ENTIRE families from Spain and elsewhere are selling their belongings and moving to the Middle East to join the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS).
The families join thousands of young men from around the world pouring primarily into Syria and Iraq to become ISIS fighters, as well as young women recruited as brides.
While the majority of ISIS recruits are young men, families willing to submit to the authoritarian regime are also welcomed as a means to establish the foundations of a new society.
To date, Spanish officials report that ISIS has managed to recruit 115 citizens and residents of Spain.
This number includes the members of 14 Spanish families, including some with young children, who are rewarded with bonuses of up to €20,000.