Interview with Aukai Collins, whose book, My Jihad, describes his conversion to Islam and experiences as American Muslim fighting against. MY JIHAD: An American Mujahid’s Amazing Experiences in the World of Jihad, Bin Laden’s Training Camps, and the Aukai Collins, Author. by. Aukai Collins. · Rating details · ratings · 26 reviews. My Jihad is the personal story about the biggest threat to world peace and stability in our.
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Hardcoverpages. They had AKs and a PKM light machine gun, and one of the guys even had an RPG rocket-propelled grenade launcherwhich he fired off toward the top of the mountain. It’s been years since I’ve read this, but as I recall he went to fight first in Chechnya aukaai then the Balkans before becoming disillusioned that so much of what au,ai was fighting for was protecting drug supply lines and smuggling routes, leading him to becoming an informant for the FBI.
In the NWFP, a portion of Pakistan governed mainly by Pashtun tribal elders, daily life is marked with tribal rivalries, blood feuds, and constantly changing alliances.
In this book, he distinguishes between the Chechen armed resistance against the Russian army, which he regards as justified according to Islamand terrorism in Al Qaeda style, which he regards as contrary to Islam. Where they got their funding, what confederacies they had, how their organization was composed, were all things I didn’t consider or ask about.
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In fundamentalist faith, you are given the ultimate father, strict rules, and big expectations. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
I’d fly to Frankfurt, where an Arab would pick me up, give me some papers, and put me on a train to Vienna. My Jihad is the personal story about the biggest threat to world peace and stability in our generation, as told by an insider. He motioned that Commander Khalid wanted to see me in his tent.
Everyone was happy about the return collinns the commander, who was obviously well loved by this group, and they also seemed excited to have an American Muslim in the camp. A different perspective, to say the least! One of the guards from the border was considerate enough to lean his AK up against the wall next to me, and I started to form a contingency plan in case things went sour.
This suited me, so I agreed to go to Afghanistan. My primary goal was to help Bosnia, but I was too impatient to wait, so against Muhammad Zaky’s advice I took off for the Pakistani city of Karachi.
Sebuah keyakinan, sebuah pilihan, membawanya pada sebuah perjalanan yang mungkin tidak pernah dia bayangkan sebelumnya, dan itu nyata. I traveled to Vienna by train and tried to call my contacts there; again, I couldn’t reach jy. Needless to say, I walked out aukzi the office feeling stupid. Although he was busy speaking to some other people, I asked him what the hell was going on. Although I was having fun and learning a lot, sitting around the camp became boring.
Although he never spoke about it, some said that he had testified before the House of Representatives about the mujahideen in Afghanistan, and that his testimony had been instrumental in ensuring that the United States sent Stinger antiaircraft missiles to the mujahideen. Many of these mujahideen are people just like anyone in the US who just have been led down a different path in life, due to their living environment.
Aukai Collins (Author of My Jihad)
While on patrol we would hike for several hours without seeing a single soul; then we’d suddenly come across a mud house atop a peak, where an entire family would be sitting out front.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. He has traveled and fought jihad in several regions across the globe, including Croatia, Pakistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Liberia, and Chechnya. He was a brawny, blue-eyed, Irish-American religious convert who became a holy warrior in the name of Islam — until the holy war began to change.
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The two other guys had a friend who was the head of a madrasah inside the town. The vocabulary is relatively common, with military terms and pieces of Arabic and Urdu vocabulary used to offer a more genuine feel to the accounts of his experiences.
Yet his greatest strength — providing insight into the problems surrounding the U. He immediately called for the guy. The border guard who confronted me was nothing more than a pimply-faced kid with an AK As terrorist attacks on civilians around the world intensified, Aukai was asked to lead a mission that included hostage taking and the killing of civilians — something he would not do.
The Best Books of For all his seriousness, Commander Khalid greated us genially and wanted to know all about me. Menjadi menarik ketika penulis akhirnya berada disisi lain, dimana dia menjadi bagian dari mereka yg berusaha menghentikan pergerakan para mujahidin dengan dalih keamanan dunia dan memerangi terorisme.
The run down was hilarious. He was missing one of his legs below the knee and had a prosthetic, but he usually moved around with crutches and continued to participate in operations.
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After about four months I became concerned about the war in Bosnia, where the Serbs were slaughtering Muslims by the tens of thousands. A couple of days later a driver showed up. The drive was boring but much more comfortable in the spacious Suburban than in the cramped Pakistani van to Kashmir. Some people called the camp Jihadwal, others called it Khalid Bin Whalid. I truly feel that this book taught me more about Islamic fundamentalism, mujaheddin, and jihad than I knew before.
My Jihad is an insider’s story about the greatest threat to world peace and stability in modern times, told by an unforgettable true-life warrior who has collijs the walk, fought the fights, and lived to tell about it.
Whenever we got on a bus one of my escorts would announce to everyone who would listen that I was an American mujahid. Jihad is an established principle of Islam, and when Muslims are being attacked and killed, it is akuai duty of every adult male Muslim to go to their aid. Books of the Week. Collins tells of his horrific encounters with Usama Bin Laden and injuries that he had sustained while fighting with the Islamic Chechen Irregulars of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
One day I was sitting on one of the big boulders at the edge of the camp when one of the guys walked over to me. At first I didn’t know what to tell him, but I thought, What the hell, I’ll take the risk. An eye-opening look into the mind and heart of an American Muslim and his dedication to jihad.