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IN People ON 23 Jun, 2016
ISIS is one of the top terrorist organizations in the world. It stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It was previously known as Jama'at al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad. It is run by only a few thousand people. ISI wants our kids to join them and they use Twitter for the same. And strangely, it works.
Coincidentally, we found these recruits sharing their experiences via Twitter. Their first world problems sounded like a freshman on vacation in South America.
Read on to find out.
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A Russian terrorist who calls herself "Green Bird of Dabiq" tweets that,
"I know it may be shirk but sometimes I do miss Starbucks. The coffee here is beyond wretched."
Another Belgium fighter tweets that the food ISIS serves is "urgh so disgusting" and whined, "when I came to the state I made it clear the first day, sorry, I don't like Arab food."
However, whining online about ISIS is plain risky. I must say they played it pretty close to their chest.
Yes, it's true. A woman tweeted, "Seriously, I am getting so tired of many men muhajirun now. I feel harassed so often now. Women can't do this or that. What is the point?"
She complains,"scream and talks to us in the street" and that "there is so little respect" for women in ISIS.
ISIS considers this food-for-thought. Watch this video and you'll see how serious they are. They also established a punishment system -- doling out 40 lashes to those who get caught smoking once... and executions for those who couldn't stop.
We all know how British people are obsessed with standing in queues. One day, a British man joined ISIS. It was an utter disbelief for him when he noticed when people don't wait for food in queue or unplug his charger so that they can charge their phones, how people steal shoes etc.
Many ISIS recruits are fed up of the Internet speed issue. One of them complained that his iPod doesn't work. Another protested that, "the internet is slower than Iran's nuclear program," while another complained that she had to go to roof of her building to get good cell phone reception.
Beheading videos for ISIS recruits be like, what's next on Game of Thrones. On one hand, where ISIS loves beheading innocent people, Americans hated them (not all).
In2015, ISIS announced that they'll stop making beheading videos, some ISIS members became angry.
Apparently, according to the recruits, ISIS is more boring than prison. One of them said that his job was no more than serving food and clothes, while another said that all he had to do is wash. Yes, they want to leave ISIS not because they kill people, but they are simply bored.
One woman posted a complaint that "The style here isn't really that nice and their makeup most of the time goes towards the clowny look." And according to the female recruiters, the fashion choices in Syria are little more limited than those in Europe.
Sometimes, being a part of it is not boring. Some recruits be like,"they want me to fight but I don't know how to fight."
Then, some wish to leave. In one month alone, ISIS lined up 120 fighters who wanted to go home and they shot them.