The Islamist: Why I Became An Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, And Why I Left by Ed HusainThe Islamist: Why I Became An Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, And Why I Left by Ed Husain

The Islamist: Why I Became An Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, And Why I Left

byEd Husain

Paperback | April 28, 2009

Pricing and Purchase Info

$22.00

Earn 110 plum® points
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.
Ed Husain is the author of the bestselling book The Islamist. Husain writes and speaks extensively on global threats from terrorism. He has made appearances on CNN, Fox, NPR, and more. He writes regularly for the New York Times, Financial Times and the Guardian. In 2008, Husain founded Quilliam, the world's first counter-extremism thi...
Loading
Title:The Islamist: Why I Became An Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, And Why I LeftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.53 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143115987

ISBN - 13:9780143115984

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

" This captivating and terrifyingly honest book is . . . a wake-up call."
-The Guardian (UK)

"Persuasive and stimulating."
-Martin Amis