“We have breakfast, we smoke, we laugh, we joke, we eat again, and after that in the night we have a try [at escaping to England]. Every night.”
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Jihadists are often portrayed as brainwashed dupes. They're not.
Mohammad Emwazi didn't look like the killer who became Jihadi John. Why is that so surprising?
It requires telling a better story. And the U.S. hasn't come up with one yet.
Why each Islamic State video is more horrifying than the last
The Islamic State has made violence look easy. That's what makes the group so terrifying.
Humor's intimate—and unsettling—relationship to violence
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