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She gave great insight and evidence into the true grievances of those living in the Middle East as well as Muslim’s living in the west. She explained how the tyranny of Assad and other Middle East dictators lead the uprising and how injustice hopelessness and desperation can lead to violence. Great historical political perspective. Yet she doesn’t excuse any ones choices often points out there were other paths that could have been taken sometimes.
From the outset, it was clear to me that the author of this book was trying to tell a story in a certain way -- a narrative as they say: that women were joining ISIS to fight for emancipation and freedom. But the writer gets mixed up herself right at the introduction -- for example, when she describes the first case (the girl Nour) as a middle class girl inspired by religion and then, two pages latter, saying that this girl was actually trying to find a place for herself in society.
I still give three stars for the investigative work and it may be worth a read for people who are attentive readers. I'd avoid this book unless you read more than 30 books a year. ,
Quite honestly, this way of writing show little esteem for truth, a person get so used to try to tell a story to convince others of their views -- i.e. lie -- that they lost the capacity to realise they are lying.