Inside the Global Jihad : How I infiltrated Al Qaeda and was abandoned by western intelligence

Author(s): Omar Nasiri

Current Affairs & Politics

Who is Omar Nasiri? Why does he matter?

This is the remarkable true story - attested by specialists in international espionage and security - of the man who infiltrated Al Qaeda in Europe, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

With an introduction by Gordon Corera, the BBC's security correspondent.

"A chillingly detailed portrait of life inside the Afghan training camps. Omar Nasiri's memoir offers a unique insider's perspective on the crucial years during which a loosely connected group of regional Islamist movements coalesced into Al Qaeda's global jihad." - Ahmed Rashid, author of the no 1 New York Times bestseller, Taliban

"A terrific book. Omar Nasiri offers a groundbreaking account of the process by which young men became mujahidin. His description of life inside the Afghan training camps is more complete than any intelligence we had available to us in the 1990s. It indicates a level of professionalism within the camps that we were only able to infer from the fragmentary accounts available to us - and which policymakers dismissed at the time as CIA scare-mongering. As a micro-level description of the whole training process within the camps, Nasiri's account has, I believe, no peer in the publications of the American intelligence community." - Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's Osama bin Laden Unit and author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror First published 2006


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  • : 9781921215094
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : 0.0
  • : November 2006
  • : 235mm X 155mm X 26mm
  • : Australia
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  • : Omar Nasiri
  • : Paperback
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