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The Resource I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad, Souad Mekhennet

I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad, Souad Mekhennet

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I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad
Title
I was told to come alone
Title remainder
my journey behind the lines of jihad
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Souad Mekhennet
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eng
Summary
"The journalist who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience to bridge the gap between the Muslim world and the West and explain the rise of Islamic radicalism Souad Mekhennet has lived her entire life between worlds. The daughter of a Turkish mother and a Moroccan father, she was born and educated in Germany and has worked for several American newspapers. Since the 9/11 attacks she has reported stories among the most dangerous members of her religion; when she is told to come alone to an interview, she never knows what awaits at her destination. In this compelling and evocative book, Mekhennet seeks to answer the question, "What is in the minds of these young jihadists, and how can we understand and defuse it?" She has unique and exclusive access into the world of jihad and sometimes her reporting has put her life in danger. We accompany her from Germany to the heart of the Muslim world -- from the Middle East to North Africa, from Sunni Pakistan to Shia Iran, and the Turkish/ Syrian border region where ISIS is a daily presence. She then returns to Europe, first in London, where she uncovers the identity of the notorious ISIS executioner "Jihadi John," and then in Paris and Brussels, where terror has come to the heart of Western civilization. Too often we find ourselves unable to see the human stories behind the headlines, and so Mekhennet - with a foot in many different camps - is the ideal guide to take us where no Western reporter can go. Her story is a journey that changes her life and will have a deep impact on us as well"--
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Washington Post national security correspondent Souad Mekhennet is a Muslim who grew up in Germany. Viewed by Muslims as an interviewer they can trust, she often has access to significant newsmakers who won't meet with other Western journalists. In I Was Told to Come Alone, Mekhennet traces her life and career, offering insight into the experiences of Arabs and Muslims living in Europe. She also vividly portrays the people she's interviewed (including several jihadis) and the places of conflict she's visited as a reporter. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10564937
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DLC
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363.3250956
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my journey behind the lines of jihad
Label
I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad, Souad Mekhennet
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
958351485
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781627798976
Lccn
2016054740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)958351485
Label
I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad, Souad Mekhennet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
958351485
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781627798976
Lccn
2016054740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958351485

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