Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula released a video calling for lone wolf attacks and praising attackers like Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, according to SITE Intelligence Group, a jihadist monitoring organization.
The video was produced by AQAP's al-Malahem Media Foundation and released on August 4, 2015, the SITE Intelligence website stated.
In the video, AQAP official Abu al-Miqdad al-Kindi (AKA Khalid bin Umar Batarfi), who was freed from a Yemeni prison in April of 2015, condemned "America France and other kufr [disbeliever] nations" that "assist and make legislations to protect those who abuse Islam and the Prophets." To that point, he stressed, "And as you put limits to freedom of expression and punish whomever goes against them, it is upon us to punish whoever transgresses out boundaries and sanctities."
In reference to Abdulazeez he said, "And the latest operation of Muhammad Abdulaziz, which occurred in the heart of American soil, is a clear evidence of that. He penetrated the base killing and injuring American marines in a blessed Jihadi operation. We ask Allah to accept him and raise his status among martyrs."