"ISIS has issued guidance in a little-noticed manual for the so-called 'lone wolves' who have become a major concern of U.S. law-enforcement officials," writes Michael Maloof.
"The 63-page, English-language manual, 'Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen,' said to have been authored by three former members of the intelligence service of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein who now work with ISIS in its self-proclaimed caliphate capital of Raqqa, Syria.
"The manual, adapted from an older al-Qaida online Arabic language course, gives lessons to clandestine small-cell and individual jihadist.
"To avoid detection by U.S. law enforcement, the manual calls on individuals and cells to maintain constant vigilance disclosing information on a strictly need-to-know basis and varying daily routines.
"In addition, it covers how to devise a cover story, maintain safe houses, maintain weapons security and safely transport them and other cell operatives. It also tells how to perform surveillance of a target and detect surveillance by law enforcement.
"The manual strongly advises covert cell operatives to blend in with their surroundings and not to draw any attention to themselves.
"It instructs the operatives to recruit mostly family members or individuals with whom they have had lifelong relationships. In addition, covert operatives should not keep weapons or incriminating documents in their homes. They should hide their Muslim identity by wearing a Christian cross, ensure there is no Quran app on their smart phones, don’t exhibit prayer beads, cut off beards and stay away from mosques."
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To those who respond to your criticism of Islam by saying they know a neighbor or a guy at work who is a Muslim and he's a nice person, you can answer that it really doesn't matter. His niceness is not necessarily an indication of what he believes or what he is willing to do. His professed faith, however, IS an indication of what he believes.