This undated file image posted on an extremist website on Jan. 14, 2014, shows ISIS fighters marching in Raqqa, Syria. (Militant photo via AP, File)
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'Islam for Dummies': ISIS recruits have poor grasp of faithThe extremist employment form asked the new recruits to rate their knowledge of Islam on a scale of one to three. "I realized that I was in the wrong place when they began to ask me questions on these forms like 'when you die, who should we call?'" said the 32-year-old European convert, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.He went to Syria in 2014 and said new recruits were shown ISIS propaganda videos on Islam, and that the visiting imams repeatedly praised martyrdom. An AP analysis of thousands of leaked ISIS documents reveals most of its recruits from its earliest days knew little about Islam. Around 24 percent were categorized as having an "intermediate" knowledge, and just 5 percent were considered advanced students of Islam.Ramadan, who teaches Islamic Studies at Oxford University and has written numerous books on Islam and the integration of Muslims in Europe, says Islamic scholars must challenge the radical discourse of groups such as ISIS.
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