Undercover Jihadi

Undercover Jihadi

Inside the Toronto 18 Al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown Terrorism in the West

Book - 2014
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Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Toronto, Canada amidst twenty-first century, Western values. He attended public school. But his parents insisted he also attend Islamic madrasa. Mubin joined the Canadian Army Cadets, used drugs, had sex and partied just like the other kids. He fit right in - until he didn't. Going through an acute identity crisis at age nineteen, Mubin recommitted himself to Islam. But a chance encounter with the Taliban in Pakistan and then exposure to Canadian extremists took him down the militant jihadi path. Mubin initially celebrated the 9-11 attacks, but later turned against his religion. Mubin went back in - but this time working undercover with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), ultimately joining the "Toronto 18" to gather inside information about plans for terror attacks.
Publisher: McLean, VA : Advances Press , [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781935866596
Branch Call Number: 363.3250971 SPE 2014
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 24 cm

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samsue
Jan 02, 2016

This is an absolutely fascinating story, well-written and extremely illuminating for those of us who know very little about the Muslim religion and the terrorists who say their terrorism is just. It explains how easy it is for the disenfranchised to become pawns in the hands of extremists who pretend that their religion requires them to murder innocents. We have seen religion used as an excuse for evil throughout the centuries, but non-Muslims need to learn the reality of this religion. It should be required reading for anyone over the age of 12. To quote George Bernard Shaw, "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance".

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mprimom
Jun 26, 2015

Excellent read...

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smichal
Jun 18, 2015

Mr. Shaikh did a good thing for Canada by helping RCMP to prevent a terrorist attack, but his religious zeal still creeped me out.

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