When you are looking for a new job, you send a cover letter and a resume.
A Texas man did just that — to the Islamic State.
Warren Clark, 33, is one of 64 Americans who traveled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State. A report done by George Washington University looked at who traveled to the Middle East to join the terror group and why.
“I am looking to get a position teaching English to students in the Islamic State,” Clark wrote in the cover letter, under the alias Abu Muhammad al-Ameriki.
Clark’s resume was found in a house in Iraq.
The researchers were able to use the information in the job application to trace the alias to Clark — a Sugar Land native.
NBC News reports Clark converted to Islam in 2004 and eventually became radicalized. It got to the point where he was posting anti-American content and yearned to join the terror group.
His resume indicated that he had been a substitute teacher in Texas, but also worked as an English teacher in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The news organization found Clark’s mother, who unsurprisingly wasn’t willing to say much about her globe-trotting son.
However, she did say she was not aware of any application to work for ISIS.
Researchers say their sources tell them Clark did join ISIS and is believed to still be alive.
The report says of the 64 Americans who joined the terror group, 12 returned and nine of them were arrested. The fates of the other 51 are not clear.