American Jihadi is the incredible story of a complicated relationship between journalist Christof Putzel and Omar Hammami, the American-born Christian who became one of the FBI’s most wanted Islamic extremists. Follow the evolution of their risky relationship, dodging government surveillance to confide in one other—until it all came to an abrupt end. American Jihadi is hosted and Executive Produced by Christof Putzel in partnership with Endeavor Content. Executive Produced by Adam Levine, Josh Gummersall, and Adam Harrison at 222 Productions. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.
Introducing American Jihadi
How does an American become one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists? Journalist Christof Putzel investigates the true story of Omar Hammami, the Alabama-born terrorist who joined Al-Shabaab in Somalia, in this serialized audio documentary podcast premiering December 2nd.
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Shame on dad!
The father should be very ashamed of himself. He was the one to throw the wrench into the lives of his children. Also to cause his son to feel so insecure and inadequate.Life seemed pretty happy for the entire family before he stepped in to make them feel inadequate and push his son towards radicalization.
I am also having to question the show host. It seems as though he is somewhat humanizing acts of terrorism, as if the terrorist is a star. Also seems to me like some of what the interviewer is doing would be considered illegal...... or at a minimum anti-American security
Enjoyed this podcast
Such a great example of the complexities of humanity & empathy.
Powerful, gripping podcast.