On Sunday The Islamic State re-released an instructional ebook about how to survive as an undercover ISIS Agent in the West.
The 71 page ebook, entitled "How to survive in the West - A Mujahid Guide", instructs readers on how to hide their extremist identity, bomb making, transporting weapons, counterintelligence and guerrilla warfare. It also demonstrates how to use social media and the "dark web" to recruit and communicate with other members.
The unknown author's book claims to be a guide for Muslims who are living in a majority non-Muslim land , or a country where the rulers are harsh towards the believers. It gives examples of different scenarios the reader may get into and how to react. "It will teach you how to be a secret agent who lives a double life, something Muslims will have to do to survive in the coming years."
"The author of this book has been studying the global jihad for 10+ years, so he has knowledge of the different types of jihad groups in the world and how they achieved their losses and successes. I hope you benefit from this book . And there is no power or refuge except from Allah, so ask Him for it, because you'll need it!"
In the first couple of chapters, the author instructs his readers on how to blend in with "non believers" by: shaving their beards, dressing as non believers, disguising their accents, and lying about their religious beliefs. He explains that Allah approves of lying to non-believers. The remaining chapters focus on earning money through fraud and internet piracy, training with weapons and making bombs with household items.
The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) was proclaimed in April 2013. Al-Sham has been most commonly translated from Arabic as the Levant, hence ISIL. It was previously known as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic State of Iraq. Last May, the terrorist organization warned that they have 71 fighters in 15 different states and they 23 have signed up already for Jihadist missions in America.
In February FBI Director James Comey told attendees at the National Association of Attorneys General meeting; "We have investigations of people in various stages of radicalizing in all 50 states. This isn't a New York phenomenon or a Washington phenomenon. This is all 50 states and in ways that are very hard to see." He added that "we have a very hard task in trying to identify and stop anyone inspired to launch an attack inside the U.S. homeland."