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Jihad - War Without Borders

45' (GER, ENG subs)
They talk of Jihad - the holy war. Religious warriors, from the Ukraine or Chechnya, building a network to fight their enemies.

Jihad is no longer just a problem in the Middle East. Jihad is spreading internationally and bringing with it a mass departure of young people from their homes to join a new ‘family’. We accompany religious warriors who are building a network to fight their enemies. How holy can a war be? The film focuses on international jihad. It will tell the story of people who grew up, left their homes and joined the global jihad movement.

They belong to a new underground collective that attract youth to fight with guns and bombs for God and their own life model. They are hidden, unofficial and rarely reveal their names and faces. They call themselves brothers.

The film will be the unique insight into the underground network of different individuals cooperating together on their jihad road. They will say where this road leads them and why. We will see the size and character of this unofficial structure on different world frontlines: Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Caucasus, Georgia, Turkey and Russia. Besides we will see how they communicate, train, pray and spend their daily war life.

Jihad is no more an Islamic holy war against the US– it has spread from Middle East towards Ukraine and uses Muslim concept to attract Christian and Orthodox militant groups who find it fitting to their experience of living in Ukrainian crisis. Some of our jihad characters are very moderate towards religion. There are women among them and even couples fighting together.

 

Fotos: ©WDR

Original Title: Brüder des Jihad
Year: 2014
Length: 45' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Marcin Marmoń, Tomasz Głowaki
Produced by: Propeller Film, WDR

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