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Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East

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Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth? and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype.

In 2004, Jared Cohen embarked on the first of a series of incredible journeys to the Middle East in an effort to understand the spread of radical Islamist violence among Muslim youth. The result is Children of Jihad, a portrait of paradox that probes much deeper than any journalist or pundit ever could.

Chosen as one of Kirkus Review?s Best Books of 2007, Cohen?s account begins in Lebanon, where he interviews Hezbollah members at, of all places, a McDonald?s. In Iran, he defies government threats and sneaks into underground parties, where bootleg liquor, Western music, and the Internet are all easy to access. His risky itinerary also takes him to a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, borderlands in Syria, the insurgency hotbed of Mosul, and other front-line locales. At each turn, he observes a culture at an uncanny crossroads. Gripping and daring, Children of Jihad shows us the future through the eyes of those who are shaping it.

 

Synopsis:

Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youtha and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype.

In 2004, Jared Cohen embarked on the first of a series of incredible journeys to the Middle East in an effort to understand the spread of radical Islamist violence among Muslim youth. The result is Children of Jihad, a portrait of paradox that probes much deeper than any journalist or pundit ever could.

Chosen as one of Kirkus Reviewas Best Books of 2007, Cohenas account begins in Lebanon, where he interviews Hezbollah members at, of all places, a McDonaldas. In Iran, he defies government threats and sneaks into underground parties, where bootleg liquor, Western music, and the Internet are all easy to access. His risky itinerary also takes him to a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, borderlands in Syria, the insurgency hotbed of Mosul, and other front-line locales. At each turn, he observes a culture at an uncanny crossroads. Gripping and daring, Children of Jihad shows us the future through the eyes of those who are shaping it.

About the Author

After completing this book, Jared Cohen joined the U.S. Department of State. A Stanford graduate, Oxford graduate, and Rhodes scholar, he has conducted extensive research in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. He has appeared in the media, including The Colbert Report, CNN, NPR, BBC, MSNBC, ABC, Fox News, and a variety of other TV and radio programs. He works in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592403998
Author:
Cohen, Jared
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Jihad
Subject:
Middle East Description and travel.
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.96x5.42x.76 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youtha and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype.

In 2004, Jared Cohen embarked on the first of a series of incredible journeys to the Middle East in an effort to understand the spread of radical Islamist violence among Muslim youth. The result is Children of Jihad, a portrait of paradox that probes much deeper than any journalist or pundit ever could.

Chosen as one of Kirkus Reviewas Best Books of 2007, Cohenas account begins in Lebanon, where he interviews Hezbollah members at, of all places, a McDonaldas. In Iran, he defies government threats and sneaks into underground parties, where bootleg liquor, Western music, and the Internet are all easy to access. His risky itinerary also takes him to a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, borderlands in Syria, the insurgency hotbed of Mosul, and other front-line locales. At each turn, he observes a culture at an uncanny crossroads. Gripping and daring, Children of Jihad shows us the future through the eyes of those who are shaping it.

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