A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the by Ian Johnson

By Ian Johnson

Within the wake of the inside track that the 11th of September hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson questioned how one of these radical crew may possibly sink roots into Western soil. such a lot debts reached again two decades, to U.S. help 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 international struggle II. There, they'd been formed right into a well-oiled anti-Soviet propaganda desktop. As that battle ended and the chilly warfare begun, West German and U.S. intelligence brokers vied for keep watch over of this influential crew, and on the middle 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 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. a unprecedented ground-level examine chilly warfare spying and a revelatory account of the West's first, disastrous come upon with radical Islam, A Mosque in Munich is as eye-catching because it is essential to our figuring out the errors we're nonetheless making in our courting with Islamists at the present time.

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The slave of thy desire. Dust of thy throne, ascending foot am I Whatever thou desirest I would do, But sicken of my own incompetence Not in the hand of my infirmer will To carry into deed mine own desire. Time upon time I torture mine own soul, Devising liberation from the snare But when upon that moon 1 languish in. I think, my soul relapses and when look I leave both worlds behind to follow her ; ; ; 1 LOVB Without my lover, chamber Heaven's horizon my were closer than an ant's eye Were It And s ; the ant's eye wider were my lover with Than Heaven, me there THE DIVINE UNION 49 MORTAL PABAMOUR The Almighty hand that mix'd thy dust The character of wisdom on thy heart O cleanse thy bosom of material form, inscribed ; And turn the mirror of the soul to spirit, Until it be with spirit all possest, Crown'd in the light of intellectual truth.

From this point of view He is independent of all " other existences as it is said, God most glorious 39 can do without the world. ; OUR NEED OF THE BELOVED 63 OUR NEED OF THE BELOVED Thou whose sacred precincts none may see, Unseen Thou makest ail things seen to be Thou and we are not separate, yet still Thou hast no need of us, but we of Thee. ; None by endeavour can behold Thy face, Or access gain without prevenient grace For every man some substitute is found, Thou hast no peer, and none can take Thy place.

THE ABSOLUTE BEAUTY " The Absolute Beauty is the Divine Majesty endued with [the attributes of] power and bounty. Every beauty and perfection manifested in the theatre of the various grades of beings is a ray of His perfect beauty reflected therein. It Is from these rays that exalted souls have received their Impress of beauty and their quality of perfection. Whosoever is wise derives his wisdom from Divine wisdom. ," the second to but I have thought it wise to couple them together on account of the unity of their meaning.

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