June 14, 2005

Online Instructions: How to get into Iraq and Become a Terrorist

iraq_jihad_routes.jpg Jihadweb has published an online guide on how to become a terrorist in Iraq. The instructions (in Arabic) can be downloaded here by clicking the image to the right. I'm making it available since I have an odd feeling this site won't be up very much longer ;-) [UPDATE: DOWN LIKE A CLOWN CHARLIE BROWN]

After describing how to mentally and physically prepare for becoming a terrorist in Iraq (including the instructions that you should never turn down a suicide mission) the author goes on to give advice on how to get into Iraq. First, get in touch with your local Salaafist group. This would be any mosque with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamist groups.

Next, get yourself into Syria. From SITE's translation include:

After providing guidelines through which a potential mujahideen should mentally prepare himself for battle, the author supplies information on how to reach Iraq and the mujahideen. He states that " Salafist jihadists are in most of the Arab countries…most of these have good relations with the mujahideen groups in Iraq and, through these groups, hundreds of thousands have reached the land of the two rivers." Meanwhile, the author urges readers to be cautious, warning that "…getting near some of them may lead to you getting persecuted. Try to get in touch with them in a very secret way…."

Once the potential mujahid is ready to enter Iraq, the author suggests entering into Iraq "…via the Syrian lands." He notes that while "There is a saying that the Syrian regime turns their face [away] from the mujahideen who take secret roads" Syrian authorities are nonetheless "…complicating things at the entry and exit front, so make your entry to Syria via Turkey, or for a good reason. Your parents should know the reason [by which you are professing to enter Syria]… and it is good if you have your passport with an entry via to Turkey, so you can pretend that you’re in transit to Turkey." One a further note, he suggests that potential insurgents "wear jeans and eat donuts and use a walkman which has a tape of any singer" in order to appear westernized, and thus less of a threat. [full translation available by subscription at SITE]

Just to show you where these guys stand, and to avoid the frequent charge made against me that I don't really know the website in question is pro-terrorist, here is a screenshot of one of their many banners. Any questions?


By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:16 AM | Comments |