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The Last Word

From aspiring fitness trainer to ISIS fighter

Islam Yaken grew up in a middle class Cairo neighborhood where he dreamed of becoming a fitness instructor but later joined the Islamic State in Syria, posing near decapitated bodies. The New York Times' Mona El-Naggar, who interviewed Yaken's family, joins.


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