Recruiting for Jihad
For three years a well-known Norwegian extremist gives unique access into his everyday life promoting Jihadism in Europe until he’s arrested and charged with providing material support of terrorism by recruiting for ISIS. When police seize footage from the documentary film as evidence, the filmmakers fight to protect the rights of independent journalists to pursue news stories in the public interest while protecting confidential sources. The battle for press freedom goes all the way to Norway’s Supreme Court. An extraordinarily timely film given recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester along with other increasingly frequent horrific incidents around the globe, Recruiting for Jihad depicts ongoing tensions between free societies that promote civil liberties, and those who take advantage of such values while seeking to undermine them. And exposes firsthand the manipulative methods of a Jihadist recruiter willfully indifferent to the destructive consequences of his conduct.