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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The end is equally disturbing because his knowledge was available to intelligence agencies who apparently misused him.

Can it be Defeated? According to the Rev Nadim Nassar, “What the West calls terrorism, millions of other people call it holy acts defending the true religion which is, in their view, Islam. Neither of these groups would nasjri inclined to confirm the accounts. Aug 27, Ed rated it did not like it Recommends it for: First, there was the incredibly nuanced picture it shows of fundamentalist Islam.

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Muslims in their various denominations are polarised and differ in defining this critical and sensitive concept which is quite central in the Quran. His motivations for joining in jihad are a mixture of belief in getting American and European influence out of Muslim lands, the opportunity to play with cool toys, and his desire to be “taken care of” by the DGSE.

What the West calls terrorism, millions of other people call it holy acts defending the true religion which is, in their view, Islam.

A very interesting insight into the growth of what became known as “Al Qaeda” in the s. Yet during the programme he said something that, if true, would be highly likely to break his cover. A very small number turned their attention to the United States. Two suspects, Kamel Saddeddine and Youssef El Majda, were jnside and sentenced to five years in prison.


Omar’s evaluation in the early pages of his book is very interesting. Osama bin Laden’s criminal associates played their best hand on 11 September Oct 27, Vickie rated it liked it.

On the other hand, if the conversation did not take place, ON would risk nothing. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

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. A great character study too of this troubled soul. Talk about Newsnight is a blog from the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme. In fact this would make alla a evil god.

A good read, but I seriously doubt the veracity.

I certainly read the book feeling alarmed as one by one assumptions I had about Al Hhe sophistication fell to the wayside. Newsnight should have checked this guy’s story properly instead of beeing an instrument for creating fear. He writes of lying to, cheating and stealing from his family, friends and co-conspirators, says he was able to fool a drug dealer in Belgium—and even convince the drug naisri to lead him to an arms dealer and dupe the arms dealers into providing guns and ammunition to him with no money up front and no security for the illegal goods.

It’s particularly jarring given the ample use of other Arabic words and names that start with “q”: All of this ,is being said by Belgian terrorist-export Claude Moniquet. The bases in Afghanistan were remnants of a past war.


He attended terrorist training camps as a spy, but later gave up his life as a spy when his heart was no longer in it. 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.

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Jihad is the buzz word in the religious and political scenes. Well done, I like this war of attrition. You have to see what is happening around the world and make a judgemental decision Is there a link with evil and islam And when they don’t they should be killed, because that’s what happens to invading armies and occupiers.

Tower of the Sun. The only way to defeat this wave of violence is awareness and understanding the reasons tje would motivate hundreds of young men and women to dies for what they believe.

How do we face this incredible phenomenon which facing the world and spreading horror, confusion and fear in the hearts of millions around the globe?

I am grateful for the courage it took Nasiri, whomever he may be, to not only endure these camps, but to bravely nasuri with the many obstacles throw at him from every direction. If goodreads had a rating below one star “Inside the Jihad” would qualify. Anyone who has read ‘Al-Qaeda: To Live or to Perish Forever.