Al-Qaeda has become a universally recognized organization closely associated with Moslem fundamentalism, zealous anti-Western and modernist influences and with an attachment to unrelenting terror tactics. As such, it has become a valuable and popular franchise symbolizing boldness, persistence and power. Accordingly, local militant groups, whether in Iraq Yemen, Somalia, Mali, North Africa, etc., have recognized the importance of identifying with Al-Qaeda. In response to this interest, Al-Qaeda has established within its organization a franchise bureau to evaluate would-be affiliates. Thanks to sources which cannot be named we have obtained the application form currently in use.