What it takes to join the Islamic State

Shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) is not the only requirement a mujahid (fighter) has to fulfill to be inducted into the Islamic State (IS). He is subjected to a systematic intellectual information based on books, publications and fatwas, accompanied by military training — including physical training and training on the use of different types of weapons. Subsequent to this and an assessment stage, the mujahid will be assigned to the appropriate position to serve IS.