New Delhi: Questions like date of birth, nationality, educational qualification, blood type and previous jihadi experience are among 23 queries which a new recruit has to answer before joining the dreaded terror group ISIS.
According to a cache of leaked documents, accessed by Britain-based Sky News, would-be jihadis have to first pass an ‘entrance test’ of the ISIS if they want to contribute in the struggle for a caliphate.
The ISIS, according to the leaked documents, asks new recruits to fill a host of information in 23 fields. The forms, all in Arabic language, were previously published online by Zaman Al Wasl, a pro-opposition Syrian news website.
The 23 questions are:
The British news channel claimed that it had obtained tens of thousands of documents, containing 22,000 names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts of ISIS militants.
Nationals from at least 51 countries, including Britain, had to give up their most personal information as they joined the organisation. The documents, all in Arabic language, reveal the identities of a number of previously unknown jihadists in Britain, across northern Europe, much of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in the US and Canada.
Some of the names in the documents are of fighters who have been already identified, such as Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from west London who once posted an image of himself on Twitter holding a severed head.
One of the files marked ‘martyrs’ detailed a brigade manned entirely by fighters who wanted to carry out suicide attacks and were trained to do so.
Some of the telephone numbers on the list are still active and it is believed that although many will be family members, a significant number of them are used by the jihadis themselves.
The documents were obtained from a man who uses the name Abu Hamed, a former Free Syrian Army member who joined ISIS. He stole the memory stick of documents and handed them over in Turkey to a journalist, explaining that he left because Islamic rules had collapsed inside the group.
Hamed claimed the group had given up on its headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa and was moving into the desert.