Why Did Two Twentysomethings from Central California Try to Join ISIS?

Both Bernard Augustine and Everitt Jameson sought escape from their own lonely lives. What do their stories tell us about the allure of the Islamic State for young, angry American men?

ICYMI: Juuling For Adults, the YouTuber Apology Tour and Everything Else From the Week That Was

If you’re reading this, that means you may have missed something we published this week. And instead of going through every post one by one,…

ICYMI: ISIS: A Love Story, Flirting on the ‘Gram and a Plea to Bring Back ‘Icing’

We’ve all read stories about “ISIS brides,” i.e., Western women who have fallen in love with jihadists on social media and traveled to Syria and…

The ‘Jihottie’ Who Stole Her Heart

Was he merely an ISIS plant meant to radicalize her to join the fight in Syria? Or was he the attractive, conflicted fighter she believed him to be? The inside story of one Indian woman’s online love affair with an ISIS fighter.