
It tells Muslim students they can engage in unrestricted dawah if they join the jihadist cause without fear of being arrested by the police.
"Could Samir Khan have published Inspire Magazine had he stayed in the USA? Or could I be writing freely for Azan Magazine if I stayed at home? So abandon this thought and join us," Abu Salamah Al-Muhajir writes in "To the Jihadis of the West."
Like Inspire, Azan is distributed by AQAP.