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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I couldn’t speak for my two traveling companions, but I wasn’t game for not being tortured or anything if I spoke to him in English. To ask other readers questions about My Jihadplease sign up. Later I discovered that the Tabliq was basically a pacifist movement that had originated in Pakistan. He told me that he had brought my problem up akuai Mufti Shaheed and that I should come down to talk, so I caught a van to Islamabad the next day.
Alle prijzen zijn inclusief BTW en andere heffingen en exclusief eventuele verzendkosten en servicekosten. Britain’s imperial dreams would have turned to nightmares if the Islamic scholars had declared a jihad, so the British had fostered a movement within Islam that didn’t include jihad.
Since I’d lost one of my bags on the flight from Vienna I had only the shawal kamece outfits that I’d bought in Karachi.
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.
He died on July 19,of sepsis in Oceanside, California. American-born Collins is the author of very bracing memoir.
When I’d finished he told my translator that he had seen many mujahideen come and go over the years. It was good for me to see things from this perspective. Just beautiful, I thought.
Aukai Collins (Author of My Jihad)
When we spoke, I found him genuinely friendly and kindhearted. The old man sat down in an empty chair without saying a word. It’s his story of his unique experience with the so-called “terrorists” and the governments of various countries, most of whom ARE trying to stop the actual terrorists but harm many other people in collateral. As he passed by me he rested his hand on my shoulder briefly. Yang bukan tipikal – mendapat hidayah Islam semasa di penjara setelah dipelawa mendengar kuliah agama.
During the next few days Commander Khalid put me in a loose class, where we learned about the AK and other light arms.
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As soon as I was strong enough to walk, I took the flight to Islamabad. One “crazy American” and his very strange book”.
It was an emotional, conflicted moment for all of us; no one wants to die, but for the mujahideen it is an honor. We arrived in the last city before the border late that night and went to the Harakat-ul Jihad office to spend the night. Then the men perched on the rocks started to fire their weapons into the air. Despite this, they are being shut down by the FBI. I’d been sitting in the compound ccollins about an hour when an older Afghan man told me to come with him to an uncovered white Toyota pickup, where he introduced me to his son and his son’s friend.
When we reached the point where the border post was directly across from us, I noticed that we would have to crawl if we wanted vollins stay completely out of sight of the guards, but Afghans would rather get shot than crawl on their bellies.
After Arabic, the officer switched to English.
Some of the soldiers were veterans of the war collinw the Soviets, and others were just new recruits here for basic training. When I entered the tent, Khalid was sitting against some pillows with his assistant. The taxi driver rang the bell at the gate of the house, and a bearded man came out. He drove me to the office of Harakat-ul Jihad, a Pakistani jihad group.
He was obviously some kind of senior officer, napping on his post. The dry channel was full of large, smooth stones that made lots of noise as we walked over them, and I wondered how in the hell were we going to pull this off. When the border guards were within a couple hundred meters, the Afghan’s son came flying around a bend in the riverbed, and we jumped into the white Toyota and took off. When I told him that the guy on the phone had told me to come back to Islamabad to speak with him, the look on his face changed.
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.
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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. One of Muhammad Zaky’s friends had given me a forged letter saying that I was a reporter for collina “La Jolla Tribune,” but when I sat down in front of the U. He became disillusioned, however, when some extremist factions began terrorizing civilians, and decided he could best preserve the sanctity of jihad by helping Americans rout the true terrorists.
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. Jihad is the highest act of faith in Islam. The pickup left shortly after that, and I understood that we were going to try to sneak past the border aukwi using the riverbank for cover. Hard to know how much is real versus self-promotion, but an interesting story nonetheless.
The mujahideen sat on the blankets and leaned on the berm to chat and drink tea. Then he decided that I should wear the shawl after all. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago 15, Where is the line drawn between jihad and terrorism, and is it a clear line? He must have sensed a colins change as he asked questions, because he was more persistent with the English.
The official gave me a list of jihsd I needed to prove I was a reporter, which included three sample articles. That was easy, I thought; cillins the time I didn’t know that Kashmir was also known as the “one-way jihad.
I told him to just teach me how to say fire and cease-fire in Urdu and I would be okay. Dec 02, Logan rated it it was amazing Shelves: My cover for the aaukai crossing was that I was from a province in the north of Pakistan where the people spoke what sounded to me like gibberish, so I played dumb.