Landon Shroder, a contributor for VICE News, interviews me about an article I wrote it back in February of 2015 titled, “5 Ways To Protect Your Teen From Joining ISIS.” After reading the news of the 3 teens who ran away from their London homes to join ISIS, I found no other option but to express my thoughts on this matter. Landon contacted me after reading the article and wanted to sit and discuss this phenomenon. We address questions like, why would kids leave a comfortable life and join a terrorist organization like ISIS? Is ISIS that effective at marketing and promoting their cause? Are the parents at fault? We discuss all these questions and more this episode.
You can follow Landon Shroder on Twitter @LandonShroder
Topics and Links Mentioned In This Episode
- 5 Ways To Protect Your Teen From Joining ISIS (article & podcast)
- Why do kids join ISIS?
- How bad is it?
- The estimated number of westerners who have joined ISIS
- Are parents to blame?
- What are some ways to prevent them from joining ISIS?
- Can the government do anything? If so, what?