Theres an old saying: ‘If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck’. ISIS has embraced the principle behind this saying and encourages its followers and supporters to employ a wide variety of ‘disguise and pretense’ tactics in order to facilitate terrorism through infiltration.

‘If it looks like a Westerner, behaves like a Westerner, and talks like a Westerner, then it probably is a Westerner’. Thats the version that ISIS seems to prefer, in the hope that ISIS terrorists can be mistaken for harmless and law abiding Westerners while spying and setting the stage for their next terrorist attacks.

Samuel Smith for the Christian Post reported that a detailed Islamic State “secret agent” training manual had been distributed on the Internet. It was designed to provide prospective ISIS supporters in Western nations with ways to disguise themselves and their motives when trying to plan and carrying out “lone wolf” attacks and espionage missions. The 71-page eBook made a number of recommendations on how best to do this. Proposals made to underground extremists in the West include the following: FULL REPORT