ISIS issued a booklet as a guide for ‘home grown’ operatives. Its grotesquely ironic title is “Safety and Security for Lone Wolf Mujahideen”.
Blending in is key. Nightclubs, where it is loud and people are drunk, are good places to meet for planning. Wear Christian crosses, avoid traditional Muslim greetings, shave off beards. Don’t forget the aftershave. The guidelines are all of a theme: don’t look like a Muslim.
The introduction says: “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.
How best not to look like a Muslim than to look like a Christian? As long as that doesn’t look strange.
It is permissible for you to wear a necklace showing a Christian cross. 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.
They don’t seem very worried about the authorities.
The author says:” One of the brothers was traveling on a fake Portuguese passport from the UK to Canada.“The brother had political refugee status in Britain so nothing serious happened to him.
“In the case of lone wolves, you are protected because you have a western passport.”
The booklet also claims the terror attack scenarios used in police training are actually helpful to the jihadis.
They teach us things we have never thought of and we can see their weaknesses.
Paris attack ringleaders Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salah Abdeslam had begun to look more Western, stopped attending mosques and living a party life prior to the attack.
So how soon before the media start referring to apparently Christian terrorists?
Such helpful folks.