Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam
In Secret Affairs, Mark Curtis shows how Britain has helped create the Islamic terrorism that now threatens us. Exploring how the bombings of 7/7 can be traced back to groups and individuals trained and supported by Britain, Curtis draws on formerly classified government files to unravel a long history of the British government's secret collusion with and direct involvement in Islamic terrorism, from 1945 to the present day. From the overthrow of Iran's popular government during the 1950s and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, to Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia's ruthless internal oppression, Secret Affairs shows Britain's hidden hand in the rise of global terrorism. At a time when British forces are being sent to wage war in Afghanistan in increasing numbers, Mark Curtis' book shows how the seeds of today's lose-lose situation were sown a long time ago in a hidden politics as ineffective as it was immoral.
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Review: Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical IslamUser Review - Simon - Goodreads
Uneasy reading. If you ever thought that British policy was interested in promoting democracy around the world this book will disabuse you of that illusion. Curtis tracks the at best amoral actions of ... Read full review
Review: Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical IslamUser Review - Tariq Mahmood - Goodreads
The only reason God tolerates historians is because they can do what he cant, alter the past. This is precisely the reason why this book is so important when trying to fathom the ongoing relationship ... Read full review