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

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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.

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a"The Islamist" is a wake-up call for Britain.a
--"The Guardian"
aAll who glibly generalise about the no-manas-land between terrorism and multi-culturalism should read this articulate and impassioned book.a
--"The Times"
a"The Islamist" should be prescribed like medicine. Whatever your prejudices, it will eat into them like acid.a
--"Daily Telegraph"
a"The Islamist" could not be more timely.a
--"Observer"
a"The Islamist" is first and foremost a riveting personal narrative, but it also carries a powerfula]message.a
--"Literary Review"
aEd Husain deserves enormous credita]It is an extraordinarily well written memoir.a
--"Mail on Sunday"
aUniquea] A call to ordinary Muslims to reclaim their faitha
--"Asian Leader"
aCourageous memoira
--"Evening Standard"
aEd Husain is the man we were all looking for after the 7/7 bombingsa]Not to help police with their investigationsa]but to help a stunned nation understand.a
--"Weekend Australian"
aHusain has written a persuasive and stimulating booka
--Martin Amis

a This captivating and terrifyingly honest book is . . . a wake-up call.a
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aPersuasive and stimulating.a
aMartin Amis

" This captivating and terrifyingly honest book is . . . a wake-up call."
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"Persuasive and stimulating."
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