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Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back
Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back
by Moazzam Begg
Edition: Hardcover

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An honest account of an incredible life, 9 April 2006
I found Mozzam's life experiences fascinating and extremely unusual. His life journey so far is stranger than fiction. Apart from the very dramatic events leading to his detention in Guantanamo, his childhood and adolesence are remarkable. He is the personification of the complicated world in which we live today. He attended a Jewish school; lived in Christian Britain and travelled to Muslim trouble spots to search for his Islamic heritage and help his fellow Muslims.
It is clear to me just how far he is from someone who is a "terrorist". Even after his horrific experiences, he still keeps an extremely tolerant and forgiving outlook towrds those who made his life miserable. The most remarkable thing about this story is the lack of anger, bitterness or hopelessness that one would expect from someone who has been through what Mozzam has been through. I found the book surprisingly uplifting considering the subject matter.


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