Islamic State terrorist channels have released “how to” videos for would-be suicide bombers on their encrypted chat networks and public social media sites.
It is not the first time a terrorist group has disseminated such information online. In December 2010, al-Qaeda released a 102-page manual that “explains how to find ingredients from everyday sources and how to mix explosives, including those used in the July 7 bombings and the recent ink cartridge bomb found at East Midlands airport,” reports The Telegraph.
The July 7, 2005 London bombings were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings in central London that targeted civilians using the public transport system during rush hour. 56 people, including the the 4 perpetrators, were killed. Another 784 were injured. The attack is believed to have been inspired by American-Yemeni jihadist preacher and al-Qaeda “commander” Anwar al-Awlaki.
Her death and the death of other civilians in the operation has led to Yemen withdrawing permission for U.S. antiterror ground missions, reports The New York Times.
More recently, ISIS released a video in November 2016 titled “You Must Fight Them O Muwahhid,” which is a how-to on killing non-Muslims. “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. Like al-Qaeda, ISIS is a Sunni Salafist Muslim terrorist group. However, the two groups are at war with each other.
The ISIS 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. Watch the edited version of the video here.
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