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Interview with Directors Mark Claywell & Jody Jenkins
Terrorist vs Freedom Fighter Featurette
Interview with Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadl-Allah SYNOPSIS
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 American'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. American Jihadist reaches beyond easy labels to grasp the nuances behind one man's decision to fight - and kill - for his religion.