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I can understand those seduced by Isis; once, it could have been me

I think I can understand the young people seduced by Isis– because once upon a time, it could have been me

25 July 2015

9:00 AM

25 July 2015

9:00 AM

One of the great moments of my student life was opening the door and seeing visitors step back, shocked. I’d shaved my hair off to an eighth of an inch. It felt like velvet but looked spiky and hard. It was all down to Ulrike Meinhof, co-founder with Andreas Baader of the Red Army Faction, who’d just hanged herself in Stammheim prison, in Germany.

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