Dozens of wannabe terrorists take to social media to ask questions about the Islamic State (Isis)
Terror group Islamic State (Isis) is using popular social network
Ask.fm to answer questions put to it by wannabe recruits, according to a report by Radio Free Europe.
The report said potential recruits want to know things such as whether they can still use Wi-fi, what the weather is like and can they have slaves if they sign up to join the militants' insurgence across Iraq and Syria.
When one user from the UK asked: "How cold does it get there akhy [my brother]?", British IS militant who calls himself Abu Fariss answered: "Veryyy cold and it's not like UK, no central heating," and then urged potential new members to bring warm clothes.
Others have asked whether they can have sex slaves from the Yazidi community,
largely persecuted by the militants.
One IS member responded: "Dawlah [IS] sorts that out."
In October, IS militants admitted that they are
kidnapping hundreds of Yazidi women and forcing them into sex slavery.
Slave markets across Iraq and Syria have been used by the terror group
as a way to recruit new fighters.
Other interactions between the wannabe militants and IS include:
Q: Do you have to cook for yourself and clean everyday?
A: "It depends, if you're married you get days off. Also depends on the type of work you do. If you're frontline a lot there are cooks for your katiba [brigade] and stuff. However, cleaning you have to do it yourself unless you're married or you have your family with you (mum, sisters etc) - Abu Fariss.
Q: Do I have to bring clothes to fight in?
A: (An IS member reassured the questioner that IS provides its militants with clothes) [A]nd also you can buy here and get them tailor made.
Q: Do I have to buy my own weapon?
A: We get weapons from Dawlatul-Islāmiyyah [IS]. In the land of Khilāfah (the Caliphate), nothing really at all is provided. All that's needed is to pay towards getting here. -- Abu Qa'qa
Q: Can I bring my parents along?
A: As for you coming, your parents' approval isn't necessary even though it's better if you can gain it from them. However, the best thing would be to bring them along with you. As for the issue of education, there are Islamic institutes [for] women here. As for academic education I'm unsure as to how far that goes.-- Abu Qa'qa told a woman who was not sure about leaving the country without her parents' approval.
In November, a Saudi Arabian report revealed that
terror groups including IS post about 90 tweets per minute to spread propaganda and recruit new members.
The data was revealed in a survey conducted by the Saudi-based Sakina, an independent, non-governmental organisation created to engage in dialogue online as a way to combat internet radicalisation.