My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic by Jürgen Todenhöfer

By Jürgen Todenhöfer

An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what’s particularly occurring at the back of the borders of the Islamic State.

ISIS, IS, the ISLAMIC kingdom. it is a company that has taken on chilling institutions because of the bad deeds devoted in its identify. ISIS beheads journalists—and but one, Jürgen Todenhöfer, used to be invited to go to its opponents in Mosul, after months of negotiations. followed by means of his son, Frederic Todenhöfer, who photographed the adventure, he requested them to give an explanation for their ideals, motivations, and pursuits. This publication, the main in-depth study carried out at the terror workforce to date, is the results of these conversations. My trip into the center of Terror shows how the association grew from its al-Qaeda roots and the function the West has performed, either previous and current. alongside the best way, Todenhöfer bargains startling insights into what ISIS thinks, what it wants—and the way it might be defeated. purely by way of realizing our enemies, Todenhöfer believes, will we strive against ISIS’s radical, un-Islamic imaginative and prescient and the fear and destruction it brings.

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If that’s the case, the thing isn’t worth anything at all. People who aren’t really acting for Allah go to hell. The mujahid fights for God and not for himself. Anyway, first of all you’re busy with yourself and with the bombs. You are afraid. My fear is not that I will die. My fear is that I might be wounded and then get treated badly or that I might lose an arm or something. Then I wouldn’t be able to fight anymore. That is my fear. Then you fire your gun and perhaps you kill someone. Some people kill.

Berg and later victims were dressed in the orange overalls worn by the inmates at Abu Ghraib. The videos differ from the current beheadings under IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in that the bloody executions were shown in their entirety. Other than that, al-Baghdadi’s publicly staged brutality is similar in many respects to that of Zarqawi. IN THE FALL of 2004, Zarqawi officially joined al-Qaeda. Publicly his terror group went by the name al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). At that time, al-Baghdadi was sitting in an American prison in Baqubah, north of Baghdad.

Everything is always the Muslims’ fault. Are Salafis bad people? JT: Have you seen my video Feindbild Islam [Islam as the Enemy]? Salim: I couldn’t open it. It’s not as though we have a truly free Internet here. You can buy fifty megabytes for about three or four euros. And with a video, of course, that’s quickly used up. JT: Okay. So I’ll just ask you a few questions instead. Why is there no jihad in Saudi Arabia? Salim: Because there is no such thing as Saudi Arabia. There’s just Saudi America.

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