The first thing you learn about Omar Nasiri is that even his name is an alias. Read “Inside the Jihad My Life with Al Qaeda” by Omar Nasiri with Rakuten Kobo . Between and , Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe’s. Between and , Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe’s top foreign intelligence services-including France’s DGSE (Direction Read More.

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His motivations for joining in jihad are a mixture of belief in getting American and European influence out of Muslim lands, the opportunity to play with cool toys, and his desire to be “taken care of” by the DGSE. If you are interested in the subject of terrorism or simply looking for a good spy story, this is it. You submitted the following rating and review. Now we are backwards. The stories presented seem unique and genuine, and although the author is a little unreliable at times, he’s so clever that Incredibly enlightening first-hand account of not only how Al Qaeda is run from the bottom-up, but how information is gathered in intelligence agencies around the world today.

The sooner this is acknowledged by all parties, the sooner we can adress the real cause of Islamic sourced terrorism and find a way to end the radicalisation of young Muslim men that seems to be sweeping into more and more of their religion. The Osama bin Laden I Know.

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda

The book expresses how driven these networks of men are. Informative Global Patterns of Terrorism cover Belgium a useful reminder to those who memories only go back as as to when they think ’causes’ for ‘terrorism; esp Islamic variety, started in the world [6b].

I did I was hesitant about reading this one, but with the gentle urging of my husband, I dove in and found that I didn’t want to pull myself away. At a terrorist camp, a French spy meets the battling Khadr brothersMaclean’sNovember 27, Summary and Analysis of Black Flags: The title should be at least 4 characters long.


He presents his inner conflict of whether he’s really a terrorist or a spy in a real way, and I believed that he truly was conflicted. Aug 27, Ed rated it did not like it Recommends it for: At times I found the writer a little arrogant in his skills and perceptions, but I think it truly is insidf must read. But today De Morgen – leftist flemish newspaper – claimed the Laatste Nieuws was wrong. The Great War for Civilisation.

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How to write a great review. Apr 14, Abhishek Agarwal rated it liked it. Now, for the first time, Nasiri shares the story of his life-a life balanced precariously between the world of Islamic jihadists and the spies who pursue them. Worst part of the book: What do you think god would say, Jlhad done, I like this war of attrition.

Abu Zubeida had told him in Afghanistan that Abu Hamza’s hands had not been blown off in combat operations but in mishandling nitro-glycerine. I am grateful for the courage it took Nasiri, whomever he may be, to not only endure these camps, but to bravely persevere with the many obstacles throw at him from every direction. As an Arab and a Muslim, he was able to infiltrate the rigidly controlled Afghan training camps, where he encountered men who would later be known as the most-wanted terrorists on earth: It sounds like we have been misled and fed lies from our politicians and media in regards to the Muslim world and their real motivations.

Jul 06, Michael Simborg rated it it was amazing.

Jun 25, Billy rated it liked it Shelves: He is leading terrorist expert in Belgium with French secret service links. Amusingly at the end, he tells us that the jihad will come to an end An interesting book by a man who trained insife the jihadist camps in Afghanistan but was also an agent for the French DGSE.

I’m not sure where to begin with this one: As someone who didn’t know a lot about Arab culture and the slight religious and moral views that make all the difference between the seemingly similar groups that make them up, this taught me a lot.


When describing oar training, I kept thinking about how the guns, explosives and chemicals were nssiri toys to him – you can almost see him internally jumping for joy the first time he handles an AK Sent back to Europe with instructions to form a sleeper cell, Nasiri became a conduit for messages going back and forth between Al Qaeda’s top recruiter in Pakistan and London’s radical cleric Abu Qatada.

Anyway, I was left with very mixed feelings about the author which taints the veracity of his account for me. I think they should stop interfering in the politics of Muslim nations.

First, there was the incredibly nuanc Phenomenal book. A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest. Most went of to fight in regional conflicts. Many of the people who visited them never came back. In telling its story, the book canvasses the panoply of extremists with their jigad motivations and intensity, from Algerian to Chechen fighters.

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda by Omar Nasiri

A good read, but I seriously doubt the veracity. Is This Your First War? Retrieved from ” https: While you may be inclined to discount this work as a fabrication, the introduction written by a former high-ranking CIA officer lends credibility. The only way to defeat this wave of violence is awareness and understanding the reasons which would motivate hundreds of young men and women to dies for what they believe. This book discloses the stupendous growth of Al-Qaeda camps over the years.

And what is the probability of peace if we we’re to apply this strategy? Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.