E is for Ed Husain


The Islamist by Ed Husain

I'm very into books about radical Islam, I find it fascinating and this book let's you get into the mind of Ed Husain who as a young man got roped into radical Islam, but eventually saw sense and left. It doesn't cover a lot of current radical Islam issues such as ISIS or the War in Syria and generally the Middle East post-Arab Spring as the book was published in 2007. Husain was radicalised in the 90's and turned his back on it either just before or just after 9/11. But most of the same themes and issues that surround radicalisation currently can be found in this book.

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