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"A terrific book. Omar Nasiri offers a groundbreaking account of the process by which young men became mujahidin. His description of life inside the Afghan training camps is more complete than any intelligence we had available to us in the 1990s. It indicates a level of professionalism within the camps that we were only able to infer from the fragmentary accounts available to us-- and which policymakers dismissed at the time as CIA scare-mongering. As a micro-level description of the whole training process within the camps, Nasiri's account has, I believe, no peer in the publications of the American intelligence community." --Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's Osama bin Laden Unit and author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very exciting first half, then the book kind of anti-climaxes towards the end. Even so, a solid story that is relevant for understanding the western vs Muslim world tension.Published 3 months ago by Glenn Andersen Skaug
I read this book a few years ago now and felt, at the time that its probably a fake. Quite willing to be corrected but that's my current opinion.Published 16 months ago by N. Higgins
This is a must have for anyone accumulating a small collection on Al Qaeda. There is info info on the training they receive to cope with torture if captured and other details of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robert N. Lindsey
My son had to do a senoir project on this subject. This book helped him get an A on it.Published 20 months ago by B.G.P.
For every body who wonders how our world governments could have let terror attacks like 9/11 happen around the world.Published 22 months ago by David Head
He had a very detailed knowledge of his past. It was a real page turner. Awesome book, I would recommend it to othersPublished 23 months ago by James Patrick
Found this book to be interesting. However was surprised how he constantly harps on the fact that non-Muslims were "occupying" Islamic lands. Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by AG
The author is ambivalent about the jihad as well as the Western culture he inhabits - just the sort of person we should hope to recruit to help our purposes. Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Autumn Sun
This book does a great job explaining the view from the other side - instead of seeing a documentary by a filmmaker who lived with Al Qaeda for a short time, the author actually... Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by Charlie