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Portrait of a Young Extremist

The Islamist by Ed Husain

I recently wrote a book review for the site The Mantle, a “forum for the next generation of leaders to be heard.” Here is a bit about the review to whet your appetite:

“For the first time, the American National Security Strategy will focus on homegrown extremists ‘radicalized’ on American soil. The focus represents a key plank of the country’s global security policy. The White House would do well, then, to read Ed Husain’s The Islamist, a memoir of a London Muslim who nearly became ‘radicalized,’ only to see the error of his ways. Lisa Allen reviews this timely portrait.”

Check out the review here: