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Jihad: A Story of the Others

Join us for a screening of Jihad: A Story of the Others and a conversation with Deeyah Khan as they discuss why the jihadi message has such an alluring hold on young Westerners.

What: Jihad: A Story of the Others 
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Where: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons, New York, New York 10003

 

The world has watched as thousands of young men and women abandon comfortable lives in the West to join the Islamic State, but as a new documentary shows, Westerners embracing jihad is nothing new.

Jihad: A Story of the Others, a film by Norwegian journalist and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Deeyah Khan, examines how generations of young people across Europe have fallen prey to transnational jihadist movements—from Chechnya to Burma to ISIS. Though jihadists from Europe and North America remain a minority, their numbers are increasing, and the percentage of female recruits has risen sharply. Is the allure of global jihad for citizens of developed, liberal democracies qualitatively different than it is for their counterparts living under authoritarianism? What are some of the particular challenges of reporting Islamic extremism in the West?

Join us for a screening of Jihad: A Story of the Others and a conversation with Deeyah Khan as they discuss why the jihadi message has such an alluring hold on young Westerners.

You can also attend a panel discussion on this topic 1 February at the UN. More info here.

Introduction:
Laila Bokhari @LailaBokhari
Deputy Minister, Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway

Participants:
Deeyah Khan @Deeyah_Khan
Director, Jihad: A Story of the Others
Founder, Sister-Hood

Mohammad Bazzi @BazziNYU
Associate Professor of Journalism, Global and Joint Program Studies, New York University, Former Middle East Bureau Chief, Newsday

Follow the conversation online using #JihadFilm and by following @NewAmericaNYC and @NorwayUS.

This event is presented in collaboration with Global and Joint Program Studies at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.

Where:
New York University
When:
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What:
Film screening