It painstakingly explains how Sharia law requires and justifies their attacks on America, it advises them to take six months to a year to plan secure operations, it teaches them how to build bombs and use a variety of weapons to kill Americans, it provides role models for them to emulate, and now it is telling them how to finance their operations.

Unfortunately, al-Qaeda’s creative and sustained campaign is already reaping benefits by winning over American traitors. In Inspire’s letters-to-the-editor section, an American Muslim calling himself Hamza announces:

The release of your majestic magazine brought tears to my eyes, brothers. I cannot convey how excited I am to see such wonderful words pour from the page like the blood from a kafr. The words are blessed by Allah, and will give much strength to the brothers here among the Americans.

Given the fact that al-Awlaki is the rising star of the international jihad movement who has personally motivated dozens of terrorists — including the would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, Nidal Hasan (the Ft. Hood massacre), and underwear bomber Umar Farouk — there is every reason to fear that more American Muslims like Hamza will respond to his new ruling by launching criminal campaigns to finance their jihad against America.