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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
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my journey behind the lines of jihad
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Souad Mekhennet
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eng
Summary
I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel ... For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for the Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing - Muslim and Western. She has also sought to provide a mediating voice between these cultures, which too often misunderstand each other. In this compelling and evocative memoir, we accompany Mekhennet as she journeys behind the lines of jihad, starting in the German neighbourhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalised and the Iraqi neighbourhoods where Sunnis and Shia turned against one another, and culminating on the Turkish/Syrian border region where ISIS is a daily presence. In her travels across the Middle East and North Africa, she documents her chilling run-ins with various intelligence services and shows why the Arab Spring never lived up to its promise. She then returns to Europe, first in London, where she uncovers the identity of the notorious ISIS executioner 'Jihadi John', and then in France, Belgium and her native Germany, where terror has come to the heart of Western civilisation. Mekhennet's background has given her unique access to some of the world's most wanted men, who generally refuse to speak to Western journalists. She is not afraid to face personal danger to reach out to individuals in the inner circles of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS and their affiliates; when she is told to come alone to an interview, she never knows what awaits at her destination. Souad Mekhennet is an ideal guide to introduce us to the human beings behind the ominous headlines, as she shares her transformative journey with us. Hers is a story you will not soon forget
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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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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10564937
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YDX
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Mekhennet, Souad
Dewey number
363.3250956
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Emwazi, Mohammed
  • Mekhennet, Souad
  • IS (Organization)
  • Jihad
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
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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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000060025433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780349008387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985383317
Label
I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad, Souad Mekhennet
Publication
Copyright
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
000060025433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780349008387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985383317

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