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On The Road To Kandahar
  • Published: 19 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141909486
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

On The Road To Kandahar



A brilliant, fearless journalist who knows huge areas of the Islamic world intimately, Burke now turns to the wider question of how we are to get to grips with radical Islam and what it really means. Burke has travelled all over the great arc of Islamic land, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, and he uses this in his new book to great effect to show how various and completely unmonolithic Islam really is and how the sort of standard Western generalizations about it are both stupid and dangerous.

  • Published: 19 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141909486
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Jason Burke

Jason Burke is a globally recognised expert on terrorism and radical Islam and has reported for two decades on these and related conflicts from the front-lines of South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe for the Guardian. He is the best-selling, prize-winning author of four critically acclaimed books, including most recently The New Threat from Islamic Militancy (Bodley Head, 2015; shortlisted for the Orwell Prize; ‘A fine overview [from] one of the shrewdest observers of contemporary Muslim activism [which] draws together the strands of a highly complex reality to create a picture that is not just convincing but readable’ NYRB) and The 9/11 Wars (Allen Lane, 2011; ‘the best overview of the 9/11 decade in print’ Economist). His first book, Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam, is credited with having changed the popular understanding of the nature of modern radical Islam. He has made numerous appearances on television and radio and contributes to periodicals such as Foreign Policy, Prospect and the New Statesman.

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