On last night's show, Arab-Canadian college instructor Yasmine Mohammed joined me to discuss her experience being raised in an Islamic fundamentalist home and her forced marriage to an Al Qaeda operative.
Yasmine describes growing up in Vancouver with a divorced mother who turned to the local Mosque for a sense of community and ended up marrying a fundamentalist polygamist Muslim man.
As a child, Yasmine's step-father forbade her from making friends or listening to music, forced her to wear a niqab, and beat her for not memorizing the Quran.
When her abuse was brought to the authorities, they brushed it off as being part of Islamic culture.
WATCH my interview with Yasmine to hear how at 19 she was forced into a marriage at with an Al Qaeda member.