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How Two Mississippi College Students Fell in Love and Decided to Join a Terrorist Group

posted on May 2, 2017

The Atlantic’s Emma Green profiles Jaelyn Young and Muhammad Dakhlalla, college students who were dating when they planned a trip to join ISIS. They were apprehended at the airport, and they pleaded guilty to terrorism charges last year. Dakhlalla and Young, a Muslim convert, were allegedly radicalized on the internet, and they spoke to an FBI agent posing as an ISIS recruiter. Green writes, “Details from court documents submitted by the FBI allege Jaelyn and Moe talked about ISIS in disturbingly casual ways—a sign either that they were fully aware of what they were getting themselves into, or that they were living in a total state of unreality.” after talking to an FBI agent posing as an ISIS recruiter

Read at The Atlantic