17
Sunday
Apr
2016
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
4:00pm

Martyrdom, Murder
and the Lure of ISIS
with Mark Bourrie

Hosted by Laurence Wall
"Bourrie depicts the tragic costs and wasted lives behind the radicalization of young men eager to embrace ISIS's ideology.
— Publisher’s Weekly
Mark Bourrie

Why would young people choose to fight in other people's wars, especially one as bloody and cruel as this one? Why has ISIS become so good at attracting foreign fighters?

In his new book, The Killing Game, Mark Bourrie, an award-winning writer and a respected military historian, examines the lure of this radical Islamist movement: its religious beliefs, sophisticated propaganda, and vast social media networks. ISIS is now a go-to cause for alienated young people in the Islamic World and the West. Does it offer answers to troubled young people? Are ISIS's crimes -- slavery, murder, rape, repression, and the destruction of heritage sites -- an attraction in and of themselves? What do we do about the people who take up ISIS's cause but stay in their home country? What do we do with the ISIS recruits who come home?

 

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