Islamic State: Seized ISIS Laptop Yields Videos How to Make Bomb, Steal Car, Disguise To Avoid Arrest
By Vittorio Hernandez | August 30, 2014 2:23 PM EST
A laptop seized from an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter yielded details on how jihadists would operate in their terrorism campaign. Among the files found in the computer in an ISIS hideout raided in earlier part of 2014 were instructions on how to make bombs, how to build biological weapons of mass destruction, steal a vehicle and use disguise to avoid arrest.
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The ISIS hideout raid, made in January, was at Idlib, a province in Syria near the Turkish border. Abu Alio, the commander of the moderate group, handed over the black laptop to Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa, reporters of Foreign Policy, according to Gizmondo.
Besides the instructions, the contents would give the reader a wide range of materials to explain the ideology of jihadi groups as well as learn about the practical training materials on how to carry out campaign that would take lives.Osama bin Laden could be seen in some of the videos.
The report identified the owner of the laptop, which didn't have a password, as Muhammad S, an ex-chemistry and biology student at the Tunisia University before he likely went to Syria to join jihadists. The content of the computer suggest that the owner was studying the use of biological weapons. His photo and several university exams are on the laptop's hard drive.
His research focused on the bubonic plague, which was the subject of a fatwa by Saudi cleric Nasir al-Fahd, who said the Prophet would be happy if the plague could be unleashed to wipe out Europe.
The fatwa states, quoted by Fox News,: "If Muslims cannot defeat the kafir [unbelievers] in a different way, it is permissible to use weapons of mass destruction ... Even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth."
Fortunately, terror groups have not been successful in acquiring or developing such technology, although an expert told Foreign Policy that ISIS is capable of producing such weapons, but lacks a workable distribution system.
More explanation about the bubonic plague in this video:
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