By Ian Johnson
Within the wake of the scoop that the 11th of September hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson questioned how the sort of radical crew might sink roots into Western soil. so much money owed reached again two decades, to U.S. help of Islamist combatants 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 international struggle II. There, they'd been formed right into a well-oiled anti-Soviet propaganda computing device. As that struggle ended and the chilly warfare started, West German and U.S. intelligence brokers vied for keep watch over of this influential team, and on the heart of the covert tug of warfare was once a quiet mosque in Munich—radical Islam's first beachhead within the West.
Culled from an array of assets, together with newly declassified files, A Mosque in Munich interweaves the tales of numerous key gamers: a Nazi pupil became postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders around the globe, together with contributors of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naïve CIA males desirous 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 beautiful because it is important to our knowing the errors we're nonetheless making in our dating with Islamists this present day.
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This is the genealogy of him given by al-Haafiz ibn ‘Asaakir in his Taareekh. (He is known as) the 37 Macedonian, the Greek, the Egyptian, builder of Alexandria, on the events of whose life the Greeks based their calendar. He came much later than the first Alexander. This was approximately three hundred years before the Messiah. The philosopher Aristotle was his minister and he is the one who killed Daar ibn Daar (Darius) and humiliated the kings of Persia and invaded their land. We have drawn attention to him because many people think that they are one and the same and that the one who is mentioned in the Qur’aan is the one whose minister was Aristotle, which has resulted in a lot of mistakes and far-reaching corruption.
This is an attribution of imperfection to the Lord of the Worlds and a denial of the fact that Adam (peace be upon him) repented and Allaah saved the Messiah (peace be upon him) from death. 10. Their disbelief in the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), even though he is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. 34 11. Their belief in the soundness of the distorted Torah that they have in front of them today, which contains insults against God, describing Him as having shortcomings, and insults against the Prophets and Messengers, saying things that one can hardly dare utter, but we mention them in order to highlight the abhorrent nature of the kufr (disbelief) that they follow.
He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none coequal or comparable unto Him” [al-Ikhlaas 112:1-4 – interpretation of the meaning] Because the Christians believe that ‘Eesa (Jesus) is the son of God – exalted be Allaah far above what they say – many verses of the Qur’aan deny this claim and refute it, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allaah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allaah. That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the saying of those who disbelieved aforetime.
A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Ian Johnson