WorldViews: Indian student went to join the Islamic State, but all he got was this lousy job cleaning toilets

By Ishaan Tharoor, December 1, 2014

A young engineering student from the suburbs of Mumbai is now in the custody of India's counterterrorism authorities after spending six months in Iraq alongside fighters of the Islamic State.

According to reports in the Indian media, the suspected militant, Areeb Majeed, was compelled by his parents to come home. He told investigators that he spent most of his time in Iraq doing menial jobs, including cleaning toilets used by the jihadists.

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