What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?
🎧 “Caliphate,” Chapter 9: Prisoners, Part Two | New York Times
After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.
🎧 “Caliphate,” Chapter 9: Prisoners, Part One | New York Times
Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.
🎧 “Caliphate,” Chapter 8: The Briefcase | New York Times
We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.
I love how this story really humanizes what is going on here compared with the soundbite snippets we hear from the US President at the moment. Things are far more complex and human, than they would seem. And what a fantastic little story this particular episode makes on so many levels. Mothers/sons, wealth/poverty, religion/bureaucracy, journalism/mystery and so much more.
🎧 “Caliphate,” Chapter 6: Paper Trail | New York Times
“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.
Relistening to recall where we were in the story last so I can finish out the series.