I Was Told to Come Alone

 

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The Museum of Tolerance and publisher Henry Holt and Company are pleased to invite you to an extraordinary evening with Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet, author of:

I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE:
My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Thursday, June 15, 2017 7:00pm
at the Museum of Tolerance


“I wrote this book, and I put my life on the line interviewing Jihadists in war zones, because in order to solve this problem we must understand what is happening in the hearts and mind of Jihadists.” -- Souad Mekhennet

Souad Mekhennet, the journalist who first uncovered the identity of ISIS executioner “Jihadi John”, has lived her entire life between two worlds. The daughter of a Turkish mother and a Moroccan father, she is an independent, progressive unmarried Muslim woman who stands at an intersection of a cultural identity that has granted her access to some of the most wanted terrorist operatives in the world. Join Mekhennet as she recounts heart-pounding border crossing stories and tense meetings with the leaders of Terrorist organizations. Learn how she uncovered the identity of the ISIS executioner “Jihadi John” before the FBI, MI-5 and Scotland Yard.

Souad Mekhennet is a correspondent for The Washington Post’s national security desk, and she has reported on terrorism for The New York Times and NPR. She was a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and she is a visiting fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Policy at Harvard, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy.



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