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21 August, 2014 11:35AM AEST
Michael Ware
Journalist Michael Ware returns to discuss the guiding ideals of jihadist group, Islamic State.

Broadcast date: Thursday 21 August 2014

Michael is a former correspondent for
Time magazine and CNN, and delivered some of the most reliable and candid on-the-ground reporting from Iraq.

Today he explains the origins of Islamic State (I.S.) the powerful and viciously cruel group now controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.

Michael knows these jihadists: he was kidnapped by them in 2004.

Michael's documentary
Only the Dead, will be released in 2015.


UPDATE: Podcast now available at