ISIS to Jihadis: 'Forget Guns, Just Stab Them!'

Who needs a gun when a knife will work just as well and may even be more effective in terrorizing “infidels”?

That’s the message of the Islamic State’s multi-language magazine, the latest issue of which hit the Internet this week advising would-be jihadists around the world to use knives and blades in night time stabbing campaigns.

And it seems ISIS’ hate-fueled rant may have already paid dividends as stabbings took place in Brussels, Belgium and in Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday.

ISIS issued the second edition of its magazine Rumiyah, meaning Rome. This magazine is published in English, Turkish, German, French, Indonesian, Russian, Arabic and Uyghur.

In the new PDF issue circulated widely on social media and Google Drive, an article assures would-be lone wolves that “one need not be a military expert or a martial arts master, or even own a gun or rifle in order to carry out a massacre or to kill and injure several disbelievers and terrorize an entire nation.”

Knife-wielding terrorists are advised to target smaller crowds or someone walking home from a night out or working the night shift, “or someone walking alone in a public park or rural forested area, or someone by himself in an alley close to a night club or another place of debauchery, or even someone out for a walk in a quiet neighborhood. One should consider canals, riversides, and beaches.”

Dispatching “infidels” with blades is not a method borrowed from any modern practitioners such as drug gangs or cartels, but from the history of Islam itself, says Dr. Timothy Furnish, a professor of history at Reinhardt University in Georgia and author of three books on Islam.

“The knife was a weapon with which the companions of Muhammad were well acquainted,” he told WND.

“Abdur-Razzaq as-San’ani reported in his hadith that a dagger, a type of knife, was the weapon used by Muhammad Ibn Maslamah in the assassination of the Jewish man Ka’b Ibn al-Ashraf, whom Allah’s Messenger ordered be killed,” said Furnish, whose latest book is “Sects, Lies and the Caliphate: Ten Years of Observations on Islam.”

“The overall objective of any just terror operation is to bring horror and misery to the enemies of Allah,” he added.

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