By Ian Johnson
Within the wake of the inside track that the September 11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson questioned how this kind of radical team may sink roots into Western soil. such a lot money owed reached again 20 years, to U.S. aid of Islamist warring parties in Afghanistan. yet Johnson dug deeper, to the beginning of the chilly battle, uncovering the untold tale of a bunch of ex-Soviet Muslims who had defected to Germany in the course of international struggle II. There, that they had been shaped right into a well-oiled anti-Soviet propaganda desktop. As that struggle ended and the chilly conflict all started, West German and U.S. intelligence brokers vied for keep an eye on of this influential workforce, and on the middle of the covert tug of conflict used to be a quiet mosque in Munich—radical Islam's first beachhead within the West.
Culled from an array of assets, together with newly declassified records, A Mosque in Munich interweaves the tales of a number of key gamers: a Nazi student grew to become postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders around the globe, together with contributors of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naïve CIA males desirous to struggle communism with a brand new weapon, Islam. a unprecedented ground-level examine chilly warfare spying and a revelatory account of the West's first, disastrous come across with radical Islam, A Mosque in Munich is as eye-catching because it is essential to our realizing the errors we're nonetheless making in our courting with Islamists this present day.
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He walked out of the fire as if he were walking out of a garden. Cries of astonishment were heard from the heathens. "They wanted to harm him, but We made them the worst losers. (Ch 21:70) This miracle shamed the tyrants, but it did not cool the flame of anger in their hearts. However after his event many of the people followed Abraham, although some kept their belief a secret for fear of harm or death at the hands of the rulers. Abraham challenges those who proclaim themselves as gods, King Namrud Abraham had established a definite reasoning against idolaters.
Thus it was obvious that is was not an ordinary camel, but one of Allah's signs. It lived among Salih's people, some of whom believed in Allah while the majority continued in their obstinacy and disbelief. Their hatred of Salih turned towards the blessed she camel and became centered on it. A conspiracy started to be hatched against the camel by the disbeliveers, and they secretly plotted against it. Salih feared that they might kill the camel, so he warned them: "O my people! " (Ch 11:64 Quran) For awhile, Salih's people let the camel graze and drink freely, but in their hearts they hated it.
Nothing can happen to me) except when my Lord (Allah) wills something. My Lord comprehends in His Knowledge all things. Will you not then remember? "And how should I fear those whom you associate in worship with Allah (though they can neither benefit nor harm), while you fear not that you have joined in worship with Allah things for which HE has not sent down to you any authority. So which of the two parties has more right to be in security? e. by worshipping others besides Allah), for them only there is security and they are the guided.
A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Ian Johnson