Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The PBS on-demand streaming service, WPBS Passport, is now available in Canada! Learn More

HomeVideoBaghdadi: From Religious Scholar to Jihadist Leader | FRONTLINE | "The Secret...

Baghdadi: From Religious Scholar to Jihadist Leader | FRONTLINE | “The Secret History of ISIS”

Russia’s military has claimed it killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi — a man who once served time in an American prison in Iraq.

Subscribe on YouTube:

Here’s a look at Baghdadi’s journey from religious scholar to jihadist leader, starting back in the early days of the American occupation. Watch an encore presentation next Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — or here, streaming, for free anytime:


FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here:

FRONTLINE is made possible by PBS and CPB. Major support is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by Ford Foundation, the Park Foundation, the John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, the Wyncote Foundation and Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.