ISIS to Jihadists: Use Fake Apartment, Job, Craigslist Ads to Lure Hostage, Murder Victims
The Islamic State magazine that has published tutorials on vehicle, knife and arson attacks as a tool of lone jihad is now encouraging terrorists to acquire guns at shows and shops and take hostages not for ransom but "to create as much carnage and terror as one possibly can."
The latest issue of Rumiyah magazine, distributed online in 10 languages including English, offers another installment of the "Just Terror Tactics" series, praising lone jihadists including U.S. terrorists who have "set heroic examples with their operations."
The objective of taking hostages, would-be jihadists are told, is "not to hold large numbers of the kuffar hostage in order to negotiate one’s demands," but to sow terror with "the language of force, the language of killing, stabbing and slitting throats, chopping off heads, flattening them under trucks, and burning them alive, until they give the jizyah [tax] while they are in a state of humiliation."
"The scenario for such an attack is that one assaults a busy, public, and enclosed location and rounds up the kuffar [disbelievers] who are present. Having gained control over the victims, one should then proceed to slaughter as many of them as he possibly can before the initial police response, as was outstandingly demonstrated by the mujahidin who carried out the Bataclan theatre massacre during the course of the blessed Paris raid," the article instructs.
Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen "superbly demonstrated this scenario" of taking hostages simply to delay police while killing them "when, having armed himself with an assault rifle and a handgun, he single-handedly slaughtered 49 sodomites."
Jihadists are told that Europeans should try to acquire guns in conflict zones or from underground dealers, and "much like its Crusader European counterparts, the UK faces a gun control dilemma as it feebly attempts to fend off the influx of weapons, but to no avail" so attackers are advised to find guns "readily available for purchase on the streets of Britain."
In the United States, "anything from a single-shot shotgun all the way up to a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle can be purchased at showrooms or through online sales – by way of private dealers – with no background checks, and without requiring either an ID or a gun license," ISIS states. "And with approximately 5,000 gun shows taking place annually within the United States, the acquisition of firearms becomes a very easy matter."
They include a picture of an unidentified gun show with the caption, "Gun conventions represent an easier means of arming oneself for an attack."
Jihadists are advised to refrain from casually asking people where they can get guns, lest they end up "bringing upon oneself unnecessary suspicion."
Another suggestion for gun acquisition in the ISIS article is staging a ram-and-grab burglary driving a car into a gun shop when it's closed.