The book tells readers how to “surprise the enemy” by evading security agencies.
“Any operation that doesn’t have a strong security and precaution base is deemed to fail, just like a big building needs strong foundations,” it says. “Security precautions are the foundations of any operation.”
It says that lone wolves in particular should try and blend with the local population, including by “not looking like a Muslim”.
“That means shaving your beard, wearing western clothes and not attending mosque too frequently. Always look like any random tourist or normal traveller,” it says. “Make the colours go with each other. Wearing a red or yellow shirt with black pants (trousers) will get you noticed as someone who is not used to this kind of clothing. Also, no need to put on new clothes, as that can be suspicious. Some brothers like to buy entirely new cloths, from top to bottom including shoes, but that will get too much attention. Use generic alcoholic perfume as everyone does, and if you are a man, use perfume for men. Leave behind the prayer mat, take some cash, and if you have fake documents, make sure they have the same name in them. A lot of brothers have been caught because of that, so try as much as you can to have all your documents bearing the same name: ID card, passport, driver’s licence.”
Why the book is being released now by ISIL is unclear but according to British Prime Minister David Cameron, about 9 Terrorist attacks from Isil last year were foiled by the British military and police, meaning Isil is becoming aware of the increased global watch and surveillance on it’s activities world wide