The Islamist

The Islamist

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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.Fayea#39;s summer experience had been positive and she recommended I apply to work with its successor, HSBC. ... My ideas were clear: a#39;To learn more about banking, finance, economics, and the corporate world. ... There were various modules one could study, taking afternoons off as study leave, and then, within four years, secure a degree in Finance ... Membership of an institute did not appeal to me, particularly not one where, I thought, English toffs drank French wine in bow ties.

Title:The Islamist
Author:Ed Husain
Publisher:Penguin - 2009-04-28


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