Young, French and Jihadist: The New ISIS Recruits

The numbers of disenfranchised Europeans heading to war zones in Syria and Iraq to join the ranks of ISIS are increasing. Who are these people that are choosing to enter a war zone in a foreign country and stand alongside vicious extremists? How does ISIS persuade them to leave Western comforts for basic and dangerous conditions?

Our journalists were able to infiltrate the terrorist network and make contact with the recruiters and their apprentice fighters. This film will take us from France to Turkey and all the way along the chain that provides fighters for the jihad.

The propaganda promises dream villas with swimming pools or Hollywood style action to impressionable and marginalized men and women living in poor neighbourhoods. They are just looking for a way out but these naïve youngsters will find the brutal reality very different from what they were led to believe. Fighting a cruel war of crucifixions and beheadings for the men whist the women who marry the jihadists will face a life of seclusion and bullying.


  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 52 mins
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  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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