The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder reports that the first-ever English-language magazine purportedly written by al-Qaeda officials has surfaced in the vibrant online jihadi community. The magazine, "Inspire," contains such violent (and unintentionally, one assumes, humorous) tips as "how to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." If the magazine is real, it raises an interesting question: What exactly happens at the Inspire editorial meetings? A number of foreign affairs journalists, combining their knowledge of terrorism with their experience at editorial meetings, are venturing a few guesses.

"What if we put Osama on the cover of every issue? Worked for Oprah." #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


Can we get a fatwa on what constitutes a halal sports section? It can't just be bouzkashi!  #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


How can we fact check whether the "bomb in the kitchen of your mom" recipe works? #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via HootSuite


"I dunno, I feel like this 'The Jihadi case for Israel' piece is just sort of contrarian for its own sake..." #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


"I'm sorry, Ayman, but we're can't publish your piece on Yemeni basketweaving as jihad. It's too in the weeds." #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


"AP or Chicago Manual of Style? Which one is under the thumb of the global Zionist conspiracy?"  #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


"Yeah, I didn't like the hed either, but Osama's really attached to it. He thinks that pun is hilarious." #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


"You know we should really get Mark Thiessen to do a guest op-ed." #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


"Did you pick up the phone or did you just pull this quote from Zawahiri's press release?" #inspireeditorialmeetingsless than a minute ago via web


I'm looking forward to the spinoff, al Qat Fancyless than a minute ago via web