Patriot Groups throughout Arizona
Last updated at 12:19 AM on 19th August 2011
Jihadists are being encouraged to strike America in a sickening new way by bombing the funerals of U.S. service members killed in action.
A recent post on the Ansar al-Mujahedeen web forum cites 2009's Fort Hood massacre as a truiumph.
It urges readers to conceal suicide vests under fake military uniforms to get close to funeral VIPs like military brass and state governors.
New terror target: Jihadists are being told that military funerals are an easy way to get at commanders and state leaders
An unnamed author on the site writes: 'There is no doubt that targeting America in these times will have a significant impact in hastening its withdrawal from the countries it occupies, on top of which is Afghanistan.'
He also said he hoped an attack would compound the global economic crisis.
The writer states that security is 'almost non-existent' at the funerals, according to a translation by the SITE Institute's terror monitoring service.
Chaos and carnage: SWAT teams converge on a building during the Fort Hood massacre which left 13 people dead
But the writer is clearly ill-informed.
Police and volunteers like the Patriot Guard Riders swarm the rites to shield relatives and other mourners from the media and from demonstrators like the protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church.
The Westboro church's members, protected by Constitutional rights the troops died defending, argue U.S. military deaths are God's punishment for the country's tolerance of homosexuality.
This week SITE translated a post from another extremist forum calling for the assassination of TV host David Letterman for joking about the death of Pakistani terror boss Ilyas Kashmiri.