Islam Yaken was a pampered child born to a well-off family. He received a Western education in one of the most famous French-speaking schools in Egypt. He spent his time in the gym and hanging out with friends. However, Yaken surprised those who know him when he went to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
How was he recruited? How did he become an extremist without anyone noticing? This week’s episode attempts to answer these questions.
Al Arabiya’s weekly show ‘Death Making’ deals with the issue of global terrorism. It provides insights and analysis into the religious, social, economic and political dimensions of terrorist attacks across the globe. It includes rare and exclusive footage, as well as interviews with well-known figures.