Islamic State Released A Detailed Guide For ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists Wanting To Stab Police Officers More Than 3 Months Ago…..And, It Is Still Available On The Internet/Worldwide Web
Ian Gallagher had an article on the Daily Mail Online’s website (March 25, 2017), which will no doubt make some people’s blood boil. He writes that the Islamic State (ISIS) posted a guide on the Internet more than 3 months ago which was a tutorial potential ‘lone wolf’ terrorists could use when they decide to carry out a terrorist attack against non-believers — anywhere in the world. The “depraved guide” was prepared by ISIS’s Syrian-based ‘recruiters’ and, “could well have been seen by Khalid Masood, in the weeks before,” he went from the planning stage, to the execution phase last week in Britain.
The ISIS/militant jihadi group first posted their ‘how to kill infidel’s’ video on a messaging service called, the Telegram, which Mr. Gallagher adds is becoming increasingly favored by militant jihadists. “Sickeningly,” Mr. Gallagher writes, the video contains “an image and detailed instructions for where to stab someone if they are wearing body armor.” Of note, Scotland Yard revealed on Friday that the London policeman, Keith Palmer, who was fatally stabbed as he stood guard outside the Parliament in Westminster last week was wearing body armor at the time of the attack.
“Initially,” Mr. Gallagher notes, the video “was available to 250 private members, many of whom are ISIS recruiters, who then spread it on social media, where it has been seen by thousands. It remains on a website easily accessible on the open web. Last week it emerged that [an ISIS] guide to mounting [carrying out] a car [and truck] terror attack — were also available on Google and Twitter.”
Mr. Gallagjher notes that these despicable and “vile guides, remained online, despite widespread warnings that U.K. jihadis use them for training.” The ISIS instructional video,urges their followers to “deploy large vehicles as ‘tools of war’ — before going on a stabbing rampage –the template for last Wednesday’s atrocity in Westminster,” he wrote.
ISIS and al Qaeda changed their techniques, tactics, and procedures for how they communicate and coordinate their planned terrorist operations/attacks, in the aftermath of the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013. Indeed, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi referenced the Snowden leaks and how Western intelligence and law enforcement agencies attempted to monitor their communications — in several articles published on ISIS website, and social media. Baghdadi urged his members and followers to heed the sources and methods that Mr. Snowden said Western intelligence and law enforcement agencies were using to monitor the group’s activities. And, ISIS and al Qaeda both changed and enhanced their use of encryption software and migrated to social media apps such as the Telegram as a means to stay hidden while communicating on the Worldwide Web. An inconvenient byproduct of Mr. Snowden’s damaging leaks that seems to go unnoticed by those who admire the naive U.S. fugitive, holding out in Putin’s Russia. V/R, RCP