New Al Qaeda Manual Reflects Changing Face of Terror
"The new manual, which allegedly surfaced on an Islamic Web forum sometime in March,
outlines a number of lessons, from how to form a terror cell to fundraising efforts.
It advocates assassinations by shooting, poisoning and booby-trapping cell phones and computers.
The manual prioritizes targets by ranking and lists categories such as "high profile," which represent presidents and prime ministers.
Targeted organizations have a similar ranking, in which state sponsored groups are listed as “high-potential” organizations.
Recruits are also told to organize credit card scams and to rob police stations in order to get weapons.
Most shocking are the lessons on kidnapping, with orders to slaughter hostages in a way that will terrify the public."