Jihad: A Story of the Others looks at the reasons behind the increasing number of individuals deciding to abandon their lives in pursuit of jihad. Deeyah Khan, director of the film, has had personal experience with threats from extremists in the past and chooses to speak out, investigating how jihadists are able to convert more and more westerners to their system of belief.
The documentary features personal testimony from former extremists, shedding light on what they found alluring about this radical movement and how it affected their lives. Deeyah explores the streets in Britain, seeking out the opinions of modern Muslims and how they are facing issues of rejection and discrimination by society. Moments of insight provide the viewer with possible answers to many questions about this movement that haven’t been addressed until now.