What Turns a Skater Kid from Colorado into a Fighter for ISIS?

Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—and kill for it. The highest-ranking American currently fighting for ISIS is John Georgelas, a Texan whose dad was a US Air Force colonel. Who are the Westerners who join ISIS? Where do they come from? What do they believe? And most importantly, what can we do to stop them?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Middle East

For 50 years, Lester Crown, a revered American business leader and renowned philanthropist, has been one of the most... See more
This panel focuses on the ongoing struggle between Islamists and liberals in capturing the heart of the Arab... See more
Al Jazeera, one of the world's biggest media companies, is launching a new cable channel in the US. Why? Who will watch? See more
Featuring Barham Salih, David Ignatius, and Jeffrey Goldberg See more
With the accelerated US drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, what lies ahead for Pakistan? What remain the greatest... See more

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