Newest Marauding Toyota ‘Technical’

From Quartz we have some of the aswers as to “How did the Toyota pickup become terrorists’ favorite truck?”.

The Islamic State’s plentiful propaganda videos, known mainly for their shocking and gory content, have recently featured something particularly strange and anachronistic: loads of Toyota trucks and SUVs.

The US government has asked the Japanese auto maker—the second-largest in the world—why the terrorist group has so many of its vehicles. Toyota says it does not know.

The company, which insists it doesn’t sell vehicles to purchasers who might modify them for terrorist activities, is now supporting a US Treasury Department investigation into how these vehicles are ending up in ISIL’s hands. Lukman Failey, the Iraqi ambassador to the US, told ABC News that Iraq believes ISIS has acquired “hundreds” of brand-new Toyota vehicles in recent years—from no clear source. “Regrettably, the Toyota Land Cruiser and Hilux have effectively become almost part of the ISIS brand,” Mark Wallace, a former United Nations ambassador and the current head of an anti-terrorism non-profit, said.

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