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A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West

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The enthralling Cold War tale of a Nazi spymaster, a CIA-run radio station, and the mosque that became radical Islam’s first home in the West

“An impeccably researched and eye-opening work of social and political history.”—Wall Street Journal

In the wake of the news that the 9/11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson wondered how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. Most accounts reached back twenty years, to U.S. support of Islamist fighters in Afghanistan. But Johnson dug deeper, uncovering the story of a mosque in Germany. Its history stretched to World War II and, with CIA support, the mosque later became a haven for radical Islamists who spread their influence across the continent.

Based on previously unmined archives in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland, A Mosque in Munich is a rare, ground-level look at Cold War spying and a parable for our dealings with radical Islam today.

“It is not just Johnson’s investigative reporting that makes this book important. He also has a gift for historical narrative . . . He structures his cloak-and-dagger tale around a series of absurdly colorful characters.”—New Republic

Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Ian Johnson spent five years researching and writing this book, interviewing survivors, scouring archives, and pressuring governments to release sensitive intelligence documents. He is also the author of Wild Grass: Three Portraits of Change in Modern China.

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The extraordinary unknown story of how the CIA and an ex-Nazi intelligence agent gave radical Islam its foothold in the West, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter

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“Astonishing . . . A tale of spymasters and specialists in Islam, of idealism and Islamism, of clan rivalries and clandestine payments, of deception and self-deception, of agents and agitators.”—Boston Globe

Synopsis:

In the wake of the news that the 9/11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson wondered how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. Most accounts reached back twenty years, to U.S. support of Islamist fighters in Afghanistan. But Johnson dug deeper, uncovering the story of a mosque in Germany. Its history stretched to World War II and, with CIA support, the mosque later became a haven for radical Islamists who spread their influence across the continent.

Based on previously unmined archives in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland, A Mosque in Munich is a rare, ground-level look at Cold War spying and a parable for our dealings with radical Islam today.

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter IAN JOHNSON spent five years researching and writing Mosque in Munich, interviewing survivors, scouring archives, and pressuring governments to release sensitive intelligence documents. He is also the author of Wild Grass: Three Portraits of Change in Modern China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547423173
Author:
Johnson, Ian
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Johnson, N.
Author:
ia
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
Islam - General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
no art
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » 20th Century
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
Religion » Christianity » Devotionals
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Islam » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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The extraordinary unknown story of how the CIA and an ex-Nazi intelligence agent gave radical Islam its foothold in the West, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter
"Synopsis" by ,

“Astonishing . . . A tale of spymasters and specialists in Islam, of idealism and Islamism, of clan rivalries and clandestine payments, of deception and self-deception, of agents and agitators.”—Boston Globe

"Synopsis" by ,

In the wake of the news that the 9/11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson wondered how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. Most accounts reached back twenty years, to U.S. support of Islamist fighters in Afghanistan. But Johnson dug deeper, uncovering the story of a mosque in Germany. Its history stretched to World War II and, with CIA support, the mosque later became a haven for radical Islamists who spread their influence across the continent.

Based on previously unmined archives in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland, A Mosque in Munich is a rare, ground-level look at Cold War spying and a parable for our dealings with radical Islam today.

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