An ISIS terror manual is circulating in Europe that instructs jihadists on how to blend in with the West to avoid being detected before carrying out terrorist attacks. Instructions include avoiding mosques, shaving beards, and wearing Christian crosses as to not appear Muslim.
The how-to guide, Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen, relies heavily on the "importance of surprise when launching an attack to cause maximum impact," as reported by UK's Express.
It also explains how nightclubs, full of loud music and drunk people, are the perfect place to discuss terror plans without being recorded or snooped on.
It has been translated into English as the manual explains: “No doubt that today, at the era of the lone wolves, brothers in the West need to know some important things about safety in order to ensure success in their operations. We thought a lot of non-Arabic speaking brothers would find it interesting and may apply it in their blessed operations.”
If you can avoid having a beard, wearing qamis, using miswak and having a booklet of dhikr with you, it’s better.
It is permissible for you to wear a necklace showing a Christian cross.
As you know, Christians - or even atheist Westerners with Christian background - wear crosses on their necklaces.
But don’t wear a cross necklace if you have a Muslim name on your passport, as that may look strange.
If you want to use perfume, don’t use the oily, non-alcoholic perfume that Muslims use, instead use generic alcoholic perfume as everyone does, and if you are a man, use perfume for men.
If you are wearing a watch, don’t wear it on your right hand, as this is a sign that you are religious.
If you have an engagement ring or something like that, it’s better to wear one in gold or better yet, don’t wear any ring at all.
A silver ring could tell you are religious, as Islam forbids wearing gold rings for men.
In all, the booklet, with burning buildings illustrated on the cover, is intended for operatives already in the West; those that know their surroundings, the normal day-to-day behaviors of European citizens.