In Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida, applicants for the terrorist roster were asked a battery of sometimes surprisingly mundane questions, according to a U.S. translation of captured documents.
--"Any hobbies or pastimes?"
--"What is your favorite material: science or literature?"
--"Date of your arrival in the land of Jihad"
--"Have you ever been convicted by any court?" When and for what offense?
--"Do you have any chronic or hereditary diseases?"
Other questions were of a more chilling variety:
--"Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?"
--"Who should we contact in case you become a martyr?" Provide address and phone numbers.