ISBN 9780008154493,In The Skin of a Jihadist : Inside Islamic States Recruitment Networks

In The Skin of a Jihadist : Inside Islamic States Recruitment Networks


Anna Erelle


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780008154493

ISBN-10 000815449X


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)
Anna Erelle is the undercover journalist behind Melodie.Created to investigate the powerful propaganda weapons of Islamic State, Melodie is soon sucked in by Bilel, right-hand man of the infamous Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.An Iraqi for whose capture the US government has promised $10 million, al-Baghdadi is described by Time Magazine as the most dangerous man in the world and by himself as the caliph of Islamic State. Bilel shows off his jeep, his guns, his expensive watch. He boasts about the people he has just killed.With Bilel impatient for his future wife, Melodie embarks on her highly dangerous mission, which - at its ultimate stage - will go very wrong. Enticed into this lethal online world like hundreds of other young people, including many young British girls and boys, Erelles harrowing and gripping investigation helps us to understand the true face of terrorism.

About the Author

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