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What exactly is the allure of Islamic State?
What exactly is the allure of Islamic State?

“She used to watch ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ and stuff like that, so there was nothing that indicated that she was radicalized in any way — not at home.” So said Sahima Begum in her testimony before the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee in London this month. She was speaking about her sister Shamima, 15, who together with Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, absconded from England last month to Turkey, eventually crossing the border into Syria. Begum’s statement was meant to sound exculpatory. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” a brash, shameless reality TV show about young wealthy socialites, is emphatically not...

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