The 'ISIS Matchmaker' Wants to Return to the UK
Tooba Gondal, a notorious British female ISIS recruiter and propagandist, is alive in a camp in Syria—and wants to return to Britain with her two young children.
How Some Violent People Turn into Terrorists
"We must understand that it's a death wish that attracts would-be jihadists toward the ideology of jihadism, not the other way around."
How a British College Student Became an ISIS Matchmaker
The story of Tooba Gondal's transformation into Umm Muthanna al-Britannia, in her own words.
What It Feels Like to Lose Your Kids to ISIS
In Trinidad, I met the father of two children who were abducted and taken to Syria.
Tracking the Online Life of a Female ISIS Recruiter from the UK
Umm Muthanna al-Britannia has documented her defection to the "Islamic State" on social media. From ISIS controlled territory in Syria, she recently tweeted, "I came here to die. I will not leave till I get what I came here for..."
Why the UK Government's Anti-Terror Proposals Are Dangerously Shortsighted
Banning contemptible viewpoints isn't going to stop anyone from having them. In fact, it may provoke a further hardening of those beliefs, and perhaps even a violent reassertion of them by their adherents.
It Doesn't Matter That Islam Inspired the 'Charlie Hebdo' Attacks
What's imperative is to demonstrate that those who believe it was an act of "true" Islam are wrong.
Choosing Family or Freedom: The Trials of 'Coming Out' as an Ex-Muslim in Britain
I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.
How the Islamic State Turned Horrifying Beheadings into Effective Propaganda
The jihadist group's notorious executions not only horrify the West but excite wannabes worldwide who can't wait to get involved.