British ISIS militant releases ‘tourist guide to the Caliphate’
This is a far cry from the torture and brutality frequently brandished by ISIS militants
A British militant has released an e-book comparing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s self-declared “caliphate” to a “plush holiday resort” in an attempt to convince people to join the community, the Independent reported this week.
“A Brief Guide to the Islamic State” was released on Monday by the militant known as Abu Rumaysah, who reportedly left the UK to join ISIS.
According to the Independent, the 46 page document conveys the supposedly relaxed lifestyle of ISIS by describing its food, weather, transport, technology, people, and education system.
In the e-book, Abu Rumaysah includes a menu of popular foods served in the territory, which consists of sheesh kebabs, falafel sandwiches and chocolate.
This is a far cry from the torture and brutality frequently brandished by ISIS militants.
The e-book states: “Snickers, Kit Kat, Bounty, Twix, Kinder Surprise, Cadburys – yes, yes we have it all.”
The militant also compared ISIS to London and its diverse community.
“If you thought London or New York was cosmopolitan then wait until you step foot in the Islamic State, because it screams diversity,” the e-book reads, according to the Independent.
Abu Rumaysah goes on to compare ISIS-held areas as a “plush holiday resort.”
He does, however, end on an aggressive note, saying: “When we descend on the streets of London, Paris and Washington the taste will be far bitterer, because not only will we spill your blood, but we will also demolish your statues, erase your history and, most painfully, convert your children who will then go on to champion our name and curse their forefathers.”