Craigslist is a very neat place to find what you’re looking for at half the price, but it can also be a very scary place because you do not ever truly know who is behind the ad. Now you must also beware of possible ISIS propaganda.
Rumiyah, an Islamic State magazine, has been publishing tutorials on terror attacks, which focuses on attacks easier for lone wolves, such as vehicle, knife, and arson. One of the tactics to lure hostages in the article explains for them to do so by posting craigslist ads. A popular technique is to post about a studio apartment, and when the person arrives, they kill them.
Daily Mail reports:
The magazine, which is published online in ten languages, encourages terrorists to buy guns at shows and to ‘create as much carnage and terror as one possible (sic) can’ when taking hostages.
Meanwhile, ISIS is also creating a social media site where fanatics will be able to recruit others and share extremist material, a top EU official has said.
The magazine article says that the objective of taking hostages is ‘not to hold large numbers of the kuffar hostage in order to negotiate one’s demands’.
Instead, it says to create terror with ‘the language of force, the language of killing, stabbing and slitting throats, chopping off heads, flattening them under trucks, and burning them alive, until they give the jizyah [tax] while they are in a state of humiliation’, according to PJ Media.
The magazine suggested that terrorists take people hostage at malls, movie theaters, night clubs, ice-skating rinks, restaurants and college campuses.
But they were also encouraged to lure hostages through online advertisements on Craigslist, Gumtree, eBay and Loot.
One suggested lure was to advertise a studio apartment for rent, small enough not to ‘attract large families’, and trap and kill interested renters.
This just goes to show that they are smart and they will attack where we are not expecting them. It is our job to stay informed and always be alert! Now, more than ever, people need to practice their second amendment right to bear arms.
I keep my 9mm Smith and Wesson Shield on me at all times, as well as a shotgun in the guest room, and a 9mm Glock 19 next to the bed. You never know when you are going to need one!