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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It is not naivete on my pa This was difficult to get through for a number of reasons. Nasiri writes laudatorily of the religious lessons in the training camps and praises Abu Qatada as a “true scholar” of Islam in contrast to the demagoguery of Abu Hamza.

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Read extracts here and leave your comments below. This process does not happen by military force or more arrogance or deeper stubbornness and continuous denial to see what stares in our face every single minute. Intelligence agencies of France. Naasiri time has come when we must embrace humility to listen, learn and engage with the people who could truly help raising the awareness for and promoting the inaide of informed respect, intelligent love and challenging dialogue.

And the for such believers, Jihaad means war, war against world peace! I am not sure how veracious the account is, some point I guess the book gets interesting in middle part of it when the author is actually on field in Afghanistan training camps. For example, the author has somewhat of an identity crisis while he’s “training” in the camps to fight his jihad.

I wonder how many other jihadis share his background and his sensibilities, and whether we will ever be able to find a middle insife. The author was in nihad unique position to successfully “pose” as a mujahidin, jihadist, or terrorist depending on your perspective and report back to the authorities in Europe.

It’s a fascinating story, reading at times like a novel, but it’s clear that Nasiri — unlike ex-Islamist memoirists Ed Husain and Maajid Nawaz — remains committed to the goals of Islamism, including violence, though within limits that the GIA, al-Qaida, and other jihadist groups transgress. Two suspects, Kamel Saddeddine and Youssef El Majda, were convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.


Arab Spring Then and Now. Lists with This Book. You know it’s a good book when you realize how much you do not know on every page. I really don’t think that I’m a Islamaphobe; I went into this book very openmindedly is that a word?

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags: What do you think god would say, Well done, I like this war of attrition. Throughout the text the author transcribes Qur’an as “Kur’an” — a peculiar insde choice that is neither English Koran nor Arabic Qur’an.

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Talk about Newsnight Book club. Rise and Kill First.

A follow-up to my previous post. If you are interested in the subject of terrorism o This is simply a fascinating book, which also happens to be very readable.

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I did not like the chapters discussing the weapons and their use. The Great War for Civilisation. Mar 19, Ingrid Hansen rated it really liked it Recommended to Ingrid by: It was a page turner, and in some ways very fascinating. Views Read Edit View history. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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. At the same time, its very interesting to see how the role of the camps in the mid 90s was not necessarily to centrally train terrorists for Al Qaeda missions but to provide training to fighters to go back and fight in their own jihads.

When I pursuing my degree in Emergency Management Degree with a concentration in terrorism, this book opened my eyes and if you want to understand the reasons why terrorists do what they do then read how this covert operator infiltrated Al Qaeda and learned their ways.

How is it that one of the Kyrgyztanis who spilled water as a joke was sent back to Pakistan within one hour of his irresponsible horse play in the lab? Doe’s anybody think we may have to fight these jihadists? I think he has less credibility than James Frey or Clifford Irving. He does a good job of expressing his feelings, emotions, and reasons for his decisions.


I am not sure how veracious the account is, some points do feel artificial. After a bunch of hemming and hawing, I ultimately gave this three stars because it was an interesting and fast-paced read, but the likelihood of everything described happening is about as likely as me joining an Islamic militant group.

This is humiliating, and every Muslim feels it. A This book was written by an Arab man who became involved with terrorist groups in the s and then became a spy. Yet during the programme he said something that, if true, would be highly likely to break his cover.

Jan 14, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: Nqsiri 06, Michael Simborg rated it it was amazing.

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Abu Zubeida had told him in Afghanistan that Abu Hamza’s hands had not been blown off in combat operations but in mishandling jiuad. Oct 27, Vickie rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Inside the Jihadplease sign up. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Clearly, they worked on models centred on the threat of Irish republican radicals, and no other threat seemed to hold their attention. What do you think god would say. I Jhiad Told to Come Alone. From the netherworld of Islamist cells in Belgium, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, he risked his life to defeat the emerging global network that the West would come to know as Al Qaeda.