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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
Statement of responsibility
Souad Mekhennet
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Author
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Language
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"--
Summary
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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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10564937
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
363.3250956
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
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
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3043643
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Meeting ISIS: Turkey, 2014 -- Stranger in a strange land: Germany and Morocco, 1978-93 -- The Hamburg cell: Germany, 1994-2003 -- A country with a divided soul: Iraq, 2003-4 -- A call from Khaled el-Masri: Germany and Algeria, 2004-6 -- Even if I die today or tomorrow: Lebanon, 2007 -- The lost boys of Zarqa: Jordan, 2007 -- The value of a life: Algeria, 2008 -- Guns and roses: Pakistan, 2009 -- Mukhabarat: Egypt, 2011 -- This is not an Arab spring: Germany and Tunisia, 2011 -- Threats: Bahrain, Iran, and Germany, 2011-13 -- Boys for the Caliphate: Germany, 2013 -- Brides for the Caliphate: Germany and France, 2014-15 -- The search for an Islamist Beatle, or Finding Jihadi John: Britain, 2014-15 -- Terror comes home: Austria, France, and Belgium, 2015-16 -- Epilogue: The deepest cut: Germany and Morocco, 2016
Control code
ocn990141626
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781627798969
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2ED9816E-C041-409D-B93E-90499200AA21
System control number
(OCoLC)990141626
Label
I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad, Souad Mekhennet
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3043643
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Meeting ISIS: Turkey, 2014 -- Stranger in a strange land: Germany and Morocco, 1978-93 -- The Hamburg cell: Germany, 1994-2003 -- A country with a divided soul: Iraq, 2003-4 -- A call from Khaled el-Masri: Germany and Algeria, 2004-6 -- Even if I die today or tomorrow: Lebanon, 2007 -- The lost boys of Zarqa: Jordan, 2007 -- The value of a life: Algeria, 2008 -- Guns and roses: Pakistan, 2009 -- Mukhabarat: Egypt, 2011 -- This is not an Arab spring: Germany and Tunisia, 2011 -- Threats: Bahrain, Iran, and Germany, 2011-13 -- Boys for the Caliphate: Germany, 2013 -- Brides for the Caliphate: Germany and France, 2014-15 -- The search for an Islamist Beatle, or Finding Jihadi John: Britain, 2014-15 -- Terror comes home: Austria, France, and Belgium, 2015-16 -- Epilogue: The deepest cut: Germany and Morocco, 2016
Control code
ocn990141626
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627798969
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2ED9816E-C041-409D-B93E-90499200AA21
System control number
(OCoLC)990141626

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