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1/13/2006

Does al Qaeda Have Its Own Lumbergh?

Filed under: World — Dangerous Dan @ 9:22 pm

So it turns out that al Qaeda has a jihadi application form. Who knew? U.S. prosecutors in the Jose Padilla trial say they obtained Padilla's app (view the pdf here) along with many others during the Afghanistan invasion. New folks who entered the country wanting to become mujahadeen filled out a form for the al Qaeda “suits” (robes?) and answered such mundane questions as those pertaining to birthdate, degrees, and hobbies. Strangely, there's not a single question relating to whether you'd be willing to blow yourself up.

I suppose even terrorist organizations have to deal with boring paper shuffling and administrative work. All I know is that I'd pay good money to see an Office Space-style movie about al Qaeda:

bin Laden: Hello, Abu. What's happening? We need to talk about your WMD reports.
Abu Mohammed: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Zawahiri talked to me about it.
bin Laden: Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo?
Abu Mohammed: Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy. The problem is, I just forgot this one time. And I've already taken care of it so it's not even a problem anymore.
bin Laden: Yeah. It's just that we're putting new coversheets on all the WMD reports before they go out now. So if you could just remember to do that from now on, that'd be great. All right!

(links via MM)

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  1. Padilla filled out form that included his hobbies

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