Issue Three Of English-Language Jihadi Magazine Calls On Muslims To Target Embassies, Courts, Security Check Points, Includes Bombmaking Instructions

March 17, 2022

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On March 16, 2022, "Taghut Slayer," a jihadi user of the Al-Qaeda-operated Rocket Chat server published[1] the third issue of the English-language "Mujahedeen in the West" magazine, which includes a message to the "slaves of Allah" to attack embassies, courts, and checkpoints. The eight-page issue includes bombmaking instructions using SolidOx, a substance used in "wielding applications as an oxidizing agent for the hot flame needed to melt metal."

Hijra Is A Religious Duty Not Limited To The Prophet's Companions
The first article in the magazine, which is produced by a group called Hurras Al-Tawheed, argues that the concept of hijra, that is relocating from the abode of unbelief to the abode of Islam, is still a religious duty that is not limited to the companions of the prophet. Dismissing the argument of the scholars who say hijra was a religious duty for the prophet's companions, the magazine states: "This is false: Hijrah will not cease to exist until the day of judgment. These munafiqeen [hypocrites] are tricking you to join them in their evil because they are scared to go against their taghut [tyrant] leaders. Woe to the liars, as the angels told the Muslims who remained [i.e., refrained from joining the mujahideen] and were given hellfire. The angels told the Muslims who did not do hijrah that their destination will be JAHANNAM [hell]."

To support its argument, the magazine cited the following two hadeeth followed by their sources: "'Hijrah will not cease until repentance ceases. And repentance will not cease (to be accepted) until the sun rises from where it sets (i.e., the west).' [Ahmad, 16882] Prophet (saw) said: 'I disown every Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen [the polytheists].' [Abu Dawood, 2645]."

Calls For Attacks On Embassies, Courts And Checkpoints
The second article, which is titled "Message from A Brother At Hurras Al-Tawheed For the Westerners," praised the "slaves of Allah," saying: "you are the light of tawheed [monotheism] in the darkness of kufr [unbelief]. Everyone around you is breathing shirk [polytheism], yet you give da'wah [preaching] and try your utmost to speak the truth even though they can put you in jail. Be patient for the reward of Allah."

After citing Quran 47:35: "So do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of [the reward of] your deeds," the article addressed "the LionS of Allah," and urged them: "Do not waste your time on small lone wolf attacks, go to their embassies, courts, security checkpoints and strike them in their gathering of unbelief. Let the blamers blame! While you are in jannah [paradise] after your operation, the munafiqeen will suffer in their graves."

The article then condemned the "slaves of the taghut" for trying "to reform the religion of Islam" and "change its traditions" together with the "unbelievers" and stressed that "no matter how much money you and your masters invest into your attack. Allah has made His religion prevail!"

Praising young Muslims who live and go to school in "the abode of unbelief" but "still manage to be guided by Allah and choose to live for the religion of Allah and not the religion of Democracy," the article states: "They did not submit to the fragile emasculated, pro-feminist, pro-LGBTQTAGHUT+ 'Islam.' Rather! They chose to submit to the religion of Allah, where there is clear distinguish between men and women, God and man." The article concluded by addressing the "hypocrites" saying: "You are angry that the believers still manage to be guided even though you and your dogs try your utmost best to extinguish the light of Islam. You called our leaders 'terrorists' and 'extremists,' yet, they [the Muslim youth] still manage to see through your falsehood. So die in your rage!"

Bomb-Making Instruction "In Three Simple Steps"
The third article, which includes bombmaking instructions that involve the use of SolidOx and following "just three simple steps." The article begins by describing SolidOx, saying it "comes in an aluminum can containing six grey sticks, and can be bought at various hardware stores. It is used in wielding applications as an oxidizing agent for the hot flame needed to melt metal. The active ingredient in SolidOx is potassium chlorate."

After warning that SolidOx is an "extremely powerful substance" and that those who intend to use it should be "extremely careful during the entire process and avoid friction, heat and flame," the article provided the following instructions: "1: Open the can of Solidox, and remove all 6 sticks. One by one, grind up each of the sticks (preferably with a mortar and pestle) into the finest powder possible. 2: The ration for mixing the sugar with Solidox is 1:1, so weigh the Solidox powder, and grind up the equivalent amount of sugar. 3: Mix equivalent amounts of Solidox powder, and sugar in a 1:1 ratio. You need to have an energy source for an explosion. The most common and readily available energy source is common household sugar, or sucrose. In theory, glucose would be the purest source of energy, but it is difficult to find good supply of glucose."

The Reason For The Magazine's Brevity
Explaining the reason behind the magazine's use of short articles and a relatively low number of pages, the fourth article mentioned that those behind the magazine have realized that "quick, simple and true" information needed to be spread and noted that they "have understood that the youth are used to short and quick information."

The magazine publishers noted that they have "gathered many weapons and ideas for the mujahideen to use, but we are picking only those who are easy to make and easy to understand how to make." They further explained that "Westerners (Muslim or non)" consume content on social media platforms such as TikTok for "quick and easy haram [forbidden] to your eyes," and the same is true for "Youtube shorts. We have adapted our da'wah [preaching], so the youth can access it easily and spread it easily."

A Message To Anti-Jihadi Social Media Users And Writers
The last article is titled "Kafir [unbeliever] Feedback," is addressed to social media users, namely Twitter users and other writers who discuss jihadi issues, and states: "We enjoy your distress by our magazines. May our words continue to give you restless nights. We see your tweets, and articles. Go ahead! Continue barking and tweeting. While we can enjoy your concern and distress. The majority of disbelievers will not even listen to you. Funny how you try to 'save' them."

The second issue of the magazine, which was released on February 22, 2021, included a threat to the "the disbelievers," that Muslims who live in the West will kill them and called on the mujahideen to "fertilize the land [of Palestine] with the blood of the Jews" and on "lone wolves" to carry out attacks against "unbelievers."[2]

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