January 23, 2015 11:06
The Korean teenager who went missing in Turkey searched the Internet before leaving Korea to find out what benefits the terror group ISIS offers members.
According to police, the 18-year-old bookmarked a website on his computer claiming that the group pays a "good salary," provides "arms for free" and even offers "luxury cars" to those who join.
And his search history reveals that he looked up information claiming that ISIS offers two weeks of military training to new recruits and stations them in various parts of the world where they are "treated well."
An official here said, "Kim appears to have fallen for a common ISIS recruiting tactic of touting their benefits on the social media."
Meanwhile, youngsters who went to elementary school with Kim remember him as a silent and passive child but added he had a lot of pride.
One 18-year-old who said, "He was bigger than the other kids. There weren't a lot of fights, but he always got even."
Kim's mother told the Chosun Ilbo on Thursday saying, "As a parent, I do not wish to put all of the blame on my son. It pains my heart to think that he is going through all of this because as parents we were unable to provide enough financial support."
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