ISIS puts a new twist on terror recruiting: big money
TUNIS, TUNISIA — For Mohammed Bel Jayyed, the path to a martyr’s death under the flag of the Islamic State began with dreams of a Tunisian patisserie and the girl next door.
It was 2012 when he got engaged to a neighbor’s daughter, moving closer to his hope of one day raising a family. But the double shifts he was working in posh patisseries frequented by the Tunisian elite were not moving him closer to his goal of owning his own shop. In fact, the $180 he was scraping together each month was not even enough for him to move into a home of his own.
Without that, the marriage was on hold.
Within two years, with barely enough money to care for his mother and two sisters,and no prospects for change, Mr. Bel Jayyed had left for Libya. – READ MORE