“When Jejoen was fifteen he started doing poorly in math, and had to transfer to a remedial high school. Then his girlfriend dumped him. At that point, Dimitri told me, Jejoen ‘fell down in a black hole.'” The New Yorker’s Ben Taub examines why so many teenagers from around the world are joining ISIS. (It turns out they are often more recruitable if they don’t have a religious background.)

+ She married the butcher: From AP: For Islamic State group fighter, a paid honeymoon in the caliphate’s heart. ISIS’ strategy goes well beyond fighting.