A former Syrian jihadist has completely turned his life around after being contacted by a top United Arab Emirates modeling agency and quitting jihad for a more quiet life.
The young man’s picture first went viral on Arabic social media as many women shared his photo under the label of a “hot” and “sexy” jihadist.
Ahmed Rahman Yasin, 23, is living a true Cinderella story as the modeling offer has drastically changed his life for the best.
“I was taught that jihad is about murdering the enemies of Islam. Now I know there are many ways to serve Allah,” he told reporters, visibly happy with the turn of events.
“I miss killing infidels, but there is no money in jihad. I now use the money I make to fund the jihad” he says, visibly nostalgic.
Although he has had to abandon his two wives and four children to pursue his new modeling career, Yasin believes Allah has a special plan for him and has no regrets.
“I never believed for a minute that I could serve Allah in such a positive way,” he adds.
Although some critics have suggested the modeling agency’s choice of hiring a former jihadist was unethical, one spokesperson for the Dubai-based agency said that “everybody makes mistakes” and that Yasin had done “nothing wrong according to Islamic law”.