The Jihadi Who Came in From the Cold.
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This piece from Foreign Policy is a very interesting account of the motivations for joining the Islamic State and the reasons and ways out of it. Most people who join aren’t even religiously motivated but either have no choice or are attracted by the financial rewards.
We need more articles like this with more substance to add to the growing counter-narrative that Islamic State is exploitative, criminal, and immoral.