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Al Qaeda ‘Hit List’ Targets Media Execs

An Al Qaeda website has published a list of 40 potential targets that includes names and photos of leaders in the United States government, national media and manufacturing. According to NBC New York, the FBI has notified law enforcement agencies of the list, which they are concerned about because of how detailed it is:

‘What’s scary about this is how specific the individual information is,’ said former New York State Homeland Security Director Michael Balboni. ‘What you don’t know is, when does aspirational become operational in cases like this, involving a possible lone actor here inspired by a website.’

Apparently 26 of the indiviuals on the list have photos attached, and the site is asking other militants to gather as much personal informaiton about them as possible, such as acquiring their home addresses.

The names on the list are not being disclosed as a safety precaution.

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