Married to an ISIS Fighter
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Aug 8, 2018 9:00 pm
- 23:40 mins
Guest: Tania Joya, Deradicalization Consultant When Tania Joya was 19 she married a Texan who aspired to be the next Osama Bin Laden. They were married for ten years as he pursued that dream – ultimately becoming the most senior American member of the Islamic State terror group. Tania Joya was raised in England by Muslim parents from Bangladesh. Her ex-husband, John Georgelas, converted to Islam. Both turned to extreme ideology as teenagers. Today Georgelas is rumored to be a top English-language recruiter and spokesman for ISIS in Syria, while Tania Joya lives in Texas and is working to counter the allure of radicalization for young people like herself.