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They go to great lengths to denounce the horrific attack and to distinguish their movement from Bin Laden's.
Equally interesting is the evoluation of thought among some radicals now grown older and wiser and more conscious of the limits of possible change.
The author is fair in his presentation of the material and provides a solid understanding of the timeline of events and what led up to them.
It has been a while ago that I read this book and I came away with a sense that there was something lacking in what was written by Fawaz A. Gerges. Read morePublished on December 11, 2011 by John D. Swallow
Gerges explores the mind of jihadists through interviews he had in Egypt and Lebanon between 1998 and 2006. He had access to papers previously unavailable to the West. Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by Blaze
I appreciated the views from a non-muslim point of view. Kamals' transformation from extremist to moderate back to extremist tells me a lot about the determination of a jihadists'... Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by William
The main thing I took from this book is just how much both sides in this new battle misunderstand each other. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Matthew Smith
This book gives you the best insight into how the "Jihadi" think. The average American is not aware of the "Islamic Movement" and what it is all about. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by S. Raposo
I thought that this was one of the best accounts of the history and current day events leading to today's conflict with people of Muslim background. Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Marylee Carrier
2006's "Journey of the Jihadist" is Fawaz Gerges' investigation of Muslim militancy, a far more nuanced phenomenum than perhaps its most public face, the transnational terrorist... Read morePublished on May 6, 2008 by D.S.Thurlow
Fawaz Gerges does an excellent job of providing insight into the mind of several Islamic jihadists. The book is well written and a very easy read. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Mike Dillemuth
Fawaz Gerges has written an easy to read description of his interviews with a number of Salifi / Wahabbi Muslims particularly the Egyptian Islamacist Kamal el-Said Habib. Read morePublished on April 8, 2007 by Donald N. Anderson