TIJ journalists interview Mohamed Amrouni, age 23, a captured Islamic State member jailed in Syria for the past year and a half. He shifts nervously in his plastic chair in front of a camera as he expresses “deep regret. ” Award-winning TIJ journalist Lindsey Snell produces a story about his radicalization in his home country Tunisia in 2013 until his capture and sheds light on the saga around the fate of thousands of Islamic State fighters locked up in Syria and Iraq as ISIS loses ground. Lindsey Snell knows his family in Tunisia and kept in touch with him online despite his assertions then that he ‘loves’ killing Kufars–nonbelievers and that he would kill Snell too.
White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said in April 19th that designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization is “working its way through the internal process.” TIJ anchor Tal Heinrich interviews Jonathan Shanzer, the Vice President of the Foundation of Defense and Democracy who testified before Congress on the challenges and possibilities of the designation and Dr. Micheal Morgan an Egyptian-American scholar who had recently organized a conference in Washington calling for designating the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Watch an exclusive video message obtained from American Pulse of Senator Ted Cruz who had introduced a legislation in 2017 calling for the designation. Cruz announces that he is planning to submit an “enhanced” legislation.