"Her husband was an ISIS sniper, her son appeared in propaganda. What’s next for this American family?" PBS NewsHour 4/11/2018
SUMMARY: What should the U.S. government do with American citizens who traveled to live among the Islamic State? Sam El Hassani is an American woman who is being held with her children by Kurdish forces in northern Syria after living in Raqqa with her husband, who was an ISIS sniper. Special correspondent and filmmaker Josh Baker reports in partnership with Frontline and the BBC.
"Most Americans who joined ISIS don’t come back. What happens to the rest?" PBS NewsHour 4/12/2018
SUMMARY: The El Hassani family, now being held in Northern Syria by Kurdish forces, are not the only Americans who went to land controlled by the Islamic State -- there are dozens known to have ventured to the so-called caliphate since 2014. What should happen to those families and their children now? Amna Nawaz explores the dilemma with Seamus Hughes of George Washington University.