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In the skin of a jihadist : inside Islamic State's recruitment networks
In the skin of a jihadist : inside Islamic State's recruitment networks
Erelle, Anna2015
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Twenty year-old "Melodie", a recent convert to Islam, meets the leader of an ISIS brigade on Facebook. In 48 hours he has 'fallen in love' with her, calls her every hour, urges her to marry him, join him in Syria in a life of paradise - and join his jihad. She discovers how ISIS entraps ordinary people, like teenage girls from Bethnal Green. Anna Erelle is the undercover journalist behind "Melodie". Created to investigate the powerful propaganda weapons of Islamic State, "Melodie" is soon sucked in by Bilel, right-hand man of the infamous Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. An Iraqi for whose capture the US government has promised $10 million, al-Baghdadi is described by Time Magazine as the most dangerous man in the world and by himself as the caliph of Islamic State. Bilel shows off his jeep, his guns, his expensive watch. He boasts about the people he has just killed. With Bilel impatient for his future wife, "Melodie" embarks on her highly dangerous mission, which - at its ultimate stage - will go very wrong ...Enticed into this lethal online world like hundreds of other young people, including many young British girls and boys, Erelle's harrowing and gripping investigation helps us to understand the true face of terrorism.
Main title:
In the skin of a jihadist : inside Islamic State's recruitment networks / Anna Erelle ; translated from the French by Erin Potter.
Imprint:
London : HarperCollins, 2015
Collation:
230 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
"Originally published in France in 2015 by EĢditions Robert Laffont under the title Dans la peau d'une djihadiste."Translated from the French.
ISBN:
9780008139568
Dewey class:
956.054092956.054
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressSociety and Beliefs956.054 EREIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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