IBNA- ‘I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad’ by Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet who interviewed ISIS commander has been reprinted in Persian.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated by Fa’ezeh Nouri and released by Ketabestan Publishing in 335 pages and 1000 copies.
In ‘I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad’, the reader accompanies Mekhennet as she journeys behind the lines of jihad, starting in the German neighborhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalized and the Iraqi neighborhoods where Sunnis and Shi’a turned against one another, and culminating on the Turkish/Syrian border region where ISIS is a daily presence.
In her travels across the Middle East and North Africa, she documents her chilling run-ins with various intelligence services and shows why the Arab Spring never lived up to its promise. She then returns to Europe, first in London, where she uncovers the identity of the notorious ISIS executioner 'Jihadi John', and then in France, Belgium and her native Germany, where terror has come to the heart of Western civilization.
Mekhennet's background has given her unique access to some of the world's most wanted men, who generally refuse to speak to Western journalists. She is not afraid to face personal danger to reach out to individuals in the inner circles of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS and their affiliates; when she is told to come alone to an interview, she never knows what awaits at her destination.