You Definitely Shouldn't Hire This American Who Reportedly Sent In A Resume To ISIS

Analysis

If you're looking to hire someone, you should probably pass on the American who apparently sent in a resume and cover letter to the ISIS terrorist group.

As we learned earlier this week, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly captured two American-born ISIS fighters in eastern Syria, and one of them, amazingly, got his start with the terror group by applying for it like it was just another office job.


"Dear Director," begins the cover letter from Warren Christopher Clark, aka Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki, sent in to what we can only assume was the Human Resources branch of ISIS.

"I am looking to get a position teaching English to students in The Islamic State. I was born and raised in the United States and have always loved teaching others and learning from others as well. My work background is largely in English and I consider working at the University of Mosul to be a great way of continuing my career."

Continuing... my career... with ISIS.

The cover letter, obtained by The Program on Extremism at George Washington University and published in its Feb. 2018 report on foreign fighters traveling to the Islamic State, was retrieved from a house in Mosul, Iraq. And clearly, Clark's naïveté is on full display here, in trying to pitch ISIS to hire him as a teacher in its failed effort to establish a jihadist utopia.

The letter continues:

"I believe that a successful teacher can understand students strenghts and weaknesses and is able to use that understanding in order to help students build on their knowledge of the English language. Once I am aware of my students language learning needs, I can construct a lesson plan to address their weaknesses. As a teacher, it would be my goal to create a supportive classroom environment and to guide my students in building a solid English foundation.

I have a long background in teaching a variety of different subjects and have instructed students of all ages at several schools.This has given me leadership skills and I have learned how to adapt to new situations and environments with ease. Furthermore, teaching has given me the opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural background and learning capabilities.

As my resume shows, I have a variety of skills as well as work experience in education, which I believe will make me an excellent English teacher. Please free free to contact me at your convenience. Thank you for taking the time to consider me."

Clark's resume showed that he earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from The University of Houston in 2007 before landing a job as a substitute teacher in Jan. 2009 — once again demonstrating how worthless a Poli-Sci degree truly is. And it went on to show his experience teaching English to people in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

It also included other information for ISIS HR, to include his email address in addition to personal information claiming he was born in the U.S. in 1984, a native English speaker, and that he was single. But since friends have described him as a convert to Islam and fervent supporter of ISIS prior to his departure, it's probably safe to say he was not ready to mingle.

"There is no way to tell yet how useful Clark may be to authorities seeking more insights on Islamic state operations and membership, or how long he may spend in prison," Seamus Huges, the deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, wrote at Lawfare.

"However, after years within the Islamic State, he may prove to be a treasure trove of information. This may help him make the case for a lighter sentence if he is prosecuted. In the meantime, however, Clark may come to wish that this was one job opening he passed on."

You can view the resume and cover letter below, courtesy of The Program on Extremism at George Washington University.

Photo: The Program on Extremism at George Washington University

Photo: The Program on Extremism at George Washington University

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