Summary

Born and raised in Essex, Maajid Nawaz was recruited into politicised Islam as a teenager. Abandoning his love of hip-hop music, graffiti and girls, he was recruited into Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Liberation Party), where he played a leading and international role in the shaping and dissemination of an aggressive anti-West narrative. While studying for his Arabic and law degree, he travelled around the UK and to Denmark and Pakistan, setting up new cells.
He arrived in Egypt the day before 9/11, where his views soon led to his arrest, imprisonment and mental torture before he was thrown into solitary confinement in a Cairo jail reserved for political prisoners. There, while mixing with everyone from the assassins of Egypt's president to Liberal reformists, he underwent an intellectual transformation, and on his release after four years, he publically renounced the Islamist ideology that had defined his life. This move would cost him his marriage, his family and his friends as well as his own personal security.
Six years after his release, Maajid now works all over the world to counter Islamism and to promote democratic ideals through his organisation, The Quilliam Foundation, which he cofounded with former Islamist and best-selling author Ed Husain.
Following in the wake of the extraordinary democratic change in the Arab world that few would have foretold, Radical is Maajid's intensely personal account of life inside and out of Islamic extremism. It also highlights one man's quest to inspire change and challenge extremism in all its forms. This is a hard-hitting memoir of one man's journey into and out of Islamic extremism.
©2013 Maajid Nawaz (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tiago Lazaro on 16-12-16

Simply Inspirational

It is my hope that Maajid's candid writing and progressive work for an international secular Islam, touches the minds and hearts of those who would otherwise press for the islamisation of the west and the establishment of a Caliphate. Thank you Maajid.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rak on 07-01-17

Fantastic Insight

An extremely interesting true story that is well told by the author. I was gripped and would recommend it.

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