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Instructions on How to Carry Out an Islamic Revolution Given on a Jihadist Message Board
By SITE Institute
February 18, 2005

A message entitled ?The Military Revolution? was posted on February 17, 2005 to a popular Jihadist message board that contains a specific section for jihad military training. The message includes instructions for carrying out a military revolution by force.

The message, written by an author identified only as ?Hamza?, calls on the armed forces to lead the revolution and points out, ?if we want the revolution to succeed, we must first and foremost rely on one basic element: the military.? The message explains that ?the revolution should be brought about by recruiting the military commanders and elements with the proper tenacity, who desire to change the present situation.? Different branches, including the air force, the infantry, the armored corps, the light armory, the communications unit, and the reserve forces are all called upon to complete important functions in the revolution.

The directions describe the places that must be seized; military bases, homes of senior officers, and communication centers: ?Communications should be cut off within the military base, and the people in them should be either killed or taken captive, relieved of all weapons and cellular phones.? The author also enumerates the targets that must be destroyed; the Ministry of Defense and General Staff, the Presidential Palace, the Ministry of the Interior and Intelligence, and the Airports.

The instructions conclude with emphasis on the speed of action, ?All this should take place simultaneously and rapidly, in the blink of an eye. Timing is extremely important: any delay in implementing the plan will have a direct impact on the status of the revolution.?

A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.

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