{FD} Why I left ISIS: Former Baghdadi ‘friend’ and aide, others speak out

Sheikh Hussam Naji, born in Baghdad in 1980, thought his wildest dreams had come true when ISIS and its so-called “caliphate” captured swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria in the summer of 2014. Only for Naji – who was personally appointed by Baghdadi to be his assistant – the dream quickly morphed into a nightmare.