In the novel, Nasiri describes moving to Europe, after being involved in petty crime in his homeland of Morocco. By 1996, however, he had been recruited by radical Islamic fundamentalists, and subsequently became an informant for European counter-terrorism agencies, such as the DGSE. He would later infiltrate the Khalden training camp in Afghanistan, where he would meet such influential al-Qaeda leaders as Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi. Upon returning to Europe, he continued his work as a spy in London, before moving to Germany and getting married.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Alain Chouet
- Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi
- Abu Zubaydah
- Midhat Mursi
- Abu Hamza
- Afghan training camp
- Khalden training camp
- Omar Khadr
- Sarowbi training camp
- Derunta training camp
References[edit | edit source]
- Reid Morden, Running with, and from, al-Qaeda, The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2006
- Infiltrating Al-Qaeda: At a terrorist camp, a French spy meets the battling Khadr brothers, Macleans (magazine), November 27, 2006
Reviews of Inside the Jihad[edit | edit source]
- Ahmed Rashid author of "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia"
- Michael Scheuer author of "Imperial Hubris", "Through Our Enemies Eyes" and "Marching Toward Hell America and Islam After Iraq"
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- After a Decade at War With West, Al-Qaeda Still Impervious to Spies by Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post March 20, 2008