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The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left

 
 
 
 
The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left
Author: Ed Husain
ISBN 13: 9780143115984
ISBN 10: 143115987
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2009-04-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $17.00
 
 

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.