I Was Nearly a Jihadi Bride: Inside Islamic State's Recruitment Networks
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. She discovers how ISIS entraps ordinary people, like teenage girls from Bethnal Green.
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Anna Erelle was investigating - on behalf of a desperate mother - the disappearance of a Belgian teenage girl who had flown to Syria. She decided to adopt a pseudonym and see for herself what the online world of jihad was like. A young female journalist, she is still under threat today and cannot reveal her true identity.