In a new manual issued online, the ISIS militants have asked the would-be jihadis to adopt western attire and appearance in order to avoid easy detection by security forces. It advises them to trim their beards, apply after shave, and wear western dresses, as well as don a Christian cross.
The manual titled ‘Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen says, “No doubt that today, at the era of the lone wolves, brothers in the West need to know some important things about safety in order to ensure success in their operations”.
The manual goes on to say, “We thought a lot of non-Arabic speaking brothers would find it interesting and may apply it in their blessed operations. If you can avoid having a beard, wearing qamis (kurta), using miswak (traditional toothbrush) and having a booklet of dhikr (Islamic worship) with you, it’s better.”
The booklet also advices the jihadists in the making on using perfume, by saying that, “If you want to use perfume, don’t use the oily, non-alcoholic perfume that Muslims use, instead use generic alcoholic perfume as everyone does, and if you are a man, use perfume for men.”
There are also suggestions for where to stash fake passports and to use nightclubs with loud music as the best place to “secretly discuss the details of an operation”.