And yet despite the fact that these instructions include the directive not to appear too obviously Islamic, echoing an Al-Qaeda manual discovered recently, Western journalists will no doubt continue to point to the Western dress of those arrested for jihad terror activity as evidence that they were not actually observant Muslims. “Islamist Al-Hesbah Website Plan of Action for the Jihad Fighter: How to Kill a Westerner in the Arabian Peninsula,” from MEMRI, with thanks to all who sent this in:
On August 4, 2006, the Al-Hesbah website published instructions on “How to Kill a Crusader in the Arabian Peninsula.” The document was signed by Amer Al-Najdi, and dated June 15, 2006.
“Below I will explain the jihadist way of action and the security measures to be employed by the jihad fighter [when he wants to kill a Westerner]:
“First of all, before carrying out the operation, pray [to Allah] to guide you on the good path.
“[Regarding your] external appearance – Try as much as possible to look like someone who is not religious. For example, wear [a kuffiyeh] with an ‘aqal instead of a turban, and wear cheap dark glasses during the day and regular glasses at night. Your clothes must be long, and try if at all possible for them to be heel-length, or longer; don’t be afraid of this. Wear a sport suit or a regular suit. Similarly, it is greatly preferable to be shaven.
“[Regarding] the items or the clothing in [your] car – Immediately get rid of everything in your car that indicates that you are religious, such as jihad cassettes, small papers such as post-its… The most important thing there must not be anything in the car indicating that the owner is a religious man… so that if the dogs of the security [apparatuses], the emergency [apparatuses], or the other [apparatuses] stop you in a suspicious place and search your car they will find nothing proving that you are religious, and will release you right away.
“While you are carrying out the operation, be careful not to take your cell phone with you – especially if it has a camera – so that it won’t cause you, or your friends whose numbers are in the phone, problems with unknown consequences.
“Some Ways to Find a Crusader [i.e. a Westerner] or a Dog From the Security Apparatus
“In order to carry out the operation when the time comes, you must have a weapon (a pistol or a submachine gun) or a good knife, if you are interested in slaughtering this infidel or this [Saudi] dog…
“[How to find a target] in the Crusader settlements [i.e. compounds] that are found everywhere:
“The first method: At about seven AM, pass by the settlement and check only how these Crusaders leave it, and what road they take. Beware, my jihad-fighting brother, to pass by only once, because the military dogs at the gates [of the settlement] might suspect you and detain you.
“Two or three days later, pass by the [same] settlement, but don’t go near it as you did the first time. That is, go straight to the road where [the settlement residents] go, and wait for them by the side of the road, and when you see one of these Crusaders, follow him.
“It is best to change vehicles each time, if you can. While following the Crusader, be very careful not to be exposed. For the most part, especially these days, they are feeling safer, because there are not many operations against them. But the jihad wave is approaching, and Allah will conceal this matter from them….
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