Good news for job hunters as one organization is recruiting new staff via the Internet. Candidates need to be able to work alone and use their own initiative, but long term prospects are poor as successful applicants will blow themselves up.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is advertising for suicide bombers across a number of jihadist web forums. The terrorist organizations preference is for "American, Israeli, French and British" applicants, that should contact al-Qaeda by email with details of their experience and proposed targets.
Alarabiya reported the advertisement reads: "The aim of this training is to continue with our brothers who are seeking to carry out operations that make for great killing and slaughtering of the enemies of Islam."
It goes on to say "It is clear now that the individual jihad, or what is called the lone wolf, has become more widespread and its features have started showing -- in summary, it is a complete jihadist operation to be carried out by a single bomber.”
The advertisement appeared on a number of forums including al-Fidaa, Shmoukh al-Islam and Honein. Al-Qaeda have developed their use of web technology in recent years, and is still publishing its flagship magazine "Inspire" which first appeared online in July 2010 according to the Washington Post.
Iran has also made use of the Internet to advertise for jihadists. In March 2011 it was reported that the Iranian website "Raheel" attracted "1858 volunteers with the aim of waging holy war" after calling for martyrs to target Bahrain.