Nicolas Henin - Jihad Academy

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Hénin, a French freelance journalist, has covered Iraq and Syria for most of his career; witnessing the American invasion of Iraq, the fall of Baghdad, and the country’s subsequent turmoil, he saw the conditions that gave rise to ISIS. Then, in 2013, he experienced first-hand the group’s ruthlessness when he was captured and held by ISIS for ten months, part of the time with American journalist James Foley, who was later executed. In his analysis of these new jihadists, Hénin blames the West’s willingness to compromise with dictators, its failure to offer a viable political alternative, and its neglect of repressed populations, who are easily radicalized by groups such as ISIS.

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Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State Cover Image
By Nicolas Henin, Martin Makinson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9789385436413
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Published: Bloomsbury India - February 9th, 2016

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