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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

  • New America 740 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

In her soon-to-be released memoir, I Was Told to Come Alone, New America Fellow Souad Mekhennet takes us on her journey behind jihadi lines. Her travels take her from the German neighborhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalized, all the way to the Turkish-Syrian border as she attempts to shed light on what goes on in the minds of young jihadists, and how we can understand what leads them to commit violent acts. Able to go where no Western reporter can, Souad Mekhennet's memoir details chilling interactions with Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS, and provides a rare view into the culture of radicalization. She will join New America for an in-depth conversation with the author about her time behind the lines of jihad. 

Event Details

  • Date: June 22, 2017

  • When: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: New America, Suite 900