?A vel about friendship, faith, and alienation, Just Ather Jihadi Jane tells the tale of Islamist radicalization from the inside. Two children of Muslim immigrants in Englands industrial rththoughtful Jamilla and rebellious Ameenabecome best friends, and find in religion and social media a community as welcoming and encouraging as their public education is estranging. After Jamillas father dies and her brother marries, the two girls leave England and join the Islamist cause in Syria. The intellectual and emotional poverty as well as the violence they find there creates a story as gripping as it is heart-wrenching. As did All Quiet on the Western Front, Tabish Khairs vel reminds a new generation that heroism and sacrifice are t limited to one side in a conflict, and that the first victims of a murderous regime are those who live within it.