Radical My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening

Radical My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening

Language: English

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ISBN: 0753540770

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2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCF2dhtfy7k&feature=related. 22. Maajid Nawaz’s video blog response to Sayyid Qutb’s The America that I Saw, part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0qdURg4Qz0 part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mX6A27D5g0 part 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3JqAKi2FTU. 23. Maajid Nawaz testifies in UK parliament, www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmhaff/uc1446-i/uc144601.htm. 24. Prime Minister Brown cites Maajid Nawaz among reasons for not banning

call of duty. Thank you. Thanks also go to Jonathan Blair for suggesting that I abandon the large, corporate US agencies and consider instead his twin brother. It worked. I am indebted to the UK publishing director of the Virgin and WH Allen imprints at Ebury, Ed Faulkner, a visionary who saw me on the TED stage and instantly became enthused about the need to get my story out there. I’d also like to thank Yvonne Jacob at Ebury for being so proactive in spotting my story in the first instance, and

what he’d done. This sparked the residues of anger within me, and I headed straight for him. I wasn’t with my crew on this occasion; I’d left them somewhere nearby. It was just Patrick and me again. I had my knife on my back as usual. Patrick, for all his cocky confidence back at primary school, was not a street kid in the way I’d become. He saw me, he saw the look in my eyes, and he began to cower. “Please don’t hit me. Maajid, please don’t hit me.” I hadn’t even said anything, and the

Africans in front of everyone. And dared them to step up to the power of Islam, and warned them of Allah’s wrath if they messed with Muslims. We were grossly outnumbered, yet we faced them unflinchingly, with a fire raging in our chests and the sort of conviction that animates one’s expression. The African students didn’t know what to do. Our brazen confidence threw them, and they just stood there gaping. Ours was a calculated conflation of the HT message and self-defense: galvanizing the

a small child, and it took me awhile to adjust to our new surroundings. A Westerner could actually live extremely comfortably for not too much money. You can have—and people do have—huge mansions, with swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and the works. Outside, however, there would probably be a half-built road, unless you were willing to pay for it. There may well not be regular electricity, and you would have to fund your own electricity generator. These were all typical indications of state failure and

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