The Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday released a tranche of English-language documents seized from Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that have shed new light on the former leader of al Qaeda, including that he was something of a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.
Another document that surfaced gives new meaning to the banality of evil: the al Qaeda job application form. As Gawker's Sam Biddle notes, the form includes questions like:
- Have you ever been in jail or prison?
- Are any of your relatives or friends in the jihad theater?
- Any hobbies or pastimes?
- Do you wish to execute a suicide mission?
Read the whole thing here.