New ISIS manual shows US in crosshairs; FBI has 900 ongoing ISIS-related investigations

ByPamela Geller on November 12, 2015
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“You should make sure to not look particularly attached to religion. A man who works on a secret operation should meddle in the general population. If you can avoid having a beard, wearing qamis (Islamic clothes), using miswak (a sort of toothbrush recommended in the hadiths), and have a booklet of dhikr (Islamic devotional booklet) with you, it’s better. Also, you shouldn’t be going to often to places like mosques, Islamic institutes or Islamic libraries. You should also wear western-style cloths to appear neutral and not draw attention to yourself.”

In other words, look like the “moderates” that the US is betting its future upon. So what is the FBI’s plan for distinguishing ISIS sleeper agents from genuinely peaceful Muslims? They don’t have one, of course — if it were even possible.

900 active investigations of Islamic State jihadis in the US — why so many misunderstanders of the religion of peace?

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“Terrorist How-To Manual Shows US Homeland in ISIS Crosshairs,” Algemeiner, November 10, 2015:

A 64-page terrorist operations manual recently released by an Islamic State supporter on Twitter underscores concerns that the US homeland remains firmly in the group’s crosshairs. FBI Director James Comey told US intelligence officials last month that the Bureau has approximately 900 ongoing Islamic State-related inquiries, most of which involve homegrown suspects.

The manual, “Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen,” provides detailed instructions on successfully carrying out terror attacks.

“I think the manual format gives them sort of a how-to process and therefore it’s another indication of the danger we face in dealing with these self-motivated jihadists,” said former FBI Associate Deputy Director Oliver “Buck” Revell. “I think it shows a great deal of critical analysis at the heart of the movement and that they are certainly knowledgeable, and they are not ignorant of our methodologies and even our technical capabilities, and we would be wise not to underestimate their capabilities.”

A former high-ranking EU intelligence source tells the Investigative Project on Terrorism that three former members of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence service who currently are in Raqqa, Syria, wrote the English-language manual, which was derived from earlier Arabic lectures.

Manual Tells Jihadists to Conceal Their True Identities

It notably instructs lone jihadists and members of terrorist cells to conceal their Muslim identities in the West.

You should make sure to not look particularly attached to religion. A man who works on a secret operation should meddle in the general population. If you can avoid having a beard, wearing qamis (Islamic clothes), using miswak (a sort of toothbrush recommended in the hadiths), and have a booklet of dhikr (Islamic devotional booklet) with you, it’s better. Also, you shouldn’t be going to often to places like mosques, Islamic institutes or Islamic libraries. You should also wear western-style cloths to appear neutral and not draw attention to yourself.

The manual also directs jihadists to have plausible cover stories such as posing as engineers, doctors, or tourists, and instructs them not to rush their attacks.

“The advantage of the lone wolf here is that he is already established in the West, his entire life is a cover story – and a very strong one at that. So use that to your advantage. Be patient, don’t rush anything, put your trust in Allah,” it says….

The manual repeatedly cites the prophet Muhammad or his companions for religious justification for its recommendations….

“With the presence today of social media, Google and so on, collecting intel on a target has become significantly easier than 10 years ago. There is today a part you can do online from your home, and some other specific info you can complete with an inspection on the target’s location site,” the manual states.

All of this shows that the Islamic State knows a lot about us and our capabilities, and we would be foolish not to take them seriously — because they have the ability to collect and analyze intelligence and hit their targets, Revell said.

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  • chris wolf

    Above all, you should have a sharply defined, heavily starched crease in your slacks.

  • Steve Brown

    This is one of the best posts I have ever read. This information can not only save your life, it can also save America.

  • chris wolf

    obama is awarding a mixed-race veteran the Medal of Honor today for jumping on a terrorist motorcycle in Afghanistan, while a white guy, US Army Lt Clint Lorance, is sitting in a cell in Fort Leavenworth, found guilty of murder, for ordering his men to shoot two approaching insurgent motorcycles while on patrol in Iraq — a patrol from which all Lt Lorance’s men came back from in one piece.

    This is the deal we are offered by this evil globalist government and its supreme leader Mobama — whether police, soldiers, Israeli citizens or white Christian and Jewish men and women on the city streets of Europe and the United States — don’t do a thing until they attack you with lethal force — only then can you legally defend yourselves.

  • joker

    The bottom line is: they wish to take over the West but judging about their own historical track record who is going to look after them while they have taken over?
    Allahba for sure not.

    • RandallFlagg

      no, the bottom line is that America needs and deserves a spiral into the void of hell
      and it’s coming on swift wings

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Islam is a parasite, it cannot support itself, once the host is dead, so is islam, which is why it keeps trying to conquer more nations.

  • Armaros

    Obama’s world order will come home to roost

    • pdxnag

      His proud legacy. (You Infidel.)

  • pdxnag

    “Meddle/Meld in[to] the general population.” Funny little accidental Freidian slip up.

    Beware of any Muslim in a three piece suit. He might have read the pre-violent-conquest handbook from Islamic State or Muslim Brotherhood.

  • pdxnag

    Any Islamist filtering scheme that fails to raise a red flag with Huma Abedin is far too loose.

  • rambler

    Well, of course we’re in the crosshairs. So goes the USA, so goes the rest of the world. Only we are not like the rest of the world. The result they get may not be the result they wanted.

    • RandallFlagg

      Obama has instigated the blacks in America to rise into riotous spectacles so the population doesn’t see what he is doing with the muslim brotherhood’s infiltration into mainstream America.
      bet it wasn’t his crafting – someone with a working brain would have to do that- Obama thinks with his stiff one eye

    • Sandy C.

      Well, the world-wide invasion is on! Nothing gives these people the right to attack various countries’ borders no matter their circumstance. Too bad they did not show such aggression in their own countries to root out evil and/or make good places to live.

      It’s only a matter of time before Obama opens our doors to them. Obama would never want to betray his beloved Muslim brothers. Just look at how he sat on his hands while ISIS took over the middle east and Iran built up their nuclear program. He has destroyed our foreign policy. He has ruined our country.

      Stateside, Obama has crippled our economy. Everybody I know is either out of work or under-employed. And our expenses keep rising. My health insurance is now up to $400/month. Before the government touched it, it was $250/month! My auto insurance, which the government has yet to ruin, is thankfully only $24/month (from InsurancePanda). Please, Obama! Don’t try to socialize ANYTHING ELSE!

      Trump / Cruz 2016 unless you want this in the US. Probably our last chance to save America.

      • RandallFlagg

        there isn’t a way to improve Americas working class when the government’s spending is out of control 110 million on welfare- do the math- average is $16,000 per person per year times 110 million
        get it? America prints trillions of dollars every year with no gold to back it up- that means your dollars are worth less and less-
        kids graduate college today and are lucky to get a job that pays 30,000 a year- I made 30,000 without college in 1978- get it?
        and in 78 30,000 bought 3 times what 30,000 buys today.
        it’s done- wasted- trying a trump salvation is for naught
        pick Australia and fill out the application – get out now while they are still letting americans in

      • Richard

        SPAM! You posted this exact same comment on the “Canadian News Mag Puts Smiling Jihad Killer On Its Cover” thread as Kelly C. Word for word the exact same plug for Insurance Panda. Folks, note that this comment has nothing to do with the article. It has been prepared ahead of time to paste into the discussion.

      • winfidel


  • Joy

    Well that’s why whenever you hear about the so called “refugees” on the news they all say they are doctors and engineers. Obama has done nothing but destroy our country.

    • RandallFlagg

      the rich wont be harmed- it is the working class Obama hates- mostly whites in that group

      • Blurred Lines

        Obama seeks to replace the white majority working class, with a Hispanic / Afro / Muslim majority working class.

        Planet of the Apes in real life.

        • RandallFlagg

          the working class wishes to replace Obama with a human

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Like african or any muslims work? Really? When did they start?

  • atl slayer

    No surprises,.didn’t you (Pamela) coin the phrase ” the Ali G” jihadists…
    the point is and has been be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to all the odd things as they start adding up :|

    • RandallFlagg

      better move to Montana or better yet australia

      • atl slayer

        I’m not moving anywhere, I’m lying in wait, holding my position. :)

        • RandallFlagg

          setting on their butts and paying taxes is exactly what the grand scheme is hoping they do.

          • atl slayer

            Hahah, I don’t pay income taxes either, I won’t buy the bullets for my potential murderers :D

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            There was a famous phrase from a revolution once, maybe you’ve all heard it: “No taxation without representation”. Does anyone feel the corrupt bastages in the District of Criminals is representing their interests? The corrupt bastages that never saw an izlamic-petrodollar they didn’t want in their back pocket.

          • DemocracyRules

            Izlamis Tyranny:
            Not just the rich can play the bribery game. If every US citizen contributed $3.00, that would provide $1 billion to give to Obama right now, if he will leave office by tomorrow at noon. I predict he would go.

          • Dorrie


          • DemocracyRules

            Well, maybe shaking your head is the appropriate response. This idea is a “thought experiment”. My question was, if we did such a thing, would Obama quit? I don’t know.

            But I do think that there are ways for the citizenry to defeat ‘quid pro quo’ politics, where many things are done by paying people off, either with money or by conferring political favors.

          • Dorrie

            The ONLY way to get rid of Obama at this point is a MILITARY COUP – and we know that won’t happen because he’s already purged the military of over 300 top brass that he knew didn’t favor him.

          • atl slayer

            …also,.”lying in wait”is not the same thing as “sitting on your butt” :D

      • Mahou Shoujo

        How does tucking your tai between our legs and running of like a beaten dog improve anything?

        • RandallFlagg

          off not of

  • RandallFlagg

    will the little people in America arm themselves and loved ones and get training on how to defend themselves with deadly force or will they simply be victims?
    get a cap and ball replica of the 1858 remington pistol- no background check needed- then get a conversion cylinder to accept modern ammunition- no registering serial numbers at all- the Obama gun grabbers wont even know it exists.
    just in case folks- a wise investment

    • Finch

      If they did…it would be too late…as long as MSM is not telling the truth…

      Canada is in worse shape…having arms removed …they are totally helpless…

      and a new Prime Minister who openly visits mosques that are on a terror watch…

      governments around the world are condoning the invasion….why?

      • RandallFlagg

        because it is in the grand plan for humankind on earth to end.

        • Finch

          so this is the answer that the UN was seeking with Agenda 21?

          • RandallFlagg

            in a convoluted way yes
            humans suck! all of them. and if the power people wont drop the nukes to end it quickly then people vamping people will do nicely.
            more painful payback that way too

          • Finch


            when governments are encouraging the invasion and are expected to pass sharia law…

            there is little we can do…

            I would suggest that the vote is city …centralized and occupational healthy for government employment…

            rural area need to be beefed up with populous of like minded…

            in the end…your survival is based on you alone…gov. is rogue

          • RandallFlagg

            but is rural area’s beefing worthwhile or will the federal government come down on it. the old idea of a communal life has always been appealing. say: 10 families pool resources and buy a tract of land- farm equipment machine shop, power generating equipment etc.
            but the memory of Waco tells a story of the feds not liking to allow this sort of thing

          • Finch

            Points taken.

            Agenda 21

            Small, Rural and Northern Communities: Anatomy of Risk
            ( a 2004 Ontario Liberal paper )

          • Mike

            Oh. The government people who let them in won’t get away with it. They will have to convert or become demi’s or die. That is why it is so stupid.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        There is video of your new PM saying the shadada, the phrase which one recites when they convert to pi$$lam.

  • RandallFlagg

    if you haven’t done so- read the book about the dulles brothers- it explains why America needs and deserves this spiral into the void of hell
    and it is coming on swift wings-

  • RandallFlagg

    devolution is a long painful process. humans returning to aboriginal beings- and eventually returning to the primordial ooze from which they came

  • phone2000

    Half a billion guns, Isis….half a billion

    • Winged Hussar 1683

      We have only 300 million, but that’s enough to kill every ISIS terrorist.

  • DemocracyRules

    We NEED
    A post-Obama planning conference. Once this guy is gone, there will be lot of work to do. A high-profile conference would have a major political impact. As we outline what is needed, and discuss how to do it, the Obama-ites would become painfully aware that everything this imposter did is going to be ripped out, root, tree, and branch.

    Republicans already have a majority control of control the House, the Senate, and the Military. They are also the majority in Governorships, and State Houses. These are at record levels. US Conservatism isn’t going away.

    If there be one surviving sensible Democrat, they will attend that conference to see what is in store in future for Obama’s fantasy world. Key-note speaker: Pamela Geller.

    After that conference, the Dems will not sleep a wink.

    • Dorrie

      You’re assuming the U.S. will survive this last year of the Obama administration . . .

      • DemocracyRules

        Yes. The risk is real. And a planning conference could actually discuss this possibility, and develop strategies to ensure that the USA does survive this last year.

        • Dorrie

          Go for it. Who will you get to convene?

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    It sounds like the F.I.B. hardly has any time leftover for islamofauxbia investigations.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Doesn’t matter what evidence is found showing islamic crime in America, an executive order will erase and delete it from existence. It is going to take action by millions to take control of America back from those who would and are destroying it.

  • Po Tato

    Islamic State is only one of the most recent offshoots of the global islamic terrorist movement, IS is sponsored by Qatar, while the global islamic terrorist movement is largely bankrolled by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya (When Qaddafi was still alive), UAE, Malaysia and Pakistan

    If we focus our attention only on IS we are running the risk of looking at one tree while forgetting the rest of the forest

    The global islamic terrorist network has continued be a great threat to the entire world, and we must exterminate all of them, not just the Islamic State

    We must also exterminate all the sponsors of the Islamic terrorist movement worldwide, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Pakistan, Iran and Malaysia must also be exterminated !

  • Po Tato

    >… The advantage of the lone wolf …


    No one would wake up one day and suddenly decides to cut people’s heads off just because they feel like it – except for the extreme mental case

    All the so-called ‘islamic lone wolves’ are lies, DAMN LIES

    All the ‘lone wolf’ who carried out the terrible acts in the name of ‘allah’ are well prepped, receiving instruction from someone else, being encouraged by some imam or someone of power in the islamic hierarchy, and being aided in one way or another, by others from the moslem community

    I know, because I have been mingling with them moslems for many years — I know their culture, the way of those in ‘power’ giving ‘encouragement’ to the youngs (and those who have just been converted) to ‘prove your loyalty’

    It is very much like a gang culture, where young gang members are required to rob a store or kill someone or do something that the gang leader ask them to do as a proof of ‘loyalty’

  • Paul A Hall

    “Self motivated jihadists” says that former FBI agent . Is he just stupid or has he been corrupted by Obama? Without their religion, without the “how to” manuals all over the internet without their mosques you could say self motivated…but ALL those things are in play! Lone wolf, self motivated my arse!

  • NJK

    Gee, if they hadn’t of let them in, we wouldn’t be having this problem. Geniuses all of them. May they hit D.C. first with all of the politicians, the IRS, the EPA, and others in it.

  • Jeremiah

    Investigations will soon overwhelm our resources. It is a Sitzkrieg (on our side). We need progress rather than walking through molasses. If the FBI will not use its resources, then we must help. Islam is using this breathing room to get organized. We are wasting time!

  • David C. Telliho

    Golly, I feel so safe now. The FBI watching 900 of these nasties. Are they ( FBI ) protecting them? So they can carry out their deadly attacks? THEN arrest them, and boast ” we`ve had them on the watch list “. Bullfeathers. Run these islamist`s out of the country. Enforce the law for a change.