Warriors From The North
There are Somali communities in all the Scandinavian nations, mostly made up of refugees from the civil war and their children. In the last few years, young men and boys born or raised in Europe have been returning to Somalia to fight for Al-Shabab, the Islamist militant group. This film explores the motivations and actions of these would-be holy warriors through interviews with ‘The Shadow’, an anonymous former member of a Copenhagen cell. What is it about European society that makes fighting, even committing a suicide bombing, attractive?