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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Al Qaeda Ad Featuring SFO Tram Is Freaking Everyone Out

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM

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This recent Al Qaeda pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the Bay Area.

The image was used for the spring edition of the English-language Inspire -- an al Qaeda-run publication. But it's the caption accompanying the photo that's catching everyone's attention: "Simply stand up, pack your tools of destruction. Assemble your bomb. Ready for detonation."

Don't worry too much, officials in Washington believe it was only a stock photo of the airport tram, and the FBI has told multiple media outlets that there is no public safety threat specific to the Bay Area accompanying that ad. It appears the photo was randomly selected.

Deep breaths.

[via NBC News]

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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