An afternoon with a Jihadist

Authorities in Belgium are running a deradicalisation programme to understand why young people in Europe are giving up everything to go and fight with the so-called Islamic State group in Syria. RTÉ’s Europe Editor Tony Connelly met one 17-year-old who underwent such a programme, but then attempted to travel to Syria a few days after his interview.

*’Nasim’ opens the door on a quiet street in a mixed neighbourhood.

Soft-spoken and bashfully apologetic about his English, he wears a headscarf and a loose-fitting robe over jeans.

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