Two Sisters into the Syrian jihad

Two sisters into the Syrian jihad is a mind-boggling book. Thoroughly researched and written in a subtle way by the author.


An image of the book the two sisters into the Syrian jihad

Two sisters into the Syrian Jihad by Asne Seierstad


The main USP of this book is that it shows us that how dangerous radicalization could be, especially for the teenagers.

The Arab Spring, the so-called movement of change started from the North-african country of Tunisia.

The spark of change engulfed not only Tunisia but spread like a fire throughout the Middle East.

Dictators crumbled, few of them fled, few of them killed mercilessly.

But the ground situation didn’t change. It only created the Vacuum which needed to be filled sooner or later.

That space was filled by those ‘Radicalized People’ who dreamt of a caliphate.

Countries like Syria and Iraq gave them the opportunities to execute their treacherous plan. That’s why they were able to sell their propaganda to the teenagers throughout the world.

Amongst the many teenagers who had travelled to Syria, two of them were the sisters from Norway. Their family came from the land of Somalia, and they were given the citizenship of Norway.

Everything was going fine with this family of seven. But one day things around them changed suddenly.

Like out of the blue. In October 2013, both the sisters decided to travel to Syria and they joined the Jihad and the dreaded Daesh (Also known as the ISIS). They were married there and had daughters.

They were indoctrinated to the core. It all started when these two sisters were living in Norway.

Listening to the radical preachers, watching propaganda videos and reading literature of people like Abdullah Azzam became part of their lives. The latter is the father of modern jihad.

Although, their father tried several times to bring them to Norway, but all in vain. 

He himself travelled to Syria but he was caught by the Daesh. He was beaten black and blue. 

But this didn’t change the attitude of both the sisters. They became so radicalized that they don’t wanna listen anything against the Daesh.

This story shows that how ignorant a human can become after being indoctrinated with a false sense of knowledge about their religion.

Two sisters into the Syrian Jihad is a must read book, especially when radicalization amongst the teenagers is increasing day by day.


I will end with these lines of Imam Ali, The Fourth Caliph Of Islam and the first Imam for the Shia Muslims:-

‘There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.’


My Ratings : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)


I hope you like this, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.


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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

8 Responses

  1. Tyra says:

    Always beware of people around us. Must know them more before we trust. Otherwise will be too late for us to get out. We must think first our move and what would be the possible outcome for us not to regret in the end.

  2. Ritika Jain says:

    ‘There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.’There couldn’t have been any better quote to summarise this article.It is easy to get influenced especially for teenagers even today due to unchecked exposure to social media. There comes the role of proper socialization be it at schools or at homes.
    Thanks for the article.
    Keep doing the good work 👏👏

  3. Sinthiya Oishi says:

    Nice one. Thanks for this article😊

  4. Prabal Singh Nain says:

    Another great article my brother….but can you explain what is black and blue..?? Father of these 2 sisters got beaten black and blue??….This modern jihad convert many innocent youngsters to (you know what I meant to say)… Every day a new video is uploaded by ISIS of brutally killing of people..?? What they are trying to convey..?? Can you describe

    • Thanks for your feedback Prabal. Beaten black and blue means that he was thrashed by the members of the ISIS in an inhumane way.

      And what Daesh is trying to convey is that they are powerful which they are not. It’s a psychological tricks which they use.

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