Dutch Teen Maps ISIS From His Bedroom
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Screenshot of territory progression video using Thomas van Linge's maps. (YouTube)[/caption]Every once in a while a story of a whiz-kid comes along and impresses you. That was the case when I read about Thomas van Linge from Amsterdam. Not only has he tracked the movement of ISIS for years, but he even taught himself Arabic. It is "kids" like this that continue to fight everyday so that Freedom will be defended and the evils of the world will not be ignored. From Newser:
(NEWSER) – Thomas van Linge has become one of the most respected cartographers around when it comes to tracking global conflicts, including the advances of ISIS, Boko Haram, and separatists in Ukraine. His highly detailed, color-coded maps have been picked up by CNN, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post, among other media—and the 19-year-old creates them all from his childhood bedroom in Amsterdam, reports der Spiegel. Yes, 19. And the young activist has never even been to any of the war-torn regions he documents and taught himself Arabic on YouTube. "I want to inform people mostly and show people the rebel dynamics in the country," he told Newsweek in June. "I also want to inform journalists who want to go to the region which regions are definitely no-go zones, which regions are the most dangerous, and also to show strategic developments through time."
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