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Two sisters : a father, his daughters, and their journey into the Syrian jihad

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First American edition.

The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. Åsne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.

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Eagle Free Library - Bliss 956.9 SEI (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780374279677
  • ISBN: 0374279675
  • Physical Description: vi, 418 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-418).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I -- The rupture -- Veiled -- Blindman's bluff -- In -- Part II -- Early teens -- The mission -- Eating with the devil -- Norway, thine is our devotion -- This outfit -- It's all about the heart -- Valentine's Ummah -- Target practice -- Halal dating -- Paragraphs -- Strange bird -- Separation -- Fraud in the name of God -- The October Revolution -- Part III -- Danse macabre -- Blueprint -- Home -- A kind, wonderful man -- Spoils of war -- The end of Sykes-Picot -- God is not great -- Part IV -- Not without my daughters -- New year, new opportunities -- Housewives of Raqqa -- Boys from Norway -- Shoot the girls if you want! -- Ramadan -- Part V -- A different life -- Voices in the mind -- Legacy -- The basis of the book.
Summary, etc.:
The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. Åsne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.
Subject: IS (Organization) > Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
IS (Organization)
Radicalization > Norway > Case studies.
Radicalism > Religious aspects > Islam.
Terrorists > Recruiting > Norway.
Muslim girls > Religious life > Norway.
Women terrorists > Norway.
Children of immigrants > Norway > Social conditions > 21st century.
Somalis > Norway > Ethnic identity.
Muslims > Ethnic identity.
Radicalism.
Terrorists > Recruiting.
Women terrorists.
Terrorists > Recruiting > Norway.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Radicalism.
RELIGION / Islam.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies.
Norway.


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