Lucas Glass had not long finished school when he decided to join Isis. In the summer of 2014, shortly after the terror group declared its global caliphate, he left his home city of Dortmund and set off with his wife to start a new life in Syria. He was just 19 years old.
“All I knew about Isis was that they were establishing Islamic law and fighting Bashar al-Assad,” he says, cutting a solemn figure under the watchful eye of his captors at a military installation in northern Syria.
“I came to practise my religion. I thought I would find what I wanted here, but actually it was very different.”
What horseshit. ISIS were exemplars of psychopathic Islam from the word go. The whole world knew it because ISIS advertised the fact. Anyone who claims otherwise is a liar.