MY JIHAD. The amazing, shocking story of a loyal American and a faithful Muslim whose journey took him from Usama Bin Laden's training camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA
He has been described as a "beefy-linebacker, All-American, blue-eyed, Irish- American mujahid holy warrior" who has led a life of faith, danger, and espionage in some of the most perilous war zones on the face of the Earth. It all started when a fellow worshiper in his San Diego mosque suggested that he go to Bosnia to stop the Serb-sponsored genocide that was taking place there. This eventually led him to Osama bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan, where he trained with the most aggressive and terrifying mujahadeen in the world. But when a commander asked him to raid a town in Kashmir that would include hostage taking and the killing of civilians, his life took another turn. As he was fighting jihad in Chechnya, terrorist attacks across the world shocked him and he became disillusioned by the way some were using Islam to further their own ends or to attack innocents.
He was recruited by the U.S. government as an undercover operative in the fight against terrorism. His callous treatment by inept members of the law enforcement and intelligence community provides insight into why the U.S. government can't fight against something it doesn't understand. The FBI and CIA have now spent millions of dollars to understand the events that led up to September 11, even as the information was theirs for the taking. Aukai not only became familiar with one of the leaders of the attack on America, he also became acquainted with one of the hijackers and was invited to return to Osama bin Laden's training camps. MY JIHAD is the personal story about the biggest threat to world peace and stability in our generation, as told by an insider. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 192 pages)