Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Mosque in Munich - Ian Johnson

This book has been popping up in our "Amazon recommended books" section for months now. We finally picked up a copy and read through it and now ready for a second read. The amount of research and documentation involved is impressive as are the numbers of characters involved. The most familiar name is Garip Sultan. There are themes in this book of Nazis and WW2, Turkic people of the soviet era and their striving for autonomy, the relationship between the West and the Muslim world, the rise of Radio Liberty, woven together by a tale of a Muslim community in West Germany, striving to build a house of worship.

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