Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism

Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism

by Maajid Nawaz, Tom Bromley

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ISBN-13: 9780762795529
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,118,675
File size: 588 KB

About the Author

Maajid Nawaz is the cofounder of Quilliam. He holds a BA in Arabic and law and an MS in political theory. Maajid has addressed the US Senate, been interviewed by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, and has written for the London Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others.


David Linski (a.k.a. David Ligudzinski and David Atlas) is a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. He has numerous voice-over credits, an extensive theatrical resume, and has starred in short and feature films both in the United States and Australia.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

On the Paris Attacks of November 13, 2015 xvii

Preface to the US Edition xix

Foreword Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK xxix

Part 1 B-Boy

1 Memories of the Ghost Train 3

2 This Game's Not for Palds 13

3 The Doctor Who Said "Fuck tha Police" 19

5 The Stranger Stabbed for Me 27

5 The Green Backpack with No Bomb 37

6 When Babri Mosque Fell in India 45

7 A Land Where Fetuses Are Cut from Wombs 55

Part 2 Islamist

8 An Islamist Takeover 65

9 12,000 Muslims Screaming "Khilafah" 69

10 Servant of the Compeller 75

11 The Womb That Bore Me 81

12 A Show of Hands to Harden the Heart 87

13 The Romanticism of Struggle 91

14 Dreams of a Nuclear Caliphate 97

15 Caliphs in Copenhagen 107

16 The Polemic 113

17 Welcome to Egypt: We Do As We Please 127

18 The Ghimarnah Has No Rules 135

19 Number Forty-Two 145

20 Assalaamu Alaykum, You've Just Come out of Hell 151

21 The Luxury of an Audience 157

22 The Penguin Is Hit by Slippers 163

23 "Monocracy" 171

Part 3 Radical

24 Where the Heart Leads, the Mind Can Follow 181

25 No Right to Silence 193

26 How Many Years Did You Fail? 199

27 Civil-Democratic Intimidation 209

28 The Decade-Late Apology 215

29 Monkeys in a Zoo 225

30 Visiting No. 10 231

31 Khudi Pakistan 235

32 I Will See Your Day When It Comes 243

Postscript 249

Epilogue: Ideas Are Bulletproof (2013) 257

Glossary of Arabic Terms 267

Resources 269

Acknowledgments 273

What People are Saying About This

Tina Brown

"One of the essential books to understanding the path to radicalism that will fill one with hope that others can find their way back as Maajid Nawaz relates so movingly." - Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast

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Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful teaching tool for understanding Islam, extreme Islamism, and being a Muslim. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impressive and informative. Explains the critical difference between Islam and Islamism. Do not mix politics and religion please, it will never work. This book taught me that and many more things. A must read for today.
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