Foued Mohammed-Aggad, a Frenchman who was among the Islamic State fighters to attack Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, appears in an undated propaganda video. (militant video via AP)
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Daesh recruits have poor grasp of IslamThe militant employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of one to three, to rate their knowledge of Islam. An AP analysis of thousands of leaked Daesh documents reveals most of its recruits from its earliest days came with only the most basic knowledge of Islam.According to the documents, which were acquired by the Syrian opposition site Zaman al-Wasl and shared with the AP, 70 percent of recruits were listed as having just "basic" knowledge of Shariah – the lowest possible choice. Around 24 percent were categorized as having an "intermediate" knowledge, with just 5 percent considered advanced students of Islam. As a convert with almost no knowledge in Islam, he says he was easy prey.
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