In the latest issue of Rumiyah, an ISIS online propaganda magazine, the Islamic State suggests the use of fire as a weapon in future attacks.
“This is a quick option for anyone intending to join the just terror campaign,” says the 5th issue of the ISIS magazine. “With some simple and readily accessible materials (i.e. flammables), one can easily terrorize an entire nation.”
Scarlett Fahkar provides more details in today’s DML REPORT:
In the article, “Just Terror Tactics,” ISIS calls on followers to set fire to a wide-range of places to cause mass destruction.
The article says, “Throughout history and until the present day, incendiary attacks have played a significant role in modern and guerrilla warfare, as well as in ‘lone wolf’ terrorism. Such attacks have been behind the destruction of towns, neighborhoods, and public, private, and governmental property, while likewise claiming numerous lives.”
The article adds, “Because many flammables are a part of everyday living, arson attacks are extremely difficult to prevent. Indeed, no more than a large container of gasoline (petrol) is needed for a successful attack. Of course, the gasoline can be acquired from any local gas station, where it is filled into the container. This procedure should not arouse any suspicion, as it is quite common to follow, especially when obtaining gas for a lawnmower, amongst other reasons.”
The First Baptist Dallas Church is a specific target listed in the magazine, and ISIS says it is “a popular Crusader gathering place waiting to be burned down.”
The article also lists factories, hospitals, nightclubs, schools, Shia mosques, banks, etc., as additional targets.
Urgently pushing for arson attacks in the West in Rumiyah, IS lists hospitals, schools, nightclubs, churches, Shia mosques, etc as targets pic.twitter.com/yOvpWh90RJ
— Michael S. Smith II (@MichaelSSmithII) January 6, 2017
The article ends by saying, “Arson attacks should in no way be belittled. They cause great economic destruction and emotional havoc and can be repeated very easily. Even if such attacks do not always result in the killing of the enemies, Allah has promised to reward the mujahid for simply harming and enraging them.”
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