In the Skin of a Jihadist - A Young Journalist Enters the Isis Recruitment Network-logo

In the Skin of a Jihadist - A Young Journalist Enters the Isis Recruitment Network

Anna Erelle

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The riveting personal story of a young French journalist who goes undercover and gets dangerously close to a key member of ISIS On Facebook, "Mélodie"-a twenty-year-old convert to Islam living with her mother and sister in Toulouse-meets Bilel, a French-born, high-ranking militant for the Islamic State in Syria. Within days, Bilel falls in love with Mélodie, and Skypes her repeatedly, urging her to come to Syria, marry him, and do jihad. But "Mélodie" is actually Anna Erelle, a Paris-based journalist investigating the recruitment channels of the Islamic State, whose digital propaganda constitutes one of its most formidable and frightening weapons, successfully mobilizing increasing numbers of young Europeans. In this mesmerizing true story, Erelle chronicles her intense monthlong relationship with Bilel-who turns out to be none other than the right-hand man of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of ISIS. Impatient for Mélodie to join him, Bilel tells her that, according to an imam he has consulted, they are already all but married, and will be officially when she arrives in Syria. As she embarks on the final, most perilous stage of her investigation, Mélodie leaves for Amsterdam to begin her journey to the Middle East. But things go terribly wrong. A gripping and often harrowing inquiry into the factors that motivate young people to join extremist causes, In the Skin of a Jihadist is a page-turner that helps us better understand the appeal of extremism.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erin Potter, Anonymous

Length:

5h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

00:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:56