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Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda
by Omar Nasiri
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0465023886, Hardcover)
Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe’s top foreign intelligence services - including France’s DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), and Britain’s MI5 and MI6. 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. 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. 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: Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, Abu Zubayda, and Abu Khabab al-Masri. 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.A gripping and provocative insider’s account of both Islamist terror networks and the intelligence services that spy on them, Inside the Jihad offers a completely original perspective on the ongoing battle against Al Qaeda.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:45 -0400)
"Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services - for Britain's Secret Intelligent Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI6, for the Security Service MI5, for France's DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure) and for Germany's BvF (Bundesamtes fur Verfassungsschutz). From the Islamist cells of Belgium, to the madrasas of Pakistan, to Afghanistan's terrorist training camps and to 'Londonistan', Nasiri risked his life to counter the emerging global network that the West would come to know as Al Qaeda." "Now, for the first time, Nasiri shares his story of a life in the balance - poised precariously between Islamist jihadists and the spies who pursue them. As an Arab and a Muslim, he infiltrated the rigidly-controlled training camps of Derunta and Khalden, where he encountered men who would later be among the world's most wanted terrorists: Ibn Sheikh al-Libi, Abu Zubayda and Abu Khabab al-Masri. 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 Muslim clerics."--BOOK JACKET.
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