Air Dates: May 2 & 3, 2015
This week on I Spy Radio, we’re going behind the headlines to give you the personal, tragic, and deeply moving story of Christianne (“Chris”) Boudreau, a normal, everyday Canadian mom whose son left to join ISIS. She is now reaching out to other families to help them avoid similar tragedies.Don’t miss this tragic yet heartwarming story as a mom seeks out to prevent other families from having to go through this heartache. The response by the Canadian government will shock you. See links below to her organization — they have people overseas who can get kids out if they come to their senses and want to come home.
But first up we talk with Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle-East expert, about the very real threat of ISIS operating right here in the United States — and the special appeal to ISIS to recruit Western youth. Born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptians, Raymond understands both Western and Eastern cultural mindsets and often works as a “translator” of one to the other. Raymond is an author (Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians and The Al Qaeda Reader), a widely published journalist (NYT, Fox News, The Blaze, CNN, Jerusalem Post, and many others), and a fellow at several think tanks, including the Hoover Institution and David Horowitz Freedom Center. Be sure to check out his awesome articles, below.
- Raymond Ibrahim‘s terrific website with insightful article on Islam, the Middle East, ISIS, his books, and a great deal more.
- Article mentioned on the show – “Pentagon admits no real strategy to blunt ISIS expansion“
- Didn’t get to but will have to have him back on – “Christians Accept Beheading rather than Renounce Christ for Islam“
- Christianne Boudreau’s facebook page, Support for Families Touched by Violent Extremism.
- For families struggling with radicalization, or to donate, go here Hayat Canada Family Support – “a family counseling and outreach program for family and friends of persons involved in radical Islam or on the path to violent Islamic radicalization”
- Related CNN article: FBI investigating ISIS plot here in the US