Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2017. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Read the book you will find in its pages hope. This was a fascinating read. ). Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? It’s a very detailed and honest account that provides context to the extreme blurbs often encountered on global news channels. What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today’s world? , Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Differentiating between practicing Islam and being an Islamist was exactly what I wanted to understand better, and the author certainly has the credentials to provide such a distinction! Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in … Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2015. Maajid Nawaz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2015. The book written by Maajid Nawaz goes into much detail of the frustration faced by men and women. The book has been subsequently adapted into a documentary film of the same title. Maajid Nawaz works to promote conversation, tolerance and democracy in Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was rounded up in the aftermath of 9/11 along with many other radical Muslims. Please try again. Lots of other important conclusions but I don't want to list them all and spoil the book for you! It's a coming of age story for our post-9/11 world that is pacy, well written and thoughtful." Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. The pendulum, however, probably swung a bit too far. Maajid Usman Nawaz is a British activist and radio presenter. It's current and relevant. He later turned his back on extreemism becoming a champion of democracy and free speech. How looking for a place to be and use their talents when the door opens to radical Islamism. Perhaps due to overseas shipping but was still a great read. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £20. Maajid has addressed the U.S. Senate, been interviewed by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, and has written for The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I just got done reading this along with Maajid's joint-effort with Sam Harris. 302 Despite the challenges Muslims face in modernity, such as the bullying Nawaz faced in his youth in England, Nawaz calls for civility, reason, and mutual respect. Explore books by Maajid Nawaz with our selection at Waterstones.com. And Maajid has.”, "Maajid Nawaz has an extraordinary personal story about his journey out of Islamist extremism which reads like a novel. Great book! Maajid Nawaz is a very articulate and brilliant man who "walked the walk" of the jihadist before it got him confined for years in one of the world's worst prisons. Human rights and a respect for individual liberty are matters close to Maajid’s heart. Anyone who cares about what is happening in the world today or what it might be tomorrow should read this book. An insightful account of one man’s drastic evolution from religious fervor to enlightened peace. From confused B-boy in England to tortured Islamist in Egyptian prison to confident spokesman for Liberal Democracy worldwide, Maajid Nawaz is a gifted writer who describes his personal odyssey in fascinating detail. Maajid Nawaz generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. There was a problem loading your book clubs. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. But after four years in prison, he decided to leave the group. Something went wrong. Please try again. Great prose as well. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? Radical: My Journey Out Of Islamist Extremism, “This is a book for our times. Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. 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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Maajid Nawaz clearly describes his experiences of extreem violent racism in his youth and how extreemist Islamic groups capitalised on this leading to his radicalisation. He was formerly on the UK national leadership for the global Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir and was involved in the organisation for almost 14 years. In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? On the new book, “Islam and the Future of Tolerance,” co-written by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz. People don't grasp how valuable our freedom is! Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2016. The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground. In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Please try your request again later. Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2019. So much confusion exists about Islam, even within Islam. Maajid Nawaz discusses his transformation from racially abused teenager to radical Islamist, and from radical Islamist to a liberal Muslim reformer.