WNIT to air program featuring story of Elkhart woman imprisoned for supporting ISIS

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An upcoming episode of FRONTLINE on PBS Michiana – WNIT will feature the story of Samantha Elhassani, formally known as Samantha Sally, an Elkhart woman now serving six and a half years in prison for financially supporting ISIS.

PBS Michiana – WNIT sent the following information to 95.3 MNC about the program:

Elhassani was living in Elkhart in 2014 when her husband and his brother went to Syria to join the terrorist group. She claimed she was tricked into joining ISIS and feared losing her children.

The episode of FRONTLINE, set to air at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, features extensive interviews with Elhassani, her sister and her young son who was with her and took part in ISIS training.

The program also includes extensive footage from the family’s time with ISIS, some quite shocking, of Elhassani’s son been trained in how to utilize a suicide bomb.

Click HERE to watch a trailer of the program.


  1. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    Leave it to PBS to try and spin her treason as persecution. It’s past time to defund PBS.


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