No doubt it’s all about urban warfare of peace. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Scaramouche:
A PROMINENT London-based Saudi dissident, Muhammed al-Massari, is running a website that features a guide to urban warfare for potential terrorists.
In a series of video and audio clips, the Beginner’s Guide for Mujahed gives detailed advice on physical training, the surveillance of enemy targets and operational tactics.
It features footage of an Arab instructor who recommends would-be holy warriors to invest in a knife for self-defence, saying: “Of course, this knife is mainly for stabbing and is not suitable or good for beheadings.”
Referring to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq whose followers murdered the British hostage Ken Bigley by slitting his throat, the instructor adds: “As far as beheadings are concerned, we ask our brothers to seek Abu Musab’s advice on this issue as he has more experience in this.”
Another section focuses on the use of binoculars and night vision equipment for the surveillance of “human enemy or enemy targets or vehicles”.
The instructor implores Allah to “grant his mujaheddin victory over . . . the Jews, the Americans and the apostates“.
An audio segment of the course posted on the website’s discussion forum advises that urban warfare is best conducted by several terrorist cells that may share a leader but should remain unknown to each other in case members are captured. One cell should stake out a target, another should acquire military equipment or explosives, and a third should actually mount the attack.
Massari’s website, www.tajdeed.net, also hosts a Hollywood-style film presenting a gory “top 10” of attacks by insurgents on westerners in Iraq and provides helpful tips for fighters trying to gain entry to the country.
A fatwa by Massari supporting “martyrdom operations”, which was originally posted on his website in 2002, was still accessible last week….
The 58-year-old Saudi exile, who lives in Wembley, north London, arrived in Britain in 1994 and has continuously campaigned for the replacement of the Saudi royal family by an Islamic regime.
And evidently no one in Britain saw such a call as having any implications for the long-term security of Britain itself.