This Al-Qaeda Manual, discovered during an English terror raid, has been known for some time. I quoted from it recently, here and here. But here is a new story about it from Canada’s Global National, with thanks to Cindy:
TORONTO — A recent terror raid in England resulted in the discovery of a so-called ‘Al Qaeda Manual,’ a complex guide to waging Islamic Jihad — from tips on organizing military bases in apartment hideouts to what Jihadists should do if they get caught by Western authorities — with alarming real-life parallels in Canada’s recent terror sweep investigation.
The document, titled “The Al Qaeda Manual,” was apparently discovered by Greater Manchester Police after a terror raid in the Manchester metropolitan area. It was apparently found on a computer and later translated into English, revealing an alarmingly militant doctrine.
“Alarmingly militant” only to those who haven’t been paying attention up to now.
While Islamic leaders frequently spread a message of peace, the message in the manual’s ‘Declaration of Jihad’ is entirely different, asking explicitly for a confrontation with a “dialogue of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing and destruction, and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun.”
The document appears to contain eighteen lessons, and include complex instructions on such topics as:
- Obtaining counterfeit currency and forging documents,
- Organizing military bases,
- Means of communication and transportation,
- Training (for attacks),
- Buying and securing weapons,
- Espionage and intelligence-gathering
The eighteenth lesson, titled “Prisons and Detention Centres,” provides information to jihadist if they are captured and face trial; including instructions that encourage ‘fighters’ to claim torture and mistreatment while in prison and resort to hunger strikes if possible.
And it is these lessons that bear alarming similarity to claims being made in Canada’s recent terror arrests.