A chilling ISIS document has been translated by experts at King's College London
The twisted death cult are desperately trying to conjure up new strategies to survive after the jihadi group suffered a devastating loss of territory in its Iraqi and Syrian strongholds.
The terror organisation has released a directive called ‘Media Operative, You Are A Mujahid, Too’ which has been analysed by experts at King’s College London.
Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs
ISIS Media booklet
The ISIS propaganda states: “Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs” and has “far-reaching potential to change the balance in respect to the war between the Muslims and their enemies.”
It claimed the West is “angered and terrorised by jihadi media”.
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It was translated by researchers at King’s College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) as part of a report on Isis’ “information warfare”.
The booklet continued: “Media operatives are at the forefront of the conflict, in the heart of the war, within the furnace of its battles. They participate alongside their brothers, fighting against the enemies of Allah on the Earth and raising aloft the flag of jihad.”
“It is no exaggeration to say that the media operative is a martyrdom-seeker without a belt. This decoration is well-deserved.”
As well as its sickening execution videos, the group distributes bloody battle footage alongside images attempting to depict the idyllic everyday life in the so-called caliphate.
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Charlie Winter, the author of the ICSR report, said: “There was a growing sense of awareness among Isis propagandists that things aren’t going well”.
Al-Qaeda previously avoided extinction by adopting an underground network when its military engagements started to fail.
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Twisted death cult might go underground as they increase propaganda war
The worry is the psychotic organisation will be tough to eradicate, the ICSR report added: “The organisation has used propaganda to cultivate digital strategic depth. Due to this effort, the caliphate idea will exist long beyond its proto-state.
“If compelled to, the group’s true believers will simply retreat into the virtual world, where they will use the vast archive of propaganda assembled by the group over these past few years to keep themselves buoyant with nostalgia.”
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