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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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. One of the soldiers spoke English better than my translator from Islamabad, and he fielded questions from everyone. I truly feel that this book taught me more about Islamic fundamentalism, mujaheddin, and jihad than I knew before. It was late at night and all I had was the address for the Harakat-ul Jihad office, so I jihae a taxi.

He nodded his head and raised the stump of his missing leg. Aukai Collins cukup jujur menceritakan perang batin seorang muslim amerika yang harus juga melawan stigma mayoritas bangsa barat pada jalan yang diambilnya It also sent its mujahideen to other conflicts, such as those in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Whenever we got on a bus one of my escorts would announce to everyone who would listen that I was an American mujahid.

That’s clever, I thought; instead of letting the border guards think that a foreigner is sneaking over the border, we’ll let them think it’s two Afghans sneaking over the border. Finally I went to Ibrahim, the emir, and told him that although I was new to Islam, I’d learned a great deal in the past four months and felt that I was ready to defend our religion.

Since we didn’t warrant one of the group’s vehicles, we left from the central bus station. But when I arrived in Frankfurt and cleared customs, nobody was waiting for me. I must have made a humorous figure — some dumb nineteen-year-old kid with a big red beard and a shaved head claiming to be a reporter with nothing more than a forged letter to back him up.


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Jan 04, Mja rated it it was amazing. 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.

The old man sat down in an empty chair without saying a word. Occasionally one of the guys would stop and chat with the people, but every time they did the conversation was almost always about me. Before reading this book I believed just what a typical America does: Some is very doubtful. They had no problems with letting a fighter sleep in their office, but they wouldn’t have anything to do with getting me into Bosnia. As the assistant sang, Khalid flexed his stump back and forth as if the sheep’s head were singing.

Afi Rahmah rated it it was ok Aug 07, He told me that he had brought my problem up with Mufti Shaheed and that I should come down to talk, so I caught a van to Islamabad the next day.

He said it wouldn’t be a problem, although it would take him a couple of weeks to make arrangements. It’s really hard to review this book accurately. In retrospect, I know that waiting somewhere for a couple of weeks is nothing, nihad at the time it seemed impossible. When I tried to put on my backpack, one of the men grabbed it and carried it for me.

The young mujahid’s crying started what can follins be described as a chain reaction, and others started crying. He had a window-tinting business to pay the bills and ran the Islamic Information Center of the Americas out of an office in downtown La Jolla.

After crossing through the checkpoint with the no foreigners sign, we stopped at a small town. Dec 02, Logan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once I found my contacts at the mosque, everything went more smoothly. I will forever respect and appreciate this book for enlightening me jihaad the depths of these issues that are portrayed so one dimensionally in our media.

When I didn’t answer, he opened my door jihadd motioned for me to get out. Was Al-Qaeda committing jihad or just murder?


At first I didn’t know what to tell him, but I thought, What the hell, I’ll take the risk.

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When I first walked in, I thought that the other Muslims might regard me with suspicion or amusement, but no one gave me a second look.

The pickup left shortly after that, and I understood that we were going jihqd try to sneak past the border post using the riverbank for cover. The next morning I set out for the camp in one of Harakat-ul Jihad’s four-wheel-drive Toyotas, along with Commander Khalid and my translator from Islamabad. Throughout the book, a very coklins tone is taken as if Collins were talking to a friend, giving the readers a surprisingly casual feeling for a book about such a topic.

We ate dinner with them and then discussed our options. I was drawn to him immediately, and asked him whether someone could get into Bosnia.

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To ask other readers questions about My Jihadplease sign up. This sounded like a cop-out to me.

At first I found this discomforting, but after a while it was just amusing. Aukai Collins – converted to Islam when he was eighteen. His response was even more surprising. As we followed the path between two enormous rocks that loomed over us, one of the men shouted Takbir! I got in the back with the Afghan and we jihav off for the dry, dusty riverbed that led to the border.

He pulled off his shawl and motioned for me to drape it over my head. That is the house of the mujahideen.