Terrorists in Love: True Life Stories of Islamic Radicals

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Now in paperback, “Revealing, often touching interviews with six young Islamic men whose stories cast a revealing light on an exotic, unfamiliar culture....Few readers will deny that the stories illuminate the frustrations of young Islamic men living in repressive societies, alternatively fascinated and horrified by America” (Kirkus Reviews).

Imagine a world where a boy’s dreams dictate the behavior of warriors in battle ; where a young couple’s only release from forbidden love is death; where a suicide bomber survives only to become fiercely pro-American. This is the world of Terrorists in Love.

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Terrorists in Love defies conventional thinking. Even though I had studied radicals and criminals for most of my career, when I went behind the lines, and got to know some of today's terrorists closely, everything I thought I knew was shattered. That's why I decided to write this book.

I started out as a federal prosecutor, a job in which I convicted international terrorists and then I became a Congressional investigator. From nearly two decades in this line of work, I learned a simple truth: you can really only find out about people by talking to them—in depth and at length.

So I started a non-profit organization to learn what makes people support extremism and spent five years researching and interviewing more than a hundred extremists—-in Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and throughout the Muslim world.

And what I found surprised even me. From frustrated love to mystical visions, from envy of Americans to blind hatred, here is a world so different from our own, it begs for understanding—-and a different response than what our policy makers have given so far.

I got to know Taliban soldiers, Al Qaeda suicide bombers and extremist leaders, even though I'm American and Jewish. I learned what no amount of torture or confinement of terrorists could ever tell us: what lay within their hearts. These straightforward lessons will help give us all a clearer path to defeat terrorism in our times-—and build better understanding across religions and cultures. --Ken Ballen

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Ken Ballen is president and founder of Terror Free Tomorrow, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that investigates the causes of extremism. He has spent nearly two decades on the frontlines of law enforcement, international relations, intelligence oversight, and congressional investigations. He lives near Washington, D.C.

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