English language al-Qaeda training manual revealed
The guide includes rules such as keeping clean, not using mobile phones and thinking of virgins in paradise when bomber-drones are overhead. Described as a "must-read” source, it has emerged on the internet shortly after it was leaked that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular had been penetrated by a British spy who managed to smuggle out the latest version of their "underpants bomb”.
The guide was written by Samir Khan, an American who served as the top propagandist for the Yemen-based branch of the terrorist movement, which is considered the most dangerous to the West. He was killed by a drone attack in September, alongside AQAP’s chief ideologue, Anwar al-Awlaki,
Khan writes that he had been under the impression that he would be fighting most of the time after joining. "The reality is not quite like that,” he said.
The first section is titled "cleanliness” and says: "In some cases, you will be staying with a few brothers in a tight room or house”. "In order to avoid unnecessary problems, encourage yourself and your brothers to clean the room(s) on a regular basis. As for yourself, a daily shower is ideal but not possible in many cases.” (...)