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My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

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My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross converted to Islam in college-a process that began with a desire to connect with both a religious community and a spiritual practice, and eventually led him to sympathize with the most extreme interpretations of the faith with the most radical political implications.

In the year following graduation, Gartenstein-Ross went to work for the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, a charity dedicated to fostering Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia’s austere form of Islam-a theological inspiration for many terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda. Shortly after he left Al Haramain-when his own fanaticism had waned-the foundation was charged by the U.S. government for a money-laundering scheme that was seemingly designed to finance terrorist organizations.

Gartenstein-Ross, by this time a lawyer at a prominent firm, volunteered for questioning by the FBI. They already knew who he was.

The story of how a good faith can be distorted and a decent soul can be seduced away from his principles, My Year Inside Radical Islam provides a rare glimpse into the personal interface between religion and politics.

My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - June 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm

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My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

Product Description
My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross converted to Islam in college-a process that began with a desire to connect with both a religious community and a spiritual practice, and eventually led him to sympathize with the most extreme interpretations of the faith with the most radical political implications.

In the year following graduation, Gartenstein-Ross went to work for the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, a charity dedicated to fostering Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia’s austere form of Islam-a theological inspiration for many terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda. Shortly after he left Al Haramain-when his own fanaticism had waned-the foundation was charged by the U.S. government for a money-laundering scheme that was seemingly designed to finance terrorist organizations.

Gartenstein-Ross, by this time a lawyer at a prominent firm, volunteered for questioning by the FBI. They already knew who he was.

The story of how a good faith can be distorted and a decent soul can be seduced away from his principles, My Year Inside Radical Islam provides a rare glimpse into the personal interface between religion and politics.

My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

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Inside Islam: Exposing and Reaching the World of Islam

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Author Reza Safa, a former Shiite Muslim, reveals the nature of Islam from an insider’s point of view. Safa is well-versed in the laws and history of Islam and is able to communicate the agenda of this global force.

Inside Islam: Exposing and Reaching the World of Islam

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

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From The Desert To The Derby: Inside the Ruling Family of Dubai’s Billion-Dollar Quest to Win America’s Greatest Horse Race

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This book covers the conflict between Skeikh Mohammed Rushed al Maktoum and the old-line Kentucky racing establishment. The book also brings to life some of the world’s most exquisite Thoroughbred racing facilities in the world, and a battle that involves sports’ such fertile ground; money, power, ego, and tradition.

From The Desert To The Derby: Inside the Ruling Family of Dubai’s Billion-Dollar Quest to Win America’s Greatest Horse Race

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