ALEPPO – The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) urged its followers in the West to pretend to be Christians before carrying out terrorist attacks.
The group released a new 58-page terror pamphlet titled “Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen”, instructing its adherents on how to “bring victory to Islam”.
“We present you this modest work for lone wolf Mujahideen and small cells of brothers who want to bring victory to this religion. This is originally a series of lecture in 30 parts by Aby Abdallah al-Adam (rahimahullah) about safety & security in Jihadi work. It was initially meant for Mujahideen groups (organizations) and not lone wolves, but we have tried to adapt it and pick what’s important and leave what’s not relevant for an individual Mujahid and small groups,” the pamphlet’s intro reads.
“No doubt that today, at the era of the lone wolves, brothers in the West need to know some important things about safety in order to ensure success in their operations. We have also adapted some parts, taking into account the latest technological advances, for example in the field of encryption and safety of documents. This series was released by al-Fajr Media Centre a few years ago, in Arabic. We thought a lot of non-Arabic speaking brothers would find it interesting and may apply it in their blessed operations. We ask Allah to accept our work and we ask you in advance to excuse us for any typo or errors. All good in this work is from Allah, and the mistakes are from us alone.”
The Islamic State provides in its new release suggestions for Western terrorists, including shaving beards, forgoing religious clothing and wearing crucifix necklaces.
“It is permissible in such cases for you to wear a necklace showing a Christian cross,” the radical group advises its followers in the West. “As you know, Christians (or even atheist Westerners with Christian background) wear crosses on their necklaces. But don’t wear a cross necklace if you have a Muslim name on your passport, as that may look strange.”
The terror group is reportedly trying to step up its attacks in the West, especially in countries that participate in the ongoing airstrikes against its positions in Syria and Iraq.
Reporting by: Helin Saeed
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