American Jihadist

American Soldier. Family man. Jihadist. Isa Abdullah Ali is a person of many identities and contradictions, but in the beginning, he was a bullied young boy growing up in America's capital. At fifteen he joined the american army, and as a young man he converted to Islam and fought alongside the Amal militia and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Though the details of his past are murky, Isa claims to have killed more than 150 people in the fight to defend his faith.

Through Isa's own words and those of family members, psychologists and political experts, this award-winning documentary attempts to decode the social and personal influences that can lead an individual down a path to radicalism. Americam Jihadist reaches beyond easy labels to grasp the nuances behind one man's decision to fight - and kill - for his religion. 

Special Features: Interview with Mark Claywell & Jody Jenkins, Isa Ali Home Movies, "Terrorist Vs. Freedom Fighter", Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadl-Allah Interview 

62 mins | Not Rated | English, Arabic, Bosnian | Stereo | Region 1 | BGP259 | 853937002599

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