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The first problem with this book is that the entire aura in which the author is writing is over 10 years old, given the lead time between writing a manuscript and publication. Read morePublished 11 months ago by nonegiven
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 HMS Warspite