My Journey into the Heart of Terror

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State
My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State is a 2016 memoir by the German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer.wikipedia
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Jürgen Todenhöfer

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State is a 2016 memoir by the German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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Todenhöfer was the first western journalist to travel to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS), alternatively known as ISIL, to find out the cause of the fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq

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Todenhöfer was the first western journalist to travel to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS), alternatively known as ISIL, to find out the cause of the fighting in Iraq and Syria. Todenhӧfer spent most of his time in Mosul, Iraq but he could have visited ISIS-controlled cities in Syria such as Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

Syria

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Todenhöfer was the first western journalist to travel to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS), alternatively known as ISIL, to find out the cause of the fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Islamic terrorism

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Todenhöfer rejects the description 'Islamic terrorism' and considers the acts of ISIS fighters as non-Islamic.

Afghanistan

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In past years he had met with leaders of the Mujahedeen in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan and the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Taliban

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In past years he had met with leaders of the Mujahedeen in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan and the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda

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In past years he had met with leaders of the Mujahedeen in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan and the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Bashar al-Assad

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He also visited Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, several times in 2012.

Facebook

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In the summer of 2014 Todenhӧfer sent a message on Facebook to more than 80 German ISIS soldiers asking whether he could visit the ISIS fighting cadre.

Skype

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They had Skype discussions for several months.

Kalashnikov rifle

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Todenhöfer wrote that he stayed with an ISIS soldier who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle.

Mosul

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Todenhӧfer spent most of his time in Mosul, Iraq but he could have visited ISIS-controlled cities in Syria such as Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

Raqqa

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Todenhӧfer spent most of his time in Mosul, Iraq but he could have visited ISIS-controlled cities in Syria such as Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

Deir ez-Zor

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Todenhӧfer spent most of his time in Mosul, Iraq but he could have visited ISIS-controlled cities in Syria such as Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.