The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left (Google eBook)
The true story of one man's journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back
Raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain was presented with an intriguing political interpretation of Islam known as fundamentalism. Lured by these ideas, he committed his life to them. Five years later, he rejected extremism and tried to return to a normal life. But soon he realized that Islamic fundamentalists pose a threat that most people-Muslim and non- Muslim alike-simply don't understand.
Based on first-hand experiences and written with pervasive clarity, The Islamist delivers a rare inside glimpse of the devious methods used to recruit new members, and offers profound insight into the appeal fundamentalism has for young Muslims in the Western world.
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Review: The IslamistUser Review - Tom - Goodreads
Brilliant insight into the world of political Islam from someone who got pulled into the scene in the early days of British radicalism. He gives a good history on the beginnings of radical Islam and ... Read full review
Review: The IslamistUser Review - Stephen Clynes - Goodreads
Ed is a young Muslim living in London. Ed tries different flavours of Islam, becomes a radical Islamist and later changes his mind. This book is Ed's memoir and it's 288 pages were written in 2007 ... Read full review
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