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The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left Paperback – 28 Apr 2009
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" This captivating and terrifyingly honest book is . . . a wake-up call."
-The Guardian (UK)
About the Author
Ed Husain is the author of the bestselling book The Islamist. Husain writes and speaks extensively on global threats from terrorism. He has made appearances on CNN, Fox, NPR, and more. He writes regularly for the New York Times, Financial Times and the Guardian. In 2008, Husain founded Quilliam, the world's first counter-extremism think tank. He has advised policy makers and government leaders all around the globe. Husain a senior advisor for The Centre on Religion & Geopolitics.
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For all who are used to taking democracy for granted The Islamist is food for thought.
The style is excellent; detailed but engrossingly readable and full of touching narrative.
Ed Hussein's delightfully honest yet complex account of his early childhood from Brick Lane in the East End of London, his schooling, radicalisation and involvement in the Regent's Park Mosque is skillfully juxtaposed against his warm and dignified Islamic family background which provides an invaluable insight into own future as deeply involved fundamentalist.......I particularly enjoyed the invisible presence of the woman he later marries; although she is scarcely mentioned, she is definitely an influence for good.
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