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If you only read one book this year - make it this one!,
This review is from: Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back (Hardcover)
Once I purchased Enemy Combatant, I couldn't put it down. Few books can claim to be written in a tone that alternates humour, seriousness, humility, self-reflection, moments of despair, and prevailing optimism.
Moazzam's account of his personal search takes the reader from the NF days in Birmingham, to war-torn Bosnia, to sinister Turkey (amateur spies abound!) and devastated Afghanistan.
As a convert to Islaam, I have been on "both sides of the fence". I feel that Enemy Combatant has the power to win hearts and minds, provoking dialogue to reach common ground. Above all, this book hammers home the point that the Guantanamo detainees, demonised by the press and abandoned by hypocitical leaders, are husbands, fathers and sons.