The ISIS group has instructed its Western terror recruits to embark upon “simple and effective” spontaneous attacks, rather than making “intricate” plans, in the latest edition of its online propagand
The ISIS group has instructed its Western terror recruits to embark upon “simple and effective” spontaneous attacks, rather than making “intricate” plans, in the latest edition of its online propaganda magazine.
“Indeed, you are behind enemy lines, able to strike them where it hurts them most. The command is clear. Kill the disbelievers,” the article in Dabiq reads.
“As for a final word of advice... Do not make intricate plans, but instead keep it simple and effective. If you can obtain a weapon, do so and use it as soon as possible and in a place that will cause the most damage and panic,” it adds.
In the article written by an American Muslim convert fighting in Syria, followers in the West are urged to carry out attacks at home if they are thwarted from travelling to West Asia.
“If you are unable to do so, know that you have been blessed with the opportunity to serve a much greater purpose than dwelling among Muslims,” it says in its message to Western ISIS recruits.
The instructions, reported in the Sunday Times, emerge as Scotland Yard chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe warned that it was “a case of when, not if” there would be an attack in the UK. The force had also recently announced 600 more armed officers to guard London.