See Al-Qaida’s surprisingly corporate application form

WATCH ABOVE: The CIA has released more than 100 documents seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden four years ago. The papers shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda’s former leader. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Wannabe terrorists pining to join Al-Qaida apparently had to fill out a job application similar (with some very notable exceptions) to the run-of-the-mill applications found in corporate North America.

The application is a fill-in-the-blank form for terrorist candidates, and was released along with more than 100 declassified documents seized during the raid of Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

The corporate-style application form asks a number of questions you might see on an application for any other job, including their highest level of education, and languages spoken.

It also asks future terrorists to list their hobbies:

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Well-rounded candidates were also sought out in the application, as it asks people to list their “favourite material” (science or literature), their area of expertise, and whether they’ve travelled to “western countries.”

The application also makes some more extreme measures sound like a normal step in the career of a terrorist by asking “do you wish to execute a suicide operation?” and “who should we contact in case you became a martyr?”

See the full application below:


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