A Saudi Arabian newspaper has published a list of 12 traits to look for in people who might sympathise with Islamic State (Isis) terrorists.

The first group of markers indicates whether someone is still in the "stage of doubt", while the second group contains traits found in people who are in "the state of certainty".

IS controls large swathes of Syria, Iraq and Libya and its insurgency has caused the death of thousands.

The group has become famous worldwide for its brutal executions and attacks , often captured on video and used as part of its propaganda machine to recruit members.

Among other things, IS is known for using child soldiers, persecuting non-Muslim and non-Sunni groups and enslaving thousands of women and girls from the Yazidi ethno-religious group.

According to the Al-Watan daily newspaper: (see graphic in tweet below) (translated by Erica Wenig)

The traits of someone who is in the stage of doubt are:

1) Absentminded most of the times, quickly angered in discussion, makes wild accusations
2) Intense and sudden attention at the lack of reading, or research on the internet while around others
3) Sudden interest in a preacher who has an extremist or incendiary opinion and following his activities on social media
4) Sudden interest in political issues or the condition of the Umma (community) on the condition it is being fed by sectarianism
5) Classifies preachers and describing some as permissive in the religion
6) Discusses local politics, grumbling, and having a hopeless, miserable, or melancholic view of society
7) Strict toward women, scorning, marginalising and domineering them

The traits of someone who is in the stage of certainty are:

1) Describes critics of extremism and opponents of sectarianism as enemies of religion and casts them out as atheists and incites against them
2) Rationalises targeting minorities and killing them, and rejoices in this, citing what they publicise and what they market to prove that they are idolaters
3) Praises fighters in organisations under the principle of victory of the weak according to their sect
4) Hopes for the return of the Islamic Caliphate and the Muslim conquests and an interest in the history of the caliphate
5) Constantly advising those who belong to any sector of the military to leave it under the justification that some military sectors are waging war on Muslims