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From the Islamic State to Suburban Texas

In 2013, Tania Georgelas traveled to Syria with her husband and children to join ISIS. Today, she attends a Unitarian church outside of Dallas.
Source: Jeremy Raff

The story of Tania Georgelas and her husband John unfolded across four continents, but it is one of the most American stories I have ever heard. Stop me if this one is familiar: John, a Texan from a wealthy Christian family, converted to Islam as a teenager and 13 years later ascended to the high echelons of the Islamic State. In London, along the way, he married Tania, a native-born Muslim with ambitions territory. Only John succeeded. He will probably die there.

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