Thiruvananthapuram: A journalist from Kerala, who was working in Qatar has joined the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reports said on Saturday. Reports suggest that the scribe, whose identification has not been confirmed, used to work with a daily in Palakkad, Kerala. In 2014, he asked the newspaper management to transfer him to Qatar.
Reports further say that the Kerala journalist came in contact with the ISIS via social media. The family and his friends persuaded him not to travel to West Asia, but he refused to budge.Last year he managed to flee to Qatar. Meanwhile, it is still unclear whether the journalist used to work for the same newspaper or any other media house while his stay in Doha.It is being said that the scribe came in contact with some IS members while his stay in Qatar and subsequently fled to Syria to join the terror outfit.