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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, Gordon Corera (Introduction)
 

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Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services. 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.

As an Arab and a Muslim, he was able

Overview

Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services. 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.

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 some of the most-wanted terrorists on earth. Sent back to Europe by Al Qaeda's top recruiter with instructions to form a sleeper cell, Nasiri instead spied on the radical imams of "Londinistan" as they funnelled cash and aspiring jihadis back to the Afghan camps.

A gripping insider's account of both Islamist terror networks and the intelligence services that spy on them, Inside the Jihad offers a completely original perspective on the ongoing battle against Al Qaeda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465023882
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/20/2006
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

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.