Journalist Ventured 'Behind The Lines Of Jihad' To Interview The World's Most Wanted

In The News Piece in NPR
June 13, 2017

Souad Mekhennet appeared on NPR's FRESH AIR to discuss her new book I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind The Lines Of Jihad:

DAVE DAVIES: There may be times when perhaps it gave you a level of safety to be a Muslim woman. Were there times that people in these groups resented the fact that you were a professional woman playing this role?
SOUAD MEKHENNET: Well, they were certainly asking questions about that. And I then always argued that the first wife of the prophet was also a working woman. And then they kept silent because they knew that I had my answers (laughter) to those kind of questions. But yes, they were very - they were very surprised also that I was unmarried and doing all this. But to a certain extent, I think also some of them were fascinated by that.