RAQQA – Anyone wants a passport to heaven, anyone? Well, the concept may seem alien, but Daesh militants have been using yet another tactic to brainwash naïve people to demonize them and exploit them to carry out attacks across Syria and Iraq.
According to Sputnik report, recently Syrian Defense Forces discovered copies of “passports to heaven” in the liberated areas of Raqqa.
— Roj Mousa (@RojMousa) June 19, 2017
Daesh was issuing “passports” to encourage terrorists to carry out suicide attacks, become martyrs and go straight to paradise.
The passport tactic makes brainwashed terrorists believe that they will be rewarded with virgins in heaven if they die to protect the terrorist organization across Syria and Iraq and particularly in Raqqa where the battles for its liberation are raging.
In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria.
ISIS’ "Passport to Paradise” for Suicide Bombers (Found in Raqqa, Syria) pic.twitter.com/wEMoqcXXYa
— Abu Kafir al-Hulanda (@KufriusMaximus) June 22, 2017
With a passport in hand, the prospect of traveling straight to heaven seemed like a good reward for many of the militants who carried out deadly attacks, a recent one being in Baghdad where a bomb explosion near an ice cream shop killed 15 and injured 50 civilians.
The passports were professionally printed in green and gold and contained scriptures from the Quran in both English and Arabic.
The passports did not, however, contain any personal information about the holder of such a document.