Wait, I thought if only they had jobs that they wouldn’t want to behead people and blow themselves up?
The bloodthirsty leader of the Islamic State was once a secretary working in office admin, newly released documents have revealed.
Brutal Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was captured by American soldiers in 2004 in Iraq, and records from the time have revealed his life before he turned to terror.
The declassified documents show that al-Baghdadi – registered under his real name of Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Al Badr – was held for 10 months in a military prison in the south of the country.
The terrorist’s status was listed as ‘civilian detainee’, which means he was not then officially thought to be an insurgent. His occupation was written as ‘Administrative Work (Secretary)’.
He was registered as married, and an uncle is listed as being his next of kin – although all of his relatives’ names have been redacted.
It is believed he was detained during a raid aimed at arresting his friend, named as Nessayif Numan Nessayif, in Fallujah.
The records, obtained by Business Insider, were released through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Although his date of birth is also redacted, he is believed to be 43-years old-and has a wife and a young son.
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