Father chases after his two daughters who decide to join ISIS

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Ayan, 19, and Leila, 16, are originally from Somalia, and grew up in Norway with refugee status. They emailed their father in 2013 saying, “Muslims are under attack from all quarters, and we need to do something.” They went to Syria and joined ISIS. Their dad wondered why they would do that, and tried to find them in war-torn Syria.

Credits

Guest:
Åsne Seierstad - journalist and author of “Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad” - @AsneSeierstad

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or