High net wor th James Glancy

Chief Executive Officer
terrorism and DIY
jihadismmap Laura Hawkes
Associate, Consulting
What can we take from Islamic
State’s latest edition of their online
magazine, Rumiyah?

Terrorism as a threat to finances is often overlooked as well as large corporations viewed as symbols of
in favour of organised criminality online. In the latest corrupt globalisation. The new ISIS article states,
edition of the ISIS magazine, Rumiyah, intended for “Whether the financial damage is on an individual
western radical audiences, the terrorist-organisation kafir or the cause of perpetual loss to a business, the
called for targeted attacks against high net-worth Muslim in Dar al-Kufr has the opportunity to follow this
individuals and corporations. This edition was released blessed sunnah, striking terror by stalking the kuffar
in the Islamic calendar month of Rajab, falling this year and causing them economic harm.”
between 29th March and 26th April. In it lies a clear During the past year we have seen a systematic
dichotomy, painting the world in black-and-white, of descaling of ISIS efforts to lure recruits to their
right and wrong, using theological justifications to kill ‘Caliphate’, and a push for attacks within European
the rich; “Just as the blood of the kafir is halal to shed, borders by home-grown radicals. The terrorist threat
so too is the kafir’s wealth halal to take.” landscape along with their modus operandi and
This move by ISIS to target the wealthy can be seen targeting patterns will continue to evolve. By its very
in tandem with their substantial military defeats over nature terrorism must adapt to more stringent national
the past ten months in Iraq and Syria, including parts security measures implemented on the heels of prior
of Mosul and the symbolically infamous town of Dabiq. successful attacks, while pioneering new methods
Since then, there has been a notable switch from of destruction. As such, it is not simply enough to
sophisticated and well-orchestrated attacks in the turn off your geo-located social media posts or build
west, such as the Paris attacks in November 2015, to impenetrable walls in your home.
calls for more primitive and simplistic methods; a ‘DIY
Jihadism’. In the October 2016 edition of Rumiyah,
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“Just as the blood of the kafir
the group urged lone wolf assailants to “overcome
their squeamishness” and carry out knife attacks,
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online and offline world against the physical and cyber
even offering advice on blade types and their easy threat posed by terrorism and organised crime. For kafir’s wealth halal to take.”
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denotes a clear adaptation of al-Qaeda’s practice Islamic State magazine, ‘Rumiyah’,
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of ‘economic terrorism’, which specifically targeted business, our consultants design optimum procedures March 2017
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