Dreams of the Caliphate — Brussels

Brussels suicide bomber Khalid El Bakraoui reportedly had ‘life-changing’ dream in jail in which he saw himself walking alongside the Prophet: he’s not alone among jihadists, dozens have said they were inspired by dreams. Worth reading again, I think, a report I wrote for VOA back in January on the dreams of the caliphate. You can catch it here.

Western intelligence agencies are taking increasing notice of dream accounts shared by jihadists on social media sites and in telephone and email exchanges, if only to provide pieces in the puzzle of the jihadist mind, say current and former intelligence officials.

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