- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (26 May 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006241707X
- ISBN-13: 978-0062417077
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
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In the Skin of a Jihadist: A Young Journalist Enters the ISIS Recruitment Network Paperback – 26 May 2015
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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.See all Product description
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It's an up close and personal experience with a murderer trying to prey on a misguided 20 year old French girl over the Internet. Except Melodie is really Anna, a French reporter giving an Academy Award performance. The chilling part is how a deranged murderer in ISIS controlled Syria can reach across the Internet from Syria to France and mount a credible threat against the reporter who fooled him. And of course, if he can reach to France, dangerous nut cases like him can also reach to the heart of the midwest USA.
Anyone curious about how ISIS murderers prey on innocent and misguided young people looking to be part of something bigger than themselves should read this book.
There are some comments about the French to English translation. I don't remember any problems reading the story, although some of the sentences may have been clumsy as I think back on it. Not a big deal for me - the substance was more important. This is the only book I've wanted to read so badly that I suffered through reading teeny tiny letters on a cell phone because that's what I had handy. I saw the book in an airport book store right before boarding the plane. I downloaded a Kindle reader and then the Kindle book to my cell phone with seconds to spare before the plane took off. I put the phone into airplane mode and started reading. After what seemed like a few minutes, I was half-way across the USA and half-way done with the book. And I had a headache. It was worth it.
- Greg Scott