Since announcing the caliphate in Iraq and in Syria, IS has had an appeal to young people all over the world. After a series of violent terrorist attacks worldwide, the Dutch (Muslim) community has been struggling with questions. What makes Muslims decide to go to Syria to fight for IS while so many Syrian Muslims flee to Europe? What did they expect to find in Syria? How was life in the caliphate really? What does it mean to flee from your motherland? What’s it like to start a new life in a country like The Netherlands? Why and how does someone radicalize, and how can you tell? What impact does this have on a family? These are no multiple choice questions with only one possible answer. That’s why we’ve asked twelve people to share their unique perspectives and provide us with some answers.
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|Director of portraits|| Tessa Louise Pope|
|Producers|| Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting|
|Creative producer|| Michel Reilhac|
|Research coördinator|| Hans Dortmans|
|Interactive producer|| Corine Meijers|