al-Qaeda terror docs embedded in porn videos

al-Qaeda terror docs embedded in porn videos

A suspected al-Qaeda operative 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin was arrested in Berlin last year. He had returned from Pakistan via Budapest, Hungary, and then travelled overland to Germany and the airport officials were surprised to find a digital storage device and memory cards hidden in his underpants.

Buried inside them was a pornographic video called Kick Ass and a file marked Sexy Tanja. German investigators discovered encoded inside the actual video a treasure trove of intelligence – more than 100 al-Qaeda documents including terrorist training manuals in PDF format in German, English and Arabic and plots of carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

One document called ‘Future Works’ appears to have been the product of discussions to find new targets and methods of attack. German investigators believe it was written in 2009 – and that it remains the template for al Qaeda’s plans.


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