Photo Gallery: A Fascination with Jihad
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Photo Gallery: A Fascination with Jihad

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The Jihad Cult Why Young Germans Are Answering Call to Holy War

Hundreds of young German Islamists have traveled to Syria to fight with the terrorist group Islamic State. SPIEGEL explored the extremist scene in Germany and the fascination with jihad in order to find answers about what drives people to join the murderous cult.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan