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Jejoen Bontinck: I escaped a life of Islamic terror – now I rap about it

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Five years ago, a Belgian teenager who had travelled to the war in Syria, became the key prosecution witness in the one of the biggest terror trials ever held in Europe.Jejoen Bontinck, a Syria returnee, gave evidence against his former friends in the Islamist group Sharia4Belgium, who he claims brainwashed him.Now 25, he’s trying to…

Five years ago, a Belgian teenager who had travelled to the war in Syria, became the key prosecution witness in the one of the biggest terror trials ever held in Europe.

Jejoen Bontinck, a Syria returnee, gave evidence against his former friends in the Islamist group Sharia4Belgium, who he claims brainwashed him.

Now 25, he’s trying to build a new life as a musician under the name Ready4Jerri.

He’s given his first interview since the trial to our Brussels correspondent Nick Beake.

Video produced by Xavier Vanpevenaege and Bruno Boelpaep

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