- The Washington Times - Friday, April 3, 2015

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that bombmaking guides like “The Anarchist Cookbook” and al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine are not protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.

The California Democrat was commenting on the arrests Thursday of two women accused of plotting a terror attack in New York City, CNS News reported.

“I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine,” Ms. Feinstein said in a statement shortly after the arrests were announced. “These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.”

“The arrests of two women in New York accused of plotting to carry out bombings remind us that the threat of terrorism inside the United States endures,” she said. “We must remain vigilant against these types of attacks and place a high priority on tracking and interdicting such plots.”

“The Anarchist Cookbook” was published in 1971 by author William Powell, who declared in 2013 that it should be taken out of print following a high school shooting in Colorado.

Inspire is an English language online magazine reported to be published by the organization Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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