Tuesday, May 15, 2012

English language guide published for Westerners wanting to join Al Qaeda

Preacher: The guide was written by Samir Khan who was killed by U.S. airstrikes in Yemen

A bizarre 'must-read' English language manual for Westerners wanting to become a terrorist has been published by Al Qaeda, it emerged today.

The glossy 16-page guide includes rules that recruits must follow as well as recommendations on how to cope with the hardships and dangers of life as a jihad.

It includes everyday advice on taking showers, camping and how to avoid difficult questions - but also suggests new recruits target the U.S..

The guide was written by Samir Khan, an American who served as the top propagandist for the Yemen-based branch of Al Qaeda, who was killed by US Hellfire missiles during a drone attack.

He died in September 2011, along with the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al Awlak.

It starts by saying: 'For those Muslims coming from the West, this is a must read document as it includes an invaluable information which will enable them to appropriately understand the importance of their role in the scale of this battle and provide them with a visibility to aptly choose their next step.' Read More