In a new French video purportedly released by the Islamic State with English subtitles, ISIS presents a tutorial video on how to kill “disbelievers,” including the execution of a man on a crucifix. We have edited the video to remove a majority of the instructional aspects.
The video was released on ISIS terrorist channels on November 26. “Muwahhid” is a Quranic term for “a believer in Allah,” but in current times specifically refers to a believer in the hardline Salafist Sunni interpretation of Islam. ISIS is a Sunni Salafist Muslim terrorist group.
The video begins with a French Islamist nasheed, or song, and footage and images of past ISIS attacks across the world. Terrorism referenced in the montage include terrorist attacks carried out in Germany, Finland, Russia, the United States, France, and more. After a brief discussion of airstrikes on ISIS in the Middle East, the topic of the video centers on “revenge” and suggests that the simplest weapons for ISIS sympathizers to use abroad is either a knife or an improvised explosive device (IED).
The rest of the video is an instructional video on how to attack “disbelievers” with the weapons. Included in the how-to’s are executions of ISIS “spies” by knife and by suicide vest.
In the knife attack portion of the video, a French-speaking ISIS militant addresses the camera and explains on how best to choose a knife for an attack. He then goes on how to demonstrate, with the aid of another ISIS militant, where on a body to attack people with knives.
Later, an ISIS militant in a kitchen presents a how-to on how to construct an IED. We have removed this portion of the video.
In the last part of the video, a “spy” named ‘Abd Isma’il Muhammad ash-Shayk, 23, is foced to run for his life while wearing a backpack containing a bomb. He is alleged to have been working with the Kurdish PKK to conduct a car bombing on ISIS in their “capital” of Raqqa. As he runs, ISIS militants fire at his feet. They then detonate the bomb.
ISIS then shows footage of an alleged ISIS sympathizer preparing for an attack.
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