• My Brother the Terrorist

    My Brother the Terrorist

    Monday 28th April, 9pm BBC3

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  • The Guardian – Comment is Free

    The Guardian – Comment is Free

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  • Why did my brother become an extreme Islamist?

    Why did my brother become an extreme Islamist?

    There were moments of real shock and hurt, such as when Rich told me he wouldn't shake my hand because I was a "dirty kafir [unbeliever]", or when I watched as he and his "brothers" publicly burned the American flag on the anniversary of 9/11. But since the documentary, there have been moments of real hope too. I recently met Rich after he had been given the rare opportunity of a preview of my film.
  • Woolwich attack: Why are young British men like my brother drawn to Islamic extremism?

    Woolwich attack: Why are young British men like my brother drawn to Islamic extremism?

    Did I think they would actually translate that rhetoric into action? I didn’t think so, though at the same time there were people among the group who I felt were capable of going to such extremes. Most, though, appeared to be young men who felt empowered by talking the talk. It was bravado, I judged.
  • Film-maker Robb Leech recounts how his brother became an Islamist

    Film-maker Robb Leech recounts how his brother became an Islamist

    I'm not going to lament over innocence lost, or the tragic story of a white middle class boy from a seaside town who turned his back on a caring family and the world he grew up in. Sure, that's heartbreaking, and when I saw Rich in the dock pleading guilty to preparing for acts of terrorism, and compare him to the boy who I grew up with and once looked up to, I am simply lost.

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My Brother the Terrorist

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