"Any hobbies or pastimes?". "What other languages do you speak and at what level?". "What objectives would you would like to accomplish on your jihad path?". "Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?". Not your standard job application, but some of the questions are familiar to corporate jobs you'd apply for.

The US government recently declassified a whole host of documents they obtained from Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, one of which was the application form used to recruit new members to Al Qaeda. Yes, they had an actual application form.

With instructions such as "please write clearly and legibly" and "If you would like to discuss any further issue, please tell your direct brother supervisor", it reads as something you'd expect from job in finance or a big tech firm like Google or Facebook, not a terrorist organisation bent on destroying the Western world.

Vox got there hands on the translated form and published it for public inspection, and it would almost be amusing if it weren't so terrifying. This is clearly an organisation that is far more organised than the powers that be would have you believe.

Via Vox/Slideshare/DNI.gov