In a newly released video, the Islamic State praises the Nice and Orlando attacks – one carried out with firearms, the other with a truck. Both killed dozens. Killing the infidels is the important part, choice of tools isn’t.
After showing images of the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Rome, and the Statue of Liberty, the video encourages jihadists to diversify in their choice of weapons like the truck driver in Nice. They briefly show a do-it-yourself gun pattern, followed by a multi-bit ratcheting power screwdriver, a Louisville Slugger bat, a stock photo of a hand holding a test tube with an orange liquid, and a another stock photo of a hand holding a hypodermic needle with clear fluid inside.
Other suggestions include homemade explosives, a rock and a knife.
Bombs, knives, baseball bats – whatever tool one can lay their hands on in furtherance of a murderous ideology.