Al-Qaeda offers 6.6 lbs/3 kgs of gold to kill U.S. Ambassador

Al-Qaeda offers 6.6 lbs/3 kgs of gold to kill U.S. Ambassador

AQAP leadership airing their dirty laundry.
AQAP leadership airing their dirty laundry.

When 72 virgins just isn’t enough…

The terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has offered a reward to whoever assassinates the American Ambassador to Yemen. The bounty will be presented in the form of slightly more than six and a half pounds of gold.

TheNewAmerican.com reports that Ambassador to Sana’a Gerald Feierstein now has a price on his head of $160,000 (£260,048), according to an audio tape released by the terrorists.

As cited by SITE Intelligence Group, AQAP claims the bounties were offered

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to encourage our Muslim Ummah (nation) and to expand the circle of the jihad by the masses.

The Arabian branch office of the Al-Qaeda organization worldwide, ADAP is also offering a standing reward of 5 million Yemeni Rials ($23,350/£37,951) for each American Serviceman killed in Yemen.

In a 2010 report from ABC News, unemployment in Yemen stands at 50 percent. And of those “lucky enough” to actually have a job, yearly income in the Arabian nation is no more than $900 (£554).

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.