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Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda
     

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda

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by Omar Nasiri
 

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Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services-including France's DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), and Britain's MI5 and MI6. From the netherworld of Islamist cells in Belgium, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, he

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Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services-including France's DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), and Britain's MI5 and MI6. From the netherworld of Islamist cells in Belgium, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, he risked his life to defeat the emerging global network that the West would come to know as Al Qaeda. Now, for the first time, Nasiri shares the story of his life-a life balanced precariously between the world of Islamic jihadists and the spies who pursue them. As an Arab and a Muslim, he was able to infiltrate the rigidly controlled Afghan training camps, where he encountered men who would later be known as the most-wanted terrorists on earth: Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, Abu Zubayda, and Abu Khabab al-Masri. Sent back to Europe with instructions to form a sleeper cell, Nasiri became a conduit for messages going back and forth between Al Qaeda's top recruiter in Pakistan and London's radical cleric Abu Qatada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465003723
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/09/2007
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
719 KB

Meet the Author

Omar Nasiri (not his real name) was born in Morocco and currently resides in Germany with his wife.

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Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives a fantastic perspective of a man who infiltrates the mujahadeen training camps
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did i miss something? He goes to London to form a cell but all he does is attend mosque and speak to the British and French intelligence services. He says nothing about trying to form a cell and why his contact back in the Middle East didn't question this.
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Politicoso More than 1 year ago
Interesting details about the motivation and religious dogmatic self-rationalization involved in terrorists. As usual, being on the fringes of society, regardless of religious or ideological zeal, a nice little snapshot into the entry, training and resignation of an atypical double/triple crosser. Pawns of governmental clandestine agencies and the almighty dollar. Would be interesting to see volume 2 and how Mr. Nasiri lives his daily existence and where his mind wanders.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
You can really feel the author being torn between both lives. I have been searching for someone to explain to me extreme islam from someone who understands both the religion and the west. This did it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while attending Boot Camp for the US Army. It changed the way I feel about the war and my enemy. Great book and very addicting
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Found it very hard to put down. A must read for those that want to get to know their enemy.