In the Skin of a Jihadist

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.

In the Skin of a Jihadist

In the Skin of a Jihadist

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.

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In the Skin of a Jihadist
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Anna Erelle, Erin Potter
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-26 - Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

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In the Skin of a Jihadist
Language: un
Pages: 230
Authors: Anna Erelle
Categories: Jihad
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: HarperCollins publishers

Twenty year-old "Mélodie", 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.
In the Skin of a Jihadist
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Anna Erelle, Erin Potter
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-26 - Publisher: HarperCollins

The inspiration for the new film PROFILE, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, with a screenplay by Britt Poulton, Timur Bekmambetov, and Olga Kharina. A young French journalist’s riveting and unprecedented look at how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth—witnessed through the undercover investigation that
In the Skin of a Jihadist: Free Sampler: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks
Language: un
Pages: 50
Authors: Anna Erelle
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-04 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER When Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.
Undercover Jihadi Bride: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Anna Erelle
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-26 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Previously published as ‘In the Skin of a Jihadist’ Twenty year-old “Mélodie”, 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

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