Date: 19 Aug 2009


STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO MAKING AN ISLAMIC BOMB. Terror Textbook: Step-By-Step Guide To Jihad 10:30am UK, Monday August 17, 2009 Alex Crawford, Asia correspondent, in Afghanistan Sky News has obtained a manual for terrorist training camps, not yet published in Afghanistan, which gives an extraordinary insight into the mind of the militant. The glossy front cover of the terrorist training manual, which is written in Pashto The manual is 150 pages long and has a glossy cover. It is packed full of information for the terrorist with detailed diagrams on how to build bombs, how to identify different weapons and even the ethics of fighting jihad (holy war). The Americans know that for Mujahideen to make a roadside bomb it costs less than $100 (61). Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Mujahideen leader The author has an Iranian name and it is written in Pashto with excerpts from the Quran in Arabic. There is a symbol on the back cover of two hands shaking. One is American and one is Saudi Arabian - the symbol adopted by al Qaeda. The detailed terror textbook runs to ten chapters We are told by our contact that this is the text book used by al Qaeda, the Taliban and Hizb-e-Islami and probably any number of other militant groups believed to be training on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. It is certainly illegal and unlawful and extremely rare. I was told I was the only person outside the close-knit terrorist publishing group who had one. It is a mine of information. There are 10 chapters which examine everything you would need to know about being a jihadi. There are chapters on the ethics and rules of jihad, different kinds of fighting, security and intelligence, tactics, maps of fighting and weapons. There are at least three chapters on making different bombs including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as the military calls them - roadside bombs. In this chapter, the author talks about the care taken when building an IED and how it is essential to use good batteries. There is even a picture of an Energiser battery as an example of a good brand. Blast from an IED "Set yourself up some distance from the bomb," the author says. "If you are in a built-up area, the remote control will work up to 1km away but a lot further in open spaces, up to 4km away." The terrorist is told he has to punch in security numbers and a password into the remote for it to work and that is it better to attack slow-moving military vehicles, which are going over speed bumps or inclines. It is an astonishing insight and an indication of just how sophisticated and detailed the militant operation has become. 000000000