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4.00219298245614 out of 54.00219298245614 out of 54.00219298245614 out of 54.00219298245614 out of 54.00219298245614 out of 5 4.00 (456 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Omar Nasiri Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For the first time, a first person account of life inside the Jihad

This is a detailed portrait of the complex man who fought on both sides. From Europe’s burgeoning terrorist underground in the 1990s, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, Omar Nasiri offers a unique and chilling perspective, on both the rise of Al Qaeda, and the intelligence services that struggled to contain it.

Inside the Jihad is the story of a double agent operative working for UK and French intelligence in infiltrating Al Qaeda training camps. During his time in the camps, Nasiri met all of the top terrorist leaders—including Osama Bin Laden—and engaged in a wide range of illegal activities. Strikingly well-written and gripping, Inside the Jihad is a terrifying, suspenseful read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Inside the Jihad reads like a John le Carre novel. It is replete with tales of phony passports, envelopes stuffed with cash and cloak-and-dagger meetings…Mr. Nasiri’s account of the camps is detailed and chilling.”

    New York Times

  • “Lloyd James’s presentation is clear and well matched to the subject matter.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda I | 2/6/2014

    " Insightful, compelling and very well-written. I couldn't put the story down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shirl | 2/1/2014

    " I thought this was a good look at the spy world from an opposing side. I also thought it was a telling glimpse into a much more sophisticated network focused on learning all they can in order to be successful at bringing down their enemy. The book expresses how driven these networks of men are. They are funded, committed, and convinced of their mission, yet disenfranchised from their own countries in pursuit of their jihad. No questions this was an informative book, and chilling as Nasiri goes into great detail about the training of these al qaeda men. I certainly read the book feeling alarmed as one by one assumptions I had about Al Qaeda's sophistication fell to the wayside. This book is an education, and it is a warning. I'll leave it to you to decide on it's authenticity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Holland G | 1/6/2014

    " This is a very good read! The first third is about the authors life growing up and the events that led him to become a secret agent of the French Intelligence. The 2nd third is about his days inside the jihad and is very good too. The last part is about his life in London trying to infiltrate the various cells in the British capital. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 12/13/2013

    " I found this book quite interesting. I'm impressed with Omar's bravery to do what he did. I enjoyed his writing style overall and found myself really getting in to the story just when it ended. It felt like the ending was pretty abrupt and I would've liked to hear what happened in his life from that point forward. Perhaps a second installment? "

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About the Author

Omar Nasiri is the pseudonym of a Moroccan spy who infiltrated al-Qaeda, attending training camps in Afghanistan and passing information to the UK and French intelligence services. Inside the Jihad: My Life With Al Qaeda, A Spy’s Story is his first book.