By Ian Johnson

Within the wake of the scoop that the September 11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson puzzled how this sort of radical workforce may perhaps sink roots into Western soil. so much bills reached again 20 years, to U.S. aid of Islamist opponents in Afghanistan. yet Johnson dug deeper, to the beginning of the chilly conflict, uncovering the untold tale of a bunch of ex-Soviet Muslims who had defected to Germany in the course of global conflict II. There, they'd been shaped right into a well-oiled anti-Soviet propaganda computing device. As that conflict ended and the chilly conflict all started, West German and U.S. intelligence brokers vied for keep an eye on of this influential staff, and on the heart of the covert tug of struggle used to be a quiet mosque in Munich—radical Islam's first beachhead within the West.

Culled from an array of resources, together with newly declassified files, A Mosque in Munich interweaves the tales of numerous key gamers: a Nazi pupil grew to become postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders around the globe, together with contributors of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naïve CIA males wanting to struggle communism with a brand new weapon, Islam. an extraordinary ground-level examine chilly struggle spying and a revelatory account of the West's first, disastrous stumble upon with radical Islam, A Mosque in Munich is as attractive because it is essential to our knowing the error we're nonetheless making in our dating with Islamists at the present time.

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