My Son the Jihadi

About the Show

A true story of how a British teenager turned to terrorism. This one-off exposé tells the shocking story of an ordinary British family whose eldest son, Thomas, left their home in Buckinghamshire in 2011 for Somalia to join deadly jihadi terrorist group, Al Shabaab – an Al Qaeda affiliate. At just 21, Thomas became the only known white British man to join the terror group. This powerful film documents the daily struggle mother Sally and her youngest son Michael face as they try to reconcile the Thomas they knew - a loving mild-mannered 'normal teenage lad' with Abdul Hakim, the jihad-preaching Islamist he has become.