By Jared Cohen
Defying international executive orders and interviewing terrorists nose to nose, a tender American excursions adversarial lands to benefit approximately heart jap early life? and uncovers a way of life that defies each stereotype.
In 2004, Jared Cohen launched into the 1st of a sequence of extraordinary trips to the center East with a purpose to comprehend the unfold of radical Islamist violence between Muslim adolescence. the result's Children of Jihad, a portrait of paradox that probes a lot deeper than any journalist or pundit ever could.
Chosen as certainly one of Kirkus Review?s top Books of 2007, Cohen?s account starts in Lebanon, the place he interviews Hezbollah participants at, of all areas, a McDonald?s. In Iran, he defies govt threats and sneaks into underground events, the place bootleg liquor, Western tune, and the web are all effortless to entry. His dicy itinerary additionally takes him to a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, borderlands in Syria, the insurgency hotbed of Mosul, and different front-line locales. At every one flip, he observes a tradition at an uncanny crossroads. Gripping and bold, Children of Jihad exhibits us the long run during the eyes of these who're shaping it.
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