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Terrorists in Love by Ken Ballen
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Oct 28, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from October 18 to 28, 2011

This is one of the best books I've read this year.

This book took me inside some of the terrorists' minds and made me realize things about them that I had never thought of before. It's unbelieavable and yet true that most of them do that because of " love ". Love for a cause, love for someone, love for a belief... all through Islam.
It seems to me that most of them have different feelings towards Islam, however, all of them are really committed to it in a very passionate way as we all know. In my personal opinion, the teachings of the Qur'an are often interpreted in different ways. In certain cases, the way it will benefit that person's thoughts and will. There are terrorist groups that use it to harm others, with the goal of exterminating the infidels from the face of the earth so the world can be pious again. My conclusion of all the things I read in this book is that confusion, passion, love, need of a purpose and lack of guidance can lead an unstable person to choose the wrong path.

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Michele Harrod Sounds great. And so true - we are all the sum of the stories we have been told, and those we choose to believe. If only the world could find a story where that level of passion and "love" could then be applied to every living creature on the planet regardless of how they looked, or whether they had 2 legs or 4. Wouldn't that be awesome! Will definitely read this one soon, sounds extremely insightful!

Mimi Michele, i think you're gonna love this book. It's very insightful and knowledgeable.

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