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From jock to jihadist: Meet Isil’s new recruit

A gym freak, a fan of rap music and a philanderer, Islam Yakin, 22, has recently raised many eyebrows in his homeland Egypt after joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), an Al Qaida splinter group in control of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Months after his graduation in 2013, the multilingual man disappeared from Egypt only to surprise his friends later with posts on social media saying he is in Syria fighting along with Islamist militants against troops of President Bashar Al Assad.

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