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Life is more beautiful than paradise : a jihadist's own story

Author: بري، خالد. ; Khālid Birrī
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1986, when this autobiography opens, the author is a typical fourteen-year-old boy in Asyut in Upper Egypt. Attracted at first by the image of a radical Islamist group as 'strong Muslims', his involvement develops until he finds himself deeply committed to its beliefs and implicated in its activities. This ends when, as he leaves the university following a demonstration, he is arrested. Prison, a return to life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Khālid Birrī; Khalid Birrī; Khālid Birrī; Khālid Birrī
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: بري، خالد. ; Khālid Birrī
ISBN: 9789774162947 9774162943
OCLC Number: 316039234
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: xi, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Dunyā ajmal min al-Jannah.
Responsibility: Khaled al-Berry ; translated by Humphrey Davies.

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An autobiographical account of a journey into extremism. It opens a window onto the mind of an extremist who turns out to be disarmingly like many other clever adolescents. It provides a vital key to  Read more...

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"Enjoyable and pioneering."--Marcia Lynx Qualey, al-Masri al-Yom"The author's refusal to demonize and his relative objectivity in telling the story is precisely what makes this book authentic and Read more...

 
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