Our journey into jihad: the father and son who braved the dark heart of Isis

There is a roundabout in the centre of the Syrian city of Raqqa where few dare to tread. The swirl of decorative concrete surrounded by a wrought iron fence was once intended as a cheery municipal feature. But nowadays it is one of the most dangerous places on earth; where the world’s most brutal terrorist group displays the severed heads of its enemies.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “To visit of one’s own volition is incomprehensible to most. To take your only son something else altogether.”
    Something called “stupid beyond belief”. 😉

    • Norman_In_New_York

      But as a journalist, he got the story without any Stockholm Syndrome abasement or distortions.

      • Maurice Miner

        Bullshit – read the bottom line:

        So what did his journey prove? “We can show they have nothing to do with Islam”, Todenhӧfer considers for another moment. “And they are much more dangerous than we thought”.

        “Nothing to do with Islam?” There’s your Stockholm Syndrome, right there. The stupid prick is an apologist for Islam.

  • Miss Trixie

    The punchline:

    “So what did his journey prove? “We can show they have nothing to do with Islam”, Todenhӧfer considers for another moment. “And they are much more dangerous than we thought”.

    Stupid a**holes. Europe is doomed.