A Little Late to the Party: Al-Qaeda Magazine Pokes Fun at Anthony Weiner

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This full-page ad mocking former Rep. Anthony Weiner appeared in the latest issue of a magazine reported to be published by al-Qaeda.

We may be at war, but we still laugh at the same jokes.

Ever since Anthony Weiner’s June 21 resignation, the media circus surrounding Weinergate has relatively died down. After all, there’s another technology-related debacle that the world is now focused on. But al-Qaeda, though a bit late in the game, has decided to make its own public jab against the disgraced former congressman. Turns out, terrorists can’t resist making a crotch joke, too.

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In the latest edition of the terrorist organization’s e-magazine, Inspire, a faux full-page ad, “brought to you by a Cold Diss,” features the Queens rep speaking before the House. The words below read: “An angry Weiner head.”

Weiner, who resigned after admitting he had tweeted explicit photos of himself to several women and repeatedly lied about it, pissed off the militant group when he successfully called on YouTube to remove the hundreds of videos posted on the site that featured radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, reported the New York Daily News.

The mock ad references this incident in a paragraph that includes Weiner’s statement about the controversial videos: “There is no reason we should give killers like al-Awlaki access to one of the world’s largest bully pulpits so they can inspire more violent acts within our borders, or anywhere else in the world.”

Before Weiner admitted to sending a lewd photo to a woman via Twitter, he also tried to blame the incident on hackers abroad. “Maybe it will turn out that this is the point of al-Qaeda’s sword,” Weiner said in early June.

Inspire is a periodical magazine issued by the al-Qaeda organization in the Arabian peninsula. Former Weiner constituent, 25-year-old Samir Khan of Queens, who wrote the latest issue’s cover story on the death of Osama bin Laden, is the publisher of the English-language magazine, according to the Daily News report.

The entire issue, which includes a story on how to make acetone peroxide, can be downloaded here.

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